Succeeding in Remote Work

What steps can organizations take to achieve a smooth and successful transition?

As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, many agencies are ditching their traditional office spaces—instead opting for employees to work from home. Remote work has gained popularity over the past decade, with about a quarter of people working remotely at least some of the time. But now, in light of COVID-19, entire organizations are making the switch to remote work full time, often without a formalized structure or policies in place. Learn how you can succeed in remote work through this course.

About the Course

What this course will cover

  • The Benefits and Challenges of Remote Work

  • Guidance for Leaders and Managers

  • Guidance for Team Members and Employees

Course Outline

  • 1

    Making the Transition and What to Expect

    • Introduction to Section 1

    • Stop Managing your Remote Workers As if They Work Onsite

    • Remote Work Readiness Survey

    • Your Remote Work Readiness

    • Benefits of Remote Work to Organizations

    • Challenges of Remote Work for Organizations

    • Benefits of Remote Work for Employees

    • Challenges of Remote Work for Employees

    • End of Section 1

  • 2

    Choosing the Right Tools

    • Introduction to Section 2

    • Remote Work Guide – Tools

    • Tools for Task Management

    • Tools for Note Taking and Organizing Information

    • Tools for Video Conferencing

    • Tools for Collaboration

    • Tools for File Management

    • End of Section 2

  • 3

    Guidance for Team Leaders and Managers

    • Introduction to Section 3

    • Learn How to Manage a Remote Team

    • Establish Team Norms

    • Facilitate Effective Communications

    • Foster Trust and Accountability

    • Create a Sense of Community

    • End of Section 3

  • 4

    Guidance for Team Members

    • Introduction to Section 4

    • How to Overcome the Hiccups of Remote Work

    • Finding a Designated Space

    • Create a Schedule and Routine

    • Develop Self Discipline

    • Practice Self-Care and Avoid Burnout

    • End of Section 4

  • 5


    • Summary of Lessons

    • Does Remote Work Actually Work?

    • Key Takeaway for Team Leaders and Managers

    • Key Takeaway for Team Members

    • Additional Resources

    • End of Course

  • 6

    But Wait! There's More!

    • For Your Further Development