Thriving in the Virtual Working Environment: How to be successful and advance in your career.

Being successful and advancing in the virtual working environment: Here are some suggestions to facilitate your journey and to THRIVE:

  1. Communicate effectively and regularly: In a remote working environment, it’s essential to communicate regularly with your colleagues and managers. Keep them updated on your work, progress, and any challenges you are facing. Use video conferencing and messaging tools to stay in touch and update your team on your progress.
  2. Be proactive: Take the initiative to identify areas where you can contribute, and offer to take on new projects or responsibilities. This shows that you are proactive and invested in the company’s success.
  3. Build relationships: Even in a remote working environment, it’s important to build relationships with your colleagues and managers. Take the time to get to know your colleagues and build connections with them. Participate in team building activities, and be proactive in seeking out feedback and guidance. This can help you to build a network of advocates who can help to promote your work and accomplishments.
  4. Set clear goals and establish a routine: Set clear goals for yourself and make sure that you are aligning your work with the company’s objectives. This helps to show that you are focused and committed to the company’s success. Set up a routine for your workday, including when you start and finish work, and take breaks. This will help you stay focused and productive, and also help your team know when you are available.
  5. Be visible and demonstrate your value: Make yourself visible by participating in virtual meetings, team building events, and other company activities. This shows that you are engaged and invested in the company’s culture and values. Show your team and your manager your value by delivering high-quality work, meeting deadlines, and taking initiative. Be willing to go above and beyond to help the team succeed, and be proactive in seeking out opportunities to contribute.
  6. Seek feedback and professional development: Ask for feedback from your colleagues and managers regularly. This helps you to identify areas for improvement and shows that you are open to constructive criticism. Take advantage of any professional development opportunities offered by your company, such as training programs or mentorship programs. Additionally, seek out opportunities for self-learning and development, such as online courses or conferences.

By following these tips, you can increase your visibility and chances of advancing in a fully remote working environment. Remember to stay focused, communicate effectively, build relationships, and demonstrate your value to your team and your organization. Your future is in your hands! Enjoy and pursue the exciting journey!

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator