José Miguel Bolívar (@jmbolivar) is a communicator, consultant, trainer, speaker and author of several books on effectiveness. He holds a degree in Social Psychology and Political Analysis from the Complutense University of Madrid and a master’s degree in HR from the Garrigues Study Centre. He has extensive experience as a manager in highly competitive professional environments, such as HP and Life Technologies.
A very common mistake is to think that working remotely is—other than the obvious differences—very similar to working from the office. The truth is that these are different ways of working that in turn require different skills.
Why we fail in what we set out to do
As frustrating as it may be to acknowledge, human beings are far from being infallible. Meanwhile, the causes of our failures are varied, and we can often act on them to avoid them or, at least, to reduce them.
In the professional field, wellness is associated with greater work efficiency, thanks to a greater ability for complex decision-making, more creativity, better concentration and greater resistance to stress. That’s why wellness initiatives are an upward trend in many organizations today.