Leaders Perception Magazine is currently running an interview series called – Building a Successful Remote Work Culture: Discussing strategies and best practices for fostering a productive and engaged remote workforce, addressing topics like communication, collaboration tools, work-life balance, and employee well-being
Interviewee Name: Tracy cauley
Company: VEM Medical
Linkedin Profile: NA
Tracy cauley’s favorite quote: “ One of my favorite quote is by Matt Mullenweg “While some fear remote work will lead to laziness, it requires greater discipline and focus than being in an office. Remote work empowers those who are self-motivated, results-oriented, and value-driven.”
We had the pleasure of speaking with Tracy Cauley, a Certified Financial Advisor (CFA) at VEM Medicals, a leading medical company. With a diverse background in finance and a strong passion for the field, Tracy has found her niche at VEM Medicals, where she plays a vital role in ensuring financial success. In this interview, Tracy shares her experiences and insights on fostering effective communication among team members, particularly in the realm of finance. Additionally, she provides practical strategies for remote employees to establish work-life boundaries and achieve a healthy balance. Let’s delve into Tracy’s expertise as she unveils valuable tips for enhancing collaboration and work-life balance in a remote work environment.
Thank you so much for joining us today! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your backstory?
Tracy cauley : I am working for “VEM Medicals” as a CFA. I worked for three distinct organizations before beginning my journey here, each with a different job profile. I’ve always been interested in Finance, so I decided that this is the area where I want to advance my career. I began looking for work opportunities in this area and kept looking until I discovered an internship with a company. I did pretty well there, so I was given the chance to work full-time again with VEM Medicals, which I could not pass up.
How do you ensure effective communication and collaboration among remote team members? Can you share any specific tools or practices that have been particularly effective for your organization?
Tracy cauley : As a Financial Advisor, it is essential for me to make sure that my team members are effectively communicating with one another. After experimenting with and evaluating a variety of approaches and tools, I came to the conclusion that project management and communication tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams, which enable real-time messaging, file sharing, and video conferencing, work wonders for my team. We can construct virtual places for team talks and maintain regular communication with the aid of these tools. Second, we hold frequent team gatherings and check-ins to share information, discuss issues, and promote camaraderie. We place a strong emphasis on concise communication and encourage team members to share knowledge and ask for clarification when necessary.
Maintaining work-life balance can be challenging in a remote work environment. What strategies do you recommend for remote employees to create boundaries between work and personal life? How can organizations support their employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance?
Tracy cauley : Following are a few strategies I would recommend to everyone after experimenting them on my own:
Establish specified working hours and let your employees know what they are. Define clear working hours. Try your best to adhere to these hours and resist the urge to work after them.
Establish a routine: Create a daily schedule that incorporates breaks, physical activity, and leisure activities. This procedure will make it easier for you to enter and exit work mode.
Set limits with coworkers: Your availability and response times should be made clear to your coworkers. Encourage polite conversation outside of business hours and let them know when you are offline or taking a break.
Leaders Perception Magazine would like to thank Tracy cauley and VEM Medical for the time dedicated to completing this interview and sharing their valuable insights with our readers!
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