Not being able to see out of the corner of your eye whether someone is in the office, whether they are busy or what they’re working on can impact on your work. “Visibility” in this contexts refers to showing your availability to team members and making your progress and completed work visible in a way that helps other team members progress with their work too.
If this is an area that needs your attention, you might need to evaluate your communication tools and how you’re using them.
- TOOL: Find an online tool where people can update their availability and their progress. Trello is a good project management tool; Skype has a status function update.
- PROCESS: Decide how regularly you need to update your availability and task progress in your team.
- BEHAVIOUR: Regularly post your updates and check other people’s updates.