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It’s Hard To Build Strong Relationships When You Work From Home

Richard Millington
Richard Millington

Founder of FeverBee

Work from home all you like, but don’t be surprised when your requests for more resources and attention are ignored.

Whether you like it or not, you’re playing the relationship game.

Your success depends entirely on you being able to build powerful internal relationships.

It’s really hard to do that if you’re going to work from home while the rest of your colleagues are having lunch together.

Whose problems do you think engineering will fix first? What do you think marketing will devote more promotional resources to? What do you think management will pay more attention towards?

Yes, there should be independent criteria for all of the above. But I’ve yet to work with any organization where priorities weren’t heavily influenced by relationships.

And the more you work from home, the harder it is to build and maintain strong relationships. If you’re determined not to work in an office, then work on the road, meeting as many of your members as possible.

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