In our last blog post, we talked about tips on how to build and maintain a strong company culture with offshore or remote employees. This time, it’s going to be the other way around. Here are tips for offshore employees out there on how to establish a solid company culture with offshore employers.
There are millions of offshore employees out there so, we hope you get something out of this. Let’s begin.
Before you start, check out our tips for employers.
As an employee, remember that there is always room for improvement. Don’t be afraid to ask for an assessment from your employer. This is a great way to determine rooms for improvement. Ask them what’s working and what’s not. Build upon that.
Your employer can provide a fresh perspective that will help you better perform your job. It is also best to take the time to do a self-assessment. You can do it monthly, quarterly or yearly. Just look back and answer these questions. What did you accomplish that you are proud of? Are there any skills can you improve? What are the key challenges you’ve experienced? There are more questions.
Power of Initiative
Initiative is not just asking more tasks left and right. True initiative is critical thinking and the ability to work with less supervision as possible. Someone with initiative is self-motivated, ambitious and insightful with the opportunities to help and contribute.
Initiative, no matter the scale is initiative. For example, an employee jumping in to help your employer who is swamped with so much work. Busy or not, everyone can use a hand, and everyone should always be ready to lend a hand.
With this, you’re getting confidence and so does your employer.
A Good Communicator
An oldie but goodie, timely and timeless. Communication is everything when it comes to outsourcing. Lack of communication will result in so much negativity and slow progress within a company or business leveraging an offshore team.
So, make sure to check your communication channels or software. Turn on notification alerts. Make sure to be concise with your communication to avoid confusion. Notify your employer if you need something from him or her.
Don’t be afraid of coming off as someone pushy and annoying. If you know what you’ll say or share has value for the business, no matter if it’s small or big, go ahead.
Ideas for Productivity
We’re not saying that it’s mandatory to come up with ideas to improve productivity. We strongly advise it. A great employee strives with workarounds and in-depth problem-solving skills. You’re not just stepping up to the challenge but you’re rising above it.
Don’t be too reluctant in sharing your ideas with everyone. If it’s for productivity or whatever. You want the best for the office and there is value in that.
Be confident to correct mistakes
Most employees are dismissive when it comes to correcting their employers or bosses. I mean, we get it, you might be afraid that your boss won’t appreciate you pointing out his or her mistakes.
But, think about what will happen if you never set it right. That mistake or mistakes might be costly or maybe even disastrous not only for your employer but for the entire business.
Your employer will surely appreciate you saving the day. But, before you do so, make sure to verify that your boss did make a mistake and establish your motives for doing it. Be respectful and make sure to raise your concerns cautiously.
Company culture is a driving factor not for success but continuous success for everyone.