communication and trust are important factors for successful relationships

Trust & Communication: Foundations of Any Relationship

Relationships take on many forms. We have business relationships with coworkers, employees, bosses, supervisors, vendors, and clients. We have family and spouse relationships. We have friends and people that we meet through mutual friends. Each category of relationship has a different level of…

Remote work is about managing expectations. Bridget Willard

Remote Work: 8 (ish) Weeks In

Remote work is about managing expectations.

If you haven’t already heard, I started a new job, career, and life over at WordImpress in San Diego December 1, 2015.

People seem to think this would be super hard. I get asked by almost everyone I know,

“How do you like working from home? Is it hard?”

I like it. It’s not that hard.

Okay. Backup.

Yes, I had some trouble at first. But it was about expectations – mine, my husband’s, and those of my friends.

It’s a real job.

I am not a freelancer. I am accountable. I’m part of a team. Teams communicate. We use Slack, Asana, Google Hangouts, email, texting, and — wait for it — the phone. It’s great. I’ve had zero trouble communicating effectively with Team San Diego.

But with friends, it’s been a bit different.

I don’t have the option to go out for a two hour coffee. I have tasks and deadlines. Two hour coffee dates are why Saturdays were invented.

Enough said.