The Ultimate Tipsheet for Working Remotely

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USAID LEARN
Date Published:
April 18, 2019
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Community Contribution

As international development professionals, we are accustomed to collaborating with people who are not located in the same office as we are. It comes with the territory—working with people in multiple countries, across various time zones. Beyond this, remote working in the sector includes people teleworking regularly from home, supervisors managing employees who spend time working away from the office and daily interactions with colleagues posted overseas. We know that effective collaboration is incredibly important to the success of development work. After all, it is the C in Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA).

In order for remote working to be successful, we need to ensure that it fosters effective collaboration; but that is a lot easier said than done. We have developed this tip sheet of remote working tips for international development staff to improve the efficiency and productivity of important working relationships.

This resource lists the most common sets of challenges faced in remote working and provides practice advice and remedies. It also identifies the applicability of each tip by remote working profile. 

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