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Working Remotely

Weʼve found that our team is most productive working in co-located environments, rather than remotely. Therefore, this section pertains to an employee who normally works in one of our office locations but who needs to work from somewhere else one day (or part of a day). Itʼs preferred that an employee work at the office, but should you have a compelling reason not to, this section outlines whatʼs expected.

Before working remotely, obtain approval from the person you report to as much in advance as reasonably possible. Several days notice is expected, except for unusual circumstances.

Guidance

Be sure to choose and/or create a working environment that is suitable for productive work. This would include:

  • A fast, reliable internet connection
  • A quiet, private, and distraction free place
  • You have ample time to work as much as you would have at the office

Some important things to understand about working remotely:

  • Itʼs not shorter than the time youʼre missing at the office
  • Itʼs not less productive
  • Itʼs not an excuse for missing commitments (meetings, deadlines, etc.)
Other comments

Working remotely will require more effort on your part to ensure itʼs effective and productive. It will take extra work to ensure youʼre still collaborating well with your teammates and exceeding their expectations. At the end of the day, your teammates are counting on you just as much as when youʼre at the office.