How to Make Your Manager See You as More Productive

According to a survey conducted by Jose Maria Barrero of the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology, Bloom, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Steven J. Davis, nearly six out of 10 workers found that they were more productive working remotely than they previously expected. 

This is consistent with a considerable amount of research on the topic of work-from-home productivity, which has routinely found that workers are generally more productive when they’re remote, not less. 

But even if you know you’re being productive from your home office or local coffee shop, how can you show that to your boss? 

Be Responsive

One important way to show that you’re involved in your work is to be reachable. You should have your work email open at all times. If this proves to be a distraction, at least check it consistently throughout the day.  

Offer Updates

Offer regular updates on responsibilities and project progress with some frequency. You can nip this in the bud by proactively checking in with them and letting them know you’re on top of your tasks. 

Demonstrate Engagement

There will be times when you’re expected to be “on,” such as during video meetings. While you may find them exhausting, use them as an opportunity to demonstrate your productivity and engagement. 

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