Yesterday, I was talking with the CEO for one of my consulting client companies and, as with most conversations these days, it began with "so, how are things for you?" He immediately shared how surprised he is that some of their staff who are suddenly working from home are having trouble adjusting to that.
For those of us who have traveled a great deal for our jobs, we have developed skills for remote work that we don't even know that we have until we need to help others learn those skills....and learn them fast! We take for granted things like having a good laptop, having excellent wifi, finding a quiet space or at least having a noise-cancelling headset, etc.
So, whether you manage a small team or an organization with hundreds or even thousands of employees accustomed to coming into an office each day, it is imperative that you help your staff adapt to the "best practices" for working remotely.
Fortunately, I have found a number of excellent articles and blog posts to help with this. They are listed below. But, if you (or your colleagues) have time for just one, be sure to download the first one from Morning Brew! It is the most comprehensive and is very helpful.
- Morning Brew collection of work-at-home (and more) ideas “Morning Brew’s Guide to Living Your Best Quarantined Life”
- Chief Executive magazine article: Leading the New Normal: Everyone Working from Home
- Business Insider article: Work from Home Productivity Hacks
- NYT article “Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated”
- HBR article “How to Get People to Actually Participate in Virtual Meetings”
- HBR article “Coronavirus Could Force Teams to Work Remotely”
- HBR article “What’s Your Company’s Emergency Remote-Work Plan?”
- CBoardingGroup.com article “Well crud…I guess we are working from home: 17 Tips on Successfully Working from Home”
- Korn Ferry article “The New Must-Have: Good Phone Etiquette”
- Business Insider article “6 daily rituals that are scientifically proven to boost your focus and raise your productivity levels for work”
- Innovation Leader article “12 of the best tools for real-time team collaboration”
Beth A. Lewis
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