The tips

1. Turn on your camera. There are things you get working in an office that you don’t get from home – a quick “Hi!” walking by a desk, catch up chats and more, she said. “You must intentionally create interaction when you are in a virtual workplace setting.”

2. Have face-to-face meetings and check-ins at least once a week. O’Neal suggests hopping on Zoom or other virtual meeting software not just for meetings, but even for lunches and happy hours. 

3. Set clear expectations. “Make sure you are very clear about what work you are doing. If the boss hasn’t made it clear, then you take the step and ask. Don’t forget about priorities. You may need extra information and/or tools to get work done.”

4. “Cut ’em some slack.” “Working from home sometimes means wearing all of your hats at the same time,” she wrote. There can be an adjustment period for those not used to the new way of doing things, so, when in doubt, pick up the phone!

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