As an organization, UnitedHealth Group strives to provide our employees with the best tools possible to encourage success.
Through our technology advancements we’ve been able to provide care to thousands of people around the world, while also, providing work/life flexibility via telecommuting to over 25% of our employees.
While it can be a struggle to be a telecommuter, it can also provide enormous benefits for your personal and professional life. Be honest with yourself when determining what’s right for you.
Discipline means you’re not doing laundry or taking care of your children while working from home. Discipline is about being present in your work day, be it meetings or emails. Knowing if you can work on one task and be fully present, will help you succeed as a telecommuter.
As a telecommuter, organization is a driver to your success. Simply being able to organize your time and prioritize tasks can make a huge difference between those qualified for telecommuting and those who are better suited for an office environment. Time management means you’re able to prioritize and complete tasks efficiently without the need to be reminded of due dates.
This is the biggest piece of the pie when you’re considering a telecommute position. Ask yourself if you have what it takes to perform at the next level when working remotely. We provide care to thousands of people a day and in order to be successful in this venture, every employee must be performing at their best.
We each have different working styles, and we each succeed in different ways. Often telecommuters will get off track, or feel lonely when they are working from home. Some struggle with the need for face-to-face, while others succeed in working virtually. It’s important to evaluate your personal style and decide if you’ll be satisfied and successful while working from home.
As a telecommuter, especially at UnitedHealth Group, it’s even more important to create positive relationships with coworkers; in fact, it’s one of the top reasons to work here. When working from home, your communication skills will provide the resources needed to get the job done in an efficient and successful manner. If you have the drive to set up meetings and work through issues with your coworkers, you’ve got an important trait that is essential in the success of telecommuters.