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Working from Home

This guide provides tips and tricks for navigating the challenges of working remotely.

Quick Tips for Remote Workers

8 Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You

Pro-tips for working remotely from NPR.

7 Work-at-Home Ground Rules to Boost Your Productivity

Setting work-at-home ground rules for your family, yourself and even your coworkers.  From The Balance Careers.

Home Office Ideas to Make Your Space Ideal for Work

Learn some tips and tricks to make your home office meet your needs from Hometalk.

Managing Through Crisis: How To Work Remotely (Video)

Harvard Business School, Professor Tsedal Neeley, discusses everything from creating a routine and connecting with colleagues to using virtual presentations and flex work time to make the most out of working from home.

10 Top Work from Home Productivity Tips (and How to Not Go Crazy!) (Video)

Tips from Pat Flynn, an architect, who has been working from home for 12 years.

Software for Remote Work

Here are some tools you may find useful for remote work:

Box
Doodle allows remote teams and groups to set up polls in order to make decisions or schedule meetings, among other things.
CSM staff and faculty can use the SMCCCD Dropbox Business account to securely store files, collaborate with members of their team, and other faculty/staff.
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.
Trello is a project management tool that allows teams to collaborate on lists of tasks.
WebEx
A social networking service used for private communication within organizations.  Included in all enterprise plans of Office 365 and Microsoft 365.

Find out more tools that remote workers can take advantage of in The Essential Remote Work Tools You Need to Get Things Done from SkillCrush.

Online Courses on Remote Working

Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success

Free LinkedIn Learning courses to help you adjusting to your new work environment, remotely manage and lead teams, get to know remote work productivity tools and more.  Here are some of the courses:

  • Tips for Working Remotely
  • Remote Work Foundations
  • Time Management: Working from Home
  • Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset
  • Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls
  • Thriving @ Work: Leveraging the Connection between Well-Being and Productivity
  • Managing Stress for Positive Change
  • Building Resilience
  • Developing Resourcefulness
  • Leading at a Distance
  • Managing Virtual Teams
  • Leading Virtual Meetings
  • Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks
  • Learning Skype
  • Learning BlueJeans Meetings
  • Learning WebEx