What Type of Homeworker are you?


Why recognising homeworking styles is important

Now we are in lock down people are adopting different homeworking styles. Although we are apart we still need to work together so it is important to recognise different homeworking types of team members, especially if you are a team leader or manager. Without recognising homeworking styles, teams will not perform at their best and in some cases may become dysfunctional.

So what type of homeworker are you?

jec-worker-type-the-isolationist-200px-01.jpgAn Isolationist.

An isolationist is someone who locks themself away to get their tasks done and is reluctant to respond to emails and other communcations.

If you're an Isolationist, what should you do?
If your team member is an isolationist you should...

jec-worker-type-the-time-shifter-200px-01.jpgA Time Shifter.

A Time Shifter is someone who has to cope with non-work activities during the day.  For example yiu may take time out for home schooling and catch up with work tasks in the evening. So you are not available to your colleagues throughout the traditonal working day.

If you're a Time Shifter, what should you do?
If your team member is a Time Shifter, you should...

jec-worker-type-the-reluctant-absentee-200px-01.jpgA Reluctant Absentee.

Are you someone who has been reluctant to leave your familiar office environment and you miss the support and social interactions with colleagues? You may feel quite isolated and stressed in a homeworking environment. 

If you're a Reluctant Absentee, what should you do?
If your team member is a Reluctant Absentee, you should...

jec-worker-type-the-remote-manager-200px-01.jpgA Remote Manager.

You have mastered the use of communication and collaboration technologies and you are comfortable working at any location.

If you're a Remote Manager, what should you do?
If your team member is a Remote Manager, you should...

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