When you work remotely, it can be difficult to keep yourself visible. You may even be the type of employee who likes to keep a low profile. It is in your best interest, however, to be visible at work for many reasons, most importantly the potential for promotion.
So, how do you increase and maintain your visibility at work when you are working from home? Here are tips to keep you in sight and on their minds.
1. Be Seen
It can be tempting to stay off-camera during virtual meetings or to avoid dropping by the physical office if there is one. To build stronger relationships with your coworkers and managers, though, you need to be seen. An occasional trip to the office or turning on video for the weekly meetings boosts your visibility quickly.
2. Be Heard
While you’re in those meetings, speak up and participate. Contributing to the discussion with your own voice helps you connect personally. Remember to speak clearly and use a strong voice so everyone can hear you well.
3. Be Social
Remote workers are usually more productive than those in a traditional office. It can be easy to get too lost in work, though, and forget to make those personal, social connections with coworkers that occur daily when you work together in the same space.
Try to be social at work through the company’s social media pages. You can also get involved in company events and interests that keep you connected with others on your team and throughout the company. You can even represent your company at virtual industry events, increasing your visibility and helping the company simultaneously.
4. Be Available
One of the best ways to increase your visibility at work is to be available. Whether it’s for your boss or your coworkers, the ability to reach you by email, phone, or other means will stand out.
Even if you enjoy the peace and quiet of remote work, it is vital to keep yourself visible and present in order to thrive at work and build strong professional connections. When you make even a modest effort to be seen, heard, sociable, and available, managers and coworkers will take note.