Improve your Remote Work
Effective telecommuting cannot be improvised, despite millions of employees having demonstrated incredible adaptability during the COVID-19 crisis. Taking into account years of telecommuting and generalized confinement, we offer you a cycle to perfect your qualities as a telecommuter. Understand the stakes of telecommuting and remote collaboration. Address issues related to telecommuting, such as communication, collaboration, isolation, distraction, etc… Maximize the effectiveness of online meetings and interactions, whether one-on-one or in groups. Organizing your workplace, committing to the right objectives, setting daily priorities, staying well integrated with the team… This course provides all the tools needed for successful telecommuting.
Between 2005 and the current pandemic of 2020, telecommuting has increased by 140%.
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the process by highlighting the advantages and challenges of telecommuting.
Taking into account what this period of isolation and social distancing has revealed, our focus in this video is on the underlying reasons for the increase in telecommuting and on the available resources that will drive its development in the coming decade.
We know that not all jobs are suited to telecommuting. But what about the people? Are all people compatible with telecommuting?
It is actually an alternative way of managing one’s life, that requires qualities such as self-discipline, autonomy, initiative and openness to collaborative tools.
In this video we will analyze the challenges faced by teleworkers and how to address them.
Our notion of time is turned upside down when we leave the company’s premises with its conventional schedules.
When we work remotely, telecommuting or off-site, how do we make sure that the contractual working time will be effective, how can we ensure that it will be productive?
We’ll look at telecommuting legislation first, then the importance of trust in organizing telework, and finally I’ll give you some tips for managing your time wisely when working from home.
Remote management requires adapting or even redefining the manager-managed relationship.
How can we maintain optimal communication, boost telecommuters’ motivation, and ensure their productivity?
One-on-one discussions between the manager and the telecommuter is a key element. Here are 4 tips to make these individual discussions a performance and motivation booster.
Teleworking, telecommuting, travelling subcontractors .., how to properly organize remote meetings?
Let’s explore the advantages of virtual meetings.
What tools are needed?
How to lead these on-line meetings to make them as efficient (even more effective) than on-site meetings?
Even from a distance, we remain a team. Telecommuting with its challenges of communication and isolation highlights the importance of collaboration. Let us explore how to facilitate remote cooperation by:
– Instituting virtual rituals,
– Establishing a dynamic of continuous improvement to collaboration
– and boosting the cohesion of virtual or hybrid teams.
The art of cultivating a positive outlook.
“Think positive, smile, be positive, look on the bright side,” as the magazines write.
Seeing and considering (prophesying) the best will actually give you a better chance of having a happy life.
At least you can be aware of the filters of perceptions (selection, interpretation and generalization) that distort your view of reality, often in a very negative way.
The growth of telecommuting requires rethinking the way work is structured. The lubricant of contact represented by natural interactions at the office is becoming increasingly absent when working from a distance.
Roles sometimes need to be divided up. Common rules and values need to be rethought.
The manager must be attentive to creaks in order to devise efficiency strategies and make work organization more fluid. How to define and organize telecommuting modalities as a team?
Seneca said, “There is no favorable wind for those who do not know where they are going.» Do you have SMART objectives – measurable, ambitious, realistic, a target towards which you can project and direct your action in the field?
Having a vision and defining it into a strategy is certainly an essential step. The next step will be to translate your vision into concrete actions and to define the monitoring indicators of your preset objectives
In this video we will see how we can formulate our objectives, how to negotiate them and the key questions to ask ourselves before committing.
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David Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States of America is quoted as saying: “What is important is rarely urgent and what is urgent is rarely important.
Eisenhower’s matrix was developed from this quote as a way to help people prioritize their duties. How? By discerning what is urgent and important.