Telework and Telecommuting

For some people, working from home can seem like a dream opportunity. But they may not realize that this kind of position comes with a great amount of responsibility and challenges. Since these employees are not working in a centralized office, they may have the advantage of having flexible schedules and shorter or no commute, they can have disadvantages when it comes to receiving feedback and being able to communicate with teammates. Through this course you should be able to stay motivated in your ‘office’ while still feeling connected to the rest of the team.

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Know the skills required for working outside the office
  • Learn keys to proper self-management
  • Learn ways to manage time efficiently
  • Know different methods of organization and planning
  • Identify various forms of communication and their proper use
  • Address and resolve challenges that teleworkers can face

Core Skills Required

  • Self-Management
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Communication
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Self-Management (I)

  • Solving Problems on Your Own
  • Being and Staying Motivated
  • You Have More Freedom – Don’t Abuse It
  • You and Only You are Accountable
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Self-Management (II)

  • Recognize and Remove Bad Habits
  • Reflect on Mistakes and Learn from Them
  • Establish Good Habits
  • Be Assertive with Yourself
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Time Management (I)

  • Build a Little Flexibility into Your Schedule
  • Identify and Remove Time Wasters
  • Working with Time Zones
  • Using Free Time Wisely
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Time Management (II)

  • The Urgent/Important Matrix
  • Setting and Sticking to Deadlines
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand and Water
  • Recognize When You Are Procrastinating
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Organizing and Planning (I)

  • Plan for Additional Stress
  • When to Seek Help
  • Being Proactive – Not Reactive
  • Establish Priorities and Attainable Goals
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Organizing and Planning (II)

  • Setting Up Your Home Office
  • Remove Unneeded or Distracting Items
  • When Technology Fails
  • Develop a Normal Working Day
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Communication (I)

  • Stay in the Loop
  • Use the Correct Medium
  • Be Clear and to the Point
  • Virtual Communication Can Be Impersonal
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Communication (II)

  • Open and Frequent Communication
  • Share Your Information
  • Have a Collaborative Attitude
  • Setting Expectations with Family and Friends
  • Case Study
  • Assessment
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