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Regular communication will help prevent your co-workers and supervisors from questioning your value and productivity as a staff member. Everyone will need reassurance that you're still part of the team. A lack of communication can result in confusion and anxiety - or even mistrust and suspicion - whereas clear and constant communication can offer a world of reassurance.

  • Communicate with supervisors and co-workers about how you intend to hold up your end of things.
  • Initiate regular meetings with supervisors - and colleagues, if appropriate - to review expectations and productivity.
  • Inform supervisors and co-workers if there is any change in your condition or treatment that will affect your performance.
  • If you need help, ask. It doesn't convey weakness - it shows you're invested in ensuring the best outcome for any given project.