Focus Question: What does Keeping it simple mean for you?
Simplification in the remote workspace is critical. When contexts vary across a team, time zones are different and cross-cultural elements get in the mix of everyday work, simplification and keeping things simple is essential for high performance and flow.
The notion of “keeping things simple” can flow across a business at all levels –
From program design, to customer messaging.
From keeping what you offer simple, to how you communicate and reinforce it. Simplification also relates to workflows and processes.
Simplification may also involve creating visuals around a topic to consolidate a lot of ideas into one graphic.
In the remote space the more complex a process, the more likely it is to break down. In the remote space, the more complex things are, the more likely there is going to be misunderstandings. These can lead to work breakdowns, lack of alignment, conflict, and many other things.
What’s important about keeping things simple in your work?
Consider what keep it simple can mean in these different areas of your work:
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This week’s blog post brings us to getting organized. What are the things you want to put in place in order to get moving in the way you want?
As a remote worker there may be need for getting organized and using systems in several areas. Consider:
What do you know about your own preferences for how you like to work and see things?
Need to Know
To explore this topic further check out:
Section 3 of PlanDoTrack and the early part of this section around systems.
If you are a coach, check out this recent Coaching Business Builder blog posts on systems.
Check out this post from FlexJobs on how to organize your day when working from home - https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/how-to-structure-your-day-when-working-from-home/.
If you are a professional who works remotely, check out these blog posts related to Systems. Whether you are a leader, remotepreneur, or team member, you'll find them applicable.
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