“Face time.” If you were reading hard-copy business magazines twenty years ago, you'll likely remember articles urging you to actively seek out and spend quality, one-on-one “face time” with your manager or employees. It’s a fact: collaborative conversations and personal feedback sessions were vitally important between boss and employee, and among team members and colleagues, to build strong relationships in the workplace.
Since 2015, I’ve worked as a remote employee for Interaction Associates. For me, it’s been great. Working from home has also given me added time to be with my family, which is a tremendous perk for a new parent. Flexible work arrangements and technology are quickly shifting where work can be accomplished, altering the typical nine-to-five workday, and rapidly transforming the physical workspace, e.g., hoteling and hybrid workplaces.