How To Get A Promotion When You Work From Home
What's not to love about working from home? It allows you to savor piping hot morning cappuccinos at your own pace and snuggle with your cat while typing reports from under a fluffy blanket. Unfortunately, the comfort of a home office might come at the expense of a promotion. When individual contributions become harder to recognize due to a lack of on-site presence, getting a promotion becomes more challenging. For instance, between 2020 and 2021, promotions worldwide plummeted by 48%, an Ascend study from Harvard Business Review found.
Despite less connection with coworkers, promotions are certainly not out of reach for teleworkers who can prove their mettle. In fact, a fair number of workers find telecommuting a boon to their careers. According to a 2022 Pew Research Center survey querying U.S. teleworkers, 44% of participants said that working remotely made it easier for them to get their job done.
So, what are the things you can do to advance in your job from the comfort of your home?
Let your output speak for itself
Promotions are bound to land in the laps of those who can showcase their productivity in visible results no matter where they work. According to a 2015 ConnectSolutions survey, 77% of respondents who worked remotely a few times every month saw higher productivity. Among them, 30% reported completing their assignments faster and 24% accomplishing more within the same time. If you're naturally introverted, busy taking care of your kids, or having mobility difficulties, remote working might be the perfect opportunity to up your game.