6 ways to work smarter in 2021

It is a new year but some of the trends that took off last year continue to impact working life. Many professionals will still work remotely, at least part of the time, and the job market is plagued with uncertainties due to the impact of the pandemic. Here are six ways to work smarter this year in the face of these challenges.

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Have an open, honest conversation on what's expected to be delivered. Also discuss methods of communication, which will be impacted when working remotely.

This will give you more peace of mind to focus on what you need to do, which in turn will help to profile your contributions in the face of businesses cutting costs with fewer promotions or pay rises, says an Institute for Human Resource Professionals spokesman.

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