Working remotely and need some tips and tools? Here is a list of resources to get you set for success!
Is it just me, or are we all about to become EXPERT multi-taskers? A lot of us are balancing being full-time caregivers, teachers, toddler entertainers, and remote employees. And some of you bosses out there are not only working remotely but trying to keep your teams engaged and connected while we learn this new normal together. Look no further for tips for working remotely and tools you can use to connect with your team.
Tips for Working From Home:
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"Emily Lakdawalla, a mom of two who has been working for the Planetary Society remotely for 15 years, took to Twitter on March 8 to crowdsource advice for all the work from home newbies out there. The post generated 3,000 responses and 4,000 likes."
Here's Lakdawalla's best advice that will make you into your most productive self.
Here are a few more great (and quick) reads:
How to Work from Home during the Coronavirus Outbreak: What Your Boss Wants | by Rachel Pelta |FlexJobs
Going Remote, Overnight: A practical guide to help your team work from home } by Kurtis Morrison | Bunch
Managing your time while at home is one of the hardest tasks to master. Former Richland Library Entrepreneur-in-Resident, Bayne Dangerfield, shares her best tip for successful time management.
Virtual Meeting Resources:
Video Chatting Software for Groups
- Zoom (Basic Plan is free, host up to 100 participants)
- Zoom’s Support during the pandemic (with work from home tips),
Video Chatting for Personal Use
- Facetime (Apple Devices)
- Duo (Available for Android or Apple
- WhatsApp (Available for Android and Apple)
Courses on How-To Work Remotely:
- Working Remotely from Lynda
- Become a Successful Remote Worker from Learning Path
- Setting Yourself and Your Team Up for Success from Learning Path
If one of the new items on your To-Do list is professional development, perhaps we can help. Here are a couple of digital library resources to get you started.
- Lynda for Libraries:
Learn new job skills, brush up on a topic you studied long ago or explore something new thanks to the more than 3,500 web-based video courses and step-by-step tutorials available through Lynda.com for Libraries.
Accel5 is a business learning platform that includes short videos, articles and book summaries.Each lesson is short and to the point, designed for the busy professional interested in developing soft skills in a short time.