Remote Worker Self-Study Workbook

25 Jun, 2020 / by Christina Bowser

The Remote Worker Self-Study Workbook helps you create remote work settings and processes to support your strongest behavioral traits.

Working remotely comes with different situations and requirements from a conventional work environment. You schedule, organize, and manage your work day differently. How you communicate is different. You can't just call a team huddle or spontaneously run to your colleague's office to ask a question.

There is the obvious physical distancing from the organization, but there may be psychological distancing as well. How can understanding your behavioral traits support your ability to be a more productive and successful remote worker?

Remote Worker Self-Study Workbook

Remote Worker Self-Study Workbook cover pageThe Remote Worker Self-Study Workbook is a self-paced, self-guided assessment and workbook. It helps you create a work routine that works best for you in a remote setting. It also helps you become more aware of your behavioral traits in order to help you feel more productive, and motivated.

Your Extended DISC® Behavioral Analysis Questionnaire results are compared against the different key success factors and support needs of remote work. It is designed to describe how a person, with the same DISC Style as you, typically behaves and is seen by other people.

You may have already given special focus on developing some aspects of your behavior, thus extending your flexibility zones from what they naturally would be. The more you are able to adjust your routines, communication, and the way of working to match your natural behavioral style, the more comfortable you feel working remotely.

Before you start

The prerequisite to this workbook is the My Self-Study Workbook. It describes the DISC Theory and behavioral models in detail, providing you with a much deeper understanding of why certain situations feel more comfortable for you and why you generally succeed better in certain types of situations.

BEFORE you start the workbook, it's also helpful to think about your current situation:

  • What aspects concern you the most about working remotely?
  • What aspects of remote work do you like and what are the potential challenges for you?

How to use the Self-Study Workbook

Handsome businessman with eyeglasses working from homeThe Workbook consists of independent sections. They are not presented in any particular order; use the sections in any order you prefer and is most relevant for you.

First, you will look at five key work factors that help you become successful in remote work. You may not be able to control them all fully, but all of them contain aspects that depend on how you organize your work that is best for your style. The key work factors are:

  • Self-Directiveness
  • Self-Discipline
  • Self-Motivation
  • Self-Communication
  • Self-Care

The Workbook also looks at three key mental factors to focus on, along with tips to support developing them further. The key mental factors are:

  • My Attitude
  • My Trustworthiness
  • My Adaptability

Finally, working remotely does not mean working without interacting with others. There are three key contact factors to help you understand how you communicate with the rest of the organization and how the rest of the organization may communicate with you. The key communication factors are:

  • How To Communicate With You
  • How To Communicate With Your Team
  • How To Initiate Communication With Others

Your ideas on how to adjust, how to organize your day, etc. are valuable and benefit how you work remotely. Once you've begun using the Workbook, go through it again. You may find yourself focusing on different sections or reviewing completed sections. Reviewing your notes in your Workbook enables you to focus and prioritize the key factors which would give you the most effective results in your current situation. 

Who is it recommended for?

Beautiful young woman reading a newspaper at home

The Workbook is directly designed for remote workers, but virtual team members and managers of remote employees can also benefit. Furthermore, young adults, people who are seeking self-paced professional and personal development or looking into remote employee opportunities can also find value in the tool. 

Remember, you can be successful in remote work - especially if you pay attention to creating a work routine that works best for you!

Do you want to learn how the Remote Worker Self-Study Workbook can help you become a more productive and happier remote worker?

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Christina Bowser

Written by Christina Bowser