Working remote: How to get a promotion from home

Remote workers are 35%-40% more productive than their in-office counterparts

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire)– Since the pandemic, the number of home-based workers has surged. A new study revealed that by 2025, more than 36 million Americans will be working remotely.

A new Upwork’s survey revealed remote workers are 35% to 40% more productive than their in-office counterparts. So, how can you get ahead and still work from home?

More and more people are doing it and survey after survey shows Americans like working remotely. In one recent study, 27% of employees said they’d take a 10-20% pay cut to work from home!

But how do employees shine when they’re not in the office? During virtual meetings, keep your camera on and lean in a little more to show you’re focused. Stay present in all meetings, ask questions and comment when appropriate.

“It’s been more efficient for folks to be able to get up and work directly rather than having to get frazzled by a long commute,” said Joel Garris, the president and CEO of Nelson Financial.

Designate a specific workspace that’s free of distractions. A good rule of thumb is to wear attire that would be appropriate if your boss would need you on video right away. One of the most important things for parents -- make childcare arrangements.

Garris explains that “it’s easy to get distracted.”

Do attend any face-to-face networking opportunities whenever possible to foster strong relationships with your colleagues. Ask for more responsibility and do volunteer for new tasks outside your job description to give you an edge.

Another good idea … seek out a mentor within your company, and schedule regular face-to-face meetings. Don’t skip the meetings. Treat them as important as your best client.

Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201215005287/en/Upwork-Study-Finds-22-of-American-Workforce-Will-Be-Remote-by-2025 https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/remote-work-statistics/, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/business/work-from-home-career-management.html https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/5-common-mistakes-people-make-working-from-home.html/

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About the Authors:

Roslyn Jimenez is a news producer at KSAT. Before joining the team, she was a producer and video editor at KIII-TV and a radio intern in Corpus Christi. She graduated from Del Mar College with an Associate's degree in political science and liberal arts. Roslyn is family-oriented and loves spending time with her fiancé and chihuahua Paco.

RJ Marquez is co-host of KSAT News Now and reports for Good Morning San Antonio. He's been at KSAT since 2010 and covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms, including his Spurs newsletter. RJ has reported stories for KSAT Explains.