What Messages From Your Boss Really Mean 

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Video: If you work from home, you know how important it is to stay connected with your boss and coworkers via email and chat programs such as Slack. The trouble is, text-only communication can leave a lot up to the imagination in terms of tone. Is your online boss really a jerk who hates everything you do? Or are you just reading their messages in the worst way possible?

In this video, you’ll learn four useful online communication tips that are sure to reduce some of that remote worker anxiety you feel from time to time. For example, I explain:

  • Why you shouldn’t read too much into messages, no matter how insincere they look.
  • Why it’s good to actually speak with your boss face to face whenever you can.
  • Why you should spend more time chatting in the company Slack.

If everyday communication is stressing you out while you work from home, take a deep breath, watch the video above, and realise that more often than not no news is good news when it comes to work messages.