Working remotely does not make you an expert on remote work.
Gain new insights, experiences and advanced tips for working from home. Find out the 5 bad habits too many remote workers and their managers acquire from lack of experience, tools and expertise. Then acquire the latest strategies for communicating with remote workers.
Come away with a deeper understanding of this enormous cultural and work shift going on in the workplace and in society.
Unit 1 - Understanding the Remote Workplace
The economics of the new Knowledge Society
Organizational benefits from remote workers
Employee benefits of working from home
How remote work improves productivity
Unit 2 - Advanced Tips on Working from Home
The essentials of successful Remote Work
Remote Workflow and Work Day
Peak work time and the new work rules
Coping with guilt and work stress
The 5 bad habits newbie remote workers acquire
Unit 3 - Issues in Working from Home
Transitioning office-centered workers
Establishing social contact and meetings
Late night emails and establishing boundaries
Miscommunication online and the solutions
Work Solutions for Personal time and needs
Making weekends personally rewarding and organizationally productive
Unit 4 - Communicating with Remote Workers
Virtual office communication software
Synchronous & Asynchronous tools and tips
The need of the new water cooler
William A. Draves, CAE, has been working from home since 1998, when he figuratively blew up his organization’s national headquarters and sent employees home to work. Currently his staff live and work in six states, from Rhode Island to Oregon. He gained his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1989 from the American Society of Association Executives.
He created a new system for supervising remote workers based on outcomes and results, which he and his staff have been using for over 20 years. With John Allen, he created one of the first virtual offices in the country, where staff gather almost daily for both work and social interaction.
He has consulted with organizations all over North America on working from home, communicating with remote workers, and managing and supervising dispersed employees.
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