Working Remotely

  • 13 Courses | 4h 18m 31s
  • 24 Books | 36h 41m
  • 5 Audiobooks | 10h 51m 25s
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Working remotely presents a unique set of challenges that require resilience, virtual collaboration, and stress management. Virtual work during a crisis adds additional complexity to your day to day working life. Mindfulness is the key to helping you navigate and manage change in a more positive and productive way. Enhance your skills by learning how to apply mindfulness, manage your mental well-being, and adapting to unexpected change.

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COURSES INCLUDED

Optimizing Virtual Collaboration
The 21st century has seen a broad shift in how people work. Increased globalization, remote work, and digital transformation have taken virtual collaboration technology from a novelty to an essential part of the job for much of the workforce. In this course you will explore the benefits of virtual collaboration and how it fits in to the current business environment. You'll learn about various collaboration technologies and how best to use them. You'll also learn to address challenges that may arise with making virtual collaboration key part of your organization.
5 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge
Strength under Pressure: Building Perseverance and Resilience
The world today is dynamic, exciting, and challenging. Success depends on much more than ability, technology, and skills. Perseverance backed by resilience can be the game changer in overcoming setbacks and accomplishing tasks successfully. An adaptive mindset helps to focus through distractions and stress, while resilience provides the strength to bounce back. In this course, you will learn to develop personal resiliency, adaptability, and perseverance. You will explore the habits and resources needed to sustain perseverance. You will learn the strategies that can make perseverance a habit and ways to build resilience. You will also explore how to use your resilience to persevere in the face of setbacks and challenges.
7 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge
Facing Virtual Team Challenges
A virtual team can face the same difficulties as other teams, but remote teamwork also has unique challenges. In this course, you'll learn about tactics for managing teams that blend onsite and offsite members across time zones and geography. You'll be introduced to team leadership strategies for overcoming internal conflicts and handling collaboration and communication challenges. Finally, you'll learn how to evaluate and adapt your management style and approach to working on a team that is virtual.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Contributing as a Virtual Team Member
Companies often opt to create virtual teams in place of on-site teams. This allows employees to work from home or remote locations. However, if not managed appropriately, remote working may cause breakdowns in communication, collaboration, and teamwork. In this course, you'll learn how to develop the skills you need to show team leadership and be an effective member of a virtual team. You'll explore personal traits that are useful when working on a team remotely. You'll also learn strategies to stay connected with other team members, and ways to manage your time and overcome the challenges associated with managing teams remotely.
5 videos | 17m has Assessment available Badge
Exploring Virtual Collaboration
Goodbye e-mail and intranet portals; hello cloud-powered, integrated, collaborative platforms! Digital technology enables colleagues working on a team to connect and work together, no matter how remote their location. Quick, reliable communication enables and facilitates working together as people telecommute from home. In this course, you'll learn the benefits of virtual collaboration when working with others, best practices for its successful implementation, and how to choose the right collaboration technology. You'll also learn how to avoid common mistakes when rolling out virtual collaboration. And you'll explore the key steps for leading and being a part of a virtual team.
7 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Sharing Space: Living, Learning, and Working at Home
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it seem like much of life is up in the air, with no end in sight. And now that school has started up again, it kind of feels like starting all over again. While it seems like everybody's situation is different, still, we're all learning and adjusting together. Whatever our jobs or titles, we're all parents, or grandparents, or caregivers of one sort or another, and we're all trying to figure out how to cope on a daily basis. And our kids are dealing with the same kinds of changes that impact us: a new workspace, less socialization outside of the family, less privacy, fewer ways to make the days distinct from each other, more worry and anxiety. In this course, members of the Skillsoft family share their experience, strength, and hope as we all attempt to balance our work and home lives while keeping our families safe, happy, learning, and moving forward, together.
3 videos | 15m available Badge
Navigating Challenging Situations with Diplomacy and Tact
You'll likely face unpleasant situations or tasks at some point in your career. Communicating with diplomacy and tact in these situations can inspire confidence. In this course, you'll learn to navigate difficult conversations and situations. You'll also learn how to communicate a difficult message effectively, write diplomatic and tactful e-mails, and handle angry and manipulative coworkers.
7 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge
Forging Ahead with Perseverance and Resilience
Business today is a complex undertaking. Accomplishing tasks an staying focused on achieving your goals requires grit and persistence. An adaptive mindset helps you focus through the distractions, information overload, demanding pace, and the accompanying stresses that can often pull you off task. In this course, you'll learn to develop personal resiliency, adaptability, and perseverance. You'll explore the resources and people it takes to sustain perseverance, and you'll discover actions to help you build a work-life balance, sharpen your focus, and foster the resilience perseverance to face and overcome setbacks.
9 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Organizations Change So Get Ready
Change can be disruptive, but adapting to change can also open new possibilities. A changing work situation can create a period of uncertainty while you adapt. A clear understanding of what organizational change is can help build your resilience and flexibility. In this course, you'll find out what can trigger organizational change. You'll explore common responses to change and the stages of reacting to change that people go through when dealing with organizational change. You'll learn why it's important to be resilient when adapting to change, and how to prepare yourself to get the most out of change.
8 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Organize Your Physical and Digital Workspace
Organizing your physical and digital workspaces is a great way to be more productive. When you declutter your workspace, you can improve many aspects of your work day, including your ability to concentrate, achieve targets, and become more efficient. This course will help you increase your productivity by showing you how to organize and maintain both your physical and digital workspaces. You'll learn the rewards of organizing your workspace and find out what a productive workspace looks like. You'll learn how to use your organization skills to manage your digital workspace. And finally, you'll find out how to make your new clutter-free life last by making organization a habit.
8 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
The Art of Staying Focused
Even if you know what's important to do, losing focus can stop your progress. No matter who you are or what job you do, focusing at work can be hard. Even with great schedule management and organizing skills, it's easy to get off track if you're not careful. In this course, you'll learn how to stay focused and stay on top of your schedule. You'll learn strategies for dealing with focus challenges and distractions at work. You'll also find out how to beat fatigue, manage your time, and decline work-related requests. And you'll explore how to adjust your focus to deal with change, and how to regain focus when you've lost it.
7 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Take a Deep Breath and Manage Your Stress
When you're constantly adding items to your never-ending to-do list, feeling overwhelmed at work and at home, and finding your health and relationships negatively impacted, you are likely experiencing stress. Stress is produced by your own feelings and reactions to certain external events, rather than by the events themselves. But while you may not always be able to control the external events causing your stress, by applying mindfulness techniques, you can control your reactions to them. This course explains the physiological, behavioral, and psychological signs and symptoms of stress and where it can come from. It outlines strategies for maintaining work/life balance and managing stress. It also covers ways to change your responses to stress and make them more positive and how to use relaxation techniques and adopting mindfulness to help you focus.
7 videos | 17m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Managing a Crisis
The best crisis leaders understand not only what a true crisis is, but also how to prepare for it. Discover how you and your organization can be more resilient in times of crisis.
6 videos | 17m available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Leading Remotely
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to make the most of your distributed workforce.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Whitney Johnson

