Carole Deerin, a manager with Hewlett Packard who works virtually with colleagues around the world, is our guest blogger this week. Please join us in welcoming Carole and picking up proven communication how-tos on leading and managing a widely distributed workforce.
Out of sight, out of mind –This is something you definitely don’t want when you work in a company where many people are working virtually.
While not an expert, I pride myself on managing through an extensive career in a corporate environment, being part of an acquired organization and quickly establishing myself as a manager who can lead through change. I want my manager to know that I’m here contributing every day. It is just as important that my employees know I hear them and am available for them so they can perform their jobs successfully. A good communications plan that I follow consistently enables me to engage up, down, and across with colleagues.