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Let's Build Together Our Remote Work Certification
Let's co-create the future of remote work with our Remote Work Certification. Help me define what makes an exceptional remote worker and company, and let's shape this game-changer together!
Hey there, remote leader 👋
Remember our last chat about the potential for remote certification for companies and workers? The interest and feedback were overwhelming and, honestly, quite inspiring. We're onto something big here. So, let's roll up our sleeves and dive deeper into the idea.
Your Input, Our Blueprint
Let me be clear: this isn't a one-person show.
The essence of remote work is collaboration; the same principle applies to this certification. We're in this together. Your opinions, ideas, and suggestions are invaluable as we shape this certification to serve remote workers and companies best.
What Makes a Certified Remote Company?
In a world where businesses are scrambling to adapt to remote work, it's crucial to distinguish those who are genuinely remote-ready.
IMHO, a certified remote company should provide the following:
A Supportive Remote Culture
This involves respecting different time zones, promoting work-life balance, and understanding the challenges of remote work.
Companies must leverage the best tools for team collaboration, regular check-ins, and feedback.
Career Growth Opportunities
Remote shouldn't mean stagnant. Opportunities for upskilling and career advancement are crucial.
include clear work-hours guidelines, vacation policies, and expectations.
Remote-First Decision Making
All decisions should factor in the remote nature of work, and employees should never feel left out.
What Makes a Certified Remote Worker?
On the flip side, a certified remote worker should:
Show Self-Motivation and Discipline
With freedom comes responsibility. Remote workers should be reliable and manage their time effectively.
Have Excellent Communication Skills
To overcome the 'distance,' strong written and verbal communication is essential.
Be a Problem-Solver
Things go wrong, and you need the resilience to handle them in a remote environment.
Possess Digital Literacy
Proficiency in using various tools for project management, communication, and collaboration is a must.
Embrace Continuous Learning
A remote worker must adapt and learn as the landscape changes.
Now, it's your turn.
What do you think makes an outstanding remote company or worker?
What should our certification look like?
Let's brainstorm together and shape this game-changing certification.
I can't wait to hear your thoughts 🤓
That's all for this Saturday.
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