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Overcoming Remote Work Challenges
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals how to overcome the three biggest challenges of remote work.
book Duration 3m book Authors By Josh Lowy

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101 Tips for Telecommuters: Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family
101 Tips for Telecommuters is an easy-to-use guide for successful telecommuting. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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Making a Success of Managing and Working Remotely
Aimed at managers and team members who are about to or have already started working remotely, this book provides practical advice on how to manage remotely and offers tips and techniques on how to work remotely.
book Duration 54m book Authors By Sarah Cook

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Remote Work and Collaboration: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Including innovative studies on unified communications, data sharing, and job satisfaction, this resource examines the benefits and challenges of working with telecommuting associates in the modern work environment.
book Duration 18h 23m book Authors By Information Resources Management Association (IRMA)

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Remote Working: Linking People and Organizations
As more people are working from home, the challenges for both the worker and traditional management increase. This timely book focuses on developing skills to cope with this new environment and stresses the importance of knowing what home workers need.
book Duration 3h 23m book Authors By David Nickson, Suzy Siddons

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Virtual Teams for Dummies
Packed with solid advice, interviews and case studies from well-known companies who are already using virtual teams and their lessons learned, this book provides rock-solid guidance on the essentials for building, leading, and sustaining a highly productive virtual workforce.
book Duration 6h 3m book Authors By Tara Powers

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Virtual Collaboration
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn how to work remotely--and make it work; employ, trust, and monitor a crowdsourced workforce you've never even met; and manage employees who expect the option to work from home.
book Duration 25m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Resilient Organizations: How to Survive, Thrive and Create Opportunities Through Crisis and Change
Using case studies, diagnostic tools, and key actions and initiatives, this essential resource provides the knowledge required to enable organizations to thrive in a world of change and uncertainty, where resilience is an increasingly important strategic capacity.
book Duration 3h 46m book Authors By Erica Seville

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To-Not-Do List: The Working From Home Edition
Ryan Tidwell, Content Marketing Specialist at Skillsoft talks about how it can be challenging to adapt to working remotely and how we can keep ourselves in check.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Ryan Tidwell

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Virtual Teams: How We Are Connecting Internally
Ryan Tidwell, Content Marketing Specialist at Skillsoft discusses how we all need to pause throughout the day and have human interaction, even if it's virtual.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Ryan Tidwell

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Instant Digital: Tech Accelerates to a New Normal: Part 1
Mike Hendrickson, VP, Technology & Developer Products at Skillsoft takes a look at some of the issues being brought to the forefront today because of this Instantly Digital phenomenon.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Mike Hendrickson

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Instant Digital: Tech Accelerates to a New Normal: Part 2
Mike Hendrickson, VP, Technology & Developer Products at Skillsoft discusses how "Instantly Digital" has been a genuine challenge for even the most prepared organizations. But, it's opened new opportunities as well.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Mike Hendrickson

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Why Home Office Ergonomics Matters
Donna McEntee, Director, EHS Compliance Products at Skillsoft talks about the necessity of creating an ergonomic workspace while working from home.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Donna McEntee

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Tips for Maintaining Balance While Working Remotely
Norm Ford, VP of Operations for Compliance Solutions at Skillsoft discusses how to eliminate stress and imbalance in our lives while working from home.
book Duration 3m book Authors By Norm Ford

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Compliance in a Remote Work Environment
Charles Voelker, Director of Legal Compliance Products at Skillsoft explores the ways in which compliance while working remotely still apply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Charles Voelker

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Keeping the Social in Social Distancing
Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer at Skillsoft reveals simple ways to connect while apart that say, "we're all in this together."
book Duration 1m book Authors By Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

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Managing Stress Triggers
Samantha Stone of Skillsoft discusses steps we can take to manage our responses to stress triggers.
book Duration 3m book Authors By Samantha Stone

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Top Tips to Motivate your Virtual Team
Russ Howard, Senior Director of Product Management at Skillsoft offers tips to ensure your team remains motivated and productive in their new virtual environment.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Russ Howard

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Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer at Skillsoft has discovered that it's gratifying to know we're in this together and we'll get through it together.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

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Feeding Your Brain at Home
There's no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our day-to-day lives and schedules. So, how do you adapt and keep things from getting mundane while stuck at home? Fortunately, we have access to more methods to keep our brains occupied and challenged than ever before.
book Duration 2m book Authors By Skillsoft

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How to Manage Stress on Your Team