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Your Dog is NOT Your Business Advisor!

For the Anywhere Worker, existential isolation is a daily struggle. What is it? It’s that tension we feel between our need to find (and express) that unique individual inside ourselves and our wish to be connected with (and have something in common with) the world around us. Often, professionals who seek to become Anywhere Workers (those who are not tied to a location, but rather work in home offices, cafes, satellite offices etc.) do so as a way to lesson the existential tension we felt while working in a traditional corporate office.

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3 Key Skills to Avoid Isolation as an Anywhere Worker

One of the most common obstacles the Anywhere Worker faces is what I like to call OOSOOM. It stands for out-of-sight-out-of-mind. We have all felt the impact of this condition at one time or another. Whether you work in an office and your boss works in another town (or country); in your home office; or at cafes and community WIFI locations; you have experienced the OOSOOM effect. OOSOOM includes: being left out of an impromptu meeting at the ‘office;’ not being considered or thought of for a project just because you were not the first person the boss saw at the office; not getting the latest draft of the presentation your team is delivering next week to the governance group; and many other omissions from the location influenced communication habits of your organization.

So what does an Anywhere Worker due to overcome this type of isolation? There are 3 (three) areas to address:

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The Anywhere Worker

Welcome! This is where The Anywhere Worker comes to connect, collaborate, learn, share, and stay creatively productive.

What is an ‘anywhere worker?’ Most likely, you are! Do you collaborate with professionals all over the world? Do you work from home one or more days each week? Do you work from local cafes and other ‘wifi’ locations? Then you are an anywhere worker. The anywhere worker is not tied to a specific location. She can work in her home, an office, or on the beach!

Over the past several years our clients from diverse backgrounds, generations, businesses, and interests have shared their goals, struggles, and ideas on what they need to be more effective at ‘anywhere working.’  Here at Azione-Scopo we are focused on providing a place for you, the anywhere worker, to become more effective and efficient in your life of business or business of life. Our executive coaching, learning, and advising products and services are designed to help the anywhere worker to not only identify and overcome their obstacles, but to succeed in spite of them.

What obstacles to anywhere workers face? Here are a few: Isolation (staying connected) | Gaps in Communication | Gaps in Collaboration | Staying visible | Finding a Center of Excellence | Working across Multiple Generations | Working across Cultures | Staying Productive

Take a look around our place. If you have ideas, please share them!

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