Standing Out in a Hybrid World

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Remote work is great. No commute. Working in pajamas. Chat boxes instead of people popping by your desk. But it can also be challenging.

It’s easy for your boss to see your hard work when you’re in the same place, but how do you set yourself apart when working from home?

President of Social Intel, Bianca Calhoun Lager, joined me on my live-streaming show Inside Scoop to teach us how to stand out in a hybrid world.

Here are three of her top tips about standing out in a hybrid world.

1) Know Your Team.

Whether you’re a manager or an employee, knowing how the people you communicate with, like to communicate is key.

Is Slack the best for this situation? Or does it have a lot of information and need to be an email?

“There’s a lot of caveats to it, but if it takes me longer than 10 minutes to write an email about it, or if we need to talk about it longer than 10 minutes, we need a meeting,” Bianca said.

Anything shorter can be an email or Slack-type message depending on how your team likes to communicate.

If you don’t want to have a meeting (or your team doesn’t like meetings) but something is too complicated for an email, try a video or voice memo! My team uses Vidyard all the time and it works great!

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2) Set Remote Boundaries.

Boundaries are so important. At work. In relationships. In everything. They’re so important, I have an entire LinkedIn Learning course about “How to Set Boundaries and Protect Your Time”.

“Especially for remote work boundaries are everything,” Bianca said.

But you can’t set up boundaries until you know what your priorities are. “It starts with understanding what your own personal needs are. Are you somebody who needs quiet space and time? How can you set your environment up to meet your own needs? And that means communicating with your roommates,” Bianca said.

You will also not only need to know your own needs to communicate to the people in your physical space, but the needs of the people in your hybrid space as well.

“Understanding what those needs are and understanding your own team, if you’re the manager. What their environment and needs are,” Bianca added.

And that idea goes both ways. It’s important for a manager to understand their team’s needs and it’s important for employees to communicate their needs to their managers.

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3) Make Lists!

I’m not the only one who loves lists, Bianca’s a list-enthusiast as well! She likes to use digital lists because they’re always in the same place on the go.

“Having it digitally means you can be in the office or access that at home. Be at an airport, be wherever you are, and if you do nothing else, you can do that,” Bianca said.

She recommends Google Task and ToDo Cloud, which are great if you’re looking to make your lists electronic.

But whether you’re a digital lister like Bianca, or a paper lister like me, something we both do is: separate out our work and home tasks. Separating your lists make it easier to see what needs to get done throughout the day and what can be prioritized when.

For more tips on standing out in a hybrid world, check out the entire episode of Inside Scoop and start the “Mastering Hybrid Work” pathfinder series which is FREE until April 29th 2022.

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