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 Reposted from Linked-In Learning by Hari Srinivasan March 12, 2020

Crash Course: Working Remotely

Almost overnight, remote work has become mainstream. Companies around the world are encouraging their employees to work from home to prioritize the health and safety of their workforce and communities amid coronavirus. Working through this rapid change can be hard and we’re moving quickly to help members get information they can trust, stay connected to their community and learn now to be more productive and successful in their jobs.

Since January 2020 “remote working” searches on LinkedIn Learning have tripled as both employees and managers increasingly look for advice on how to navigate the challenges of working remotely and managing a remote workforce.  

We now have a free learning path with 16 online courses that can help. These courses feature top tips from remote work experts to figure out how to: 

Maximize Efficiency and Productivity of Remote Work 

New to working from home? These courses provide work/life hacks that can help you create a productive remote work environment, optimize your schedule for peak productivity (including meaningful breaks to help you avoid burnout), and show up the way you want to on video conference calls: 

  1. Working Remotely – 1 hr
  2. Time Management: Working From Home – 1 hr 25 min
  3. Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset – 59 min
  4. Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls –  34 min

Manage the Impact of Adjusting to Your New Work Environment

Your well-being is inextricably linked to productivity. The transition from an office environment to a remote work environment can throw us off balance. Learn how to bounce back and shift the relationship with your stress response with the help of these courses: 

  1. Thriving @ Work: the Connection between Well-being and Productivity – 41 min
  2. Managing Stress for Positive Change – 57 min
  3. Building Resilience – 34 min
  4. Developing Resourcefulness – 18 min

Remotely Manage and Lead Teams 

Managing and leading teams under normal circumstances has its challenges. So, how do you lead a team remotely and make sure to keep your people engaged? Learn how to encourage productivity, engagement and boost morale remotely with the following courses: 

  1. Leading at a Distance – 36 min
  2. Managing Virtual Teams – 56 min
  3. Leading Virtual Meetings – 32 min

Get to Know Your Remote Work Productivity Tools 

For many of us, a new work environment means new virtual technology. Get to know the productivity tools that will help you connect with colleagues when you’re not in the same physical location: 

  1. Learning Zoom – 45 min 
  2. Learning BlueJeans – 1 hr 11 min
  3. Learning Webex – 44 min
  4. Learning Skype – 1 hr 4 min
  5. Microsoft Teams Tips & Tricks – 1 hr 1 min

Whether you’re new to remote work and looking for tips on how to be productive in your new home office, or you’re leading a team and looking for ways to keep your employees connected, we hope these resources can help you on your path to becoming more effective regardless of where you are.