Over-communicate but don't micromanage: Handy tips for our new work ways

Building trust and confidence becomes all the more important in such uncertain times

Clarity of thought and communication is important at a time when people are in a virtual loop and have to deal with distractions at home
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Clarity of thought and communication is important at a time when people are in a virtual loop and have to deal with distractions at home

Ritwik Sharma
Work from home requires homework. By now we all know that if we are to get into work mode, we need to first of all dress for it. But that’s just the first step.

“Create an environment as close to that of the office as possible,” says corporate etiquette trainer Shital Kakkar Mehra. And if you are the boss, then quickly get into the habit of constantly “over-communicating,” she advises.

In the absence of face-to-face meetings, informal interactions and “water cooler talk”, which are a given in offices, rumours and speculations over sales, layoffs, pay cuts and so on get

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First Published: Jul 17 2020 | 11:38 PM IST

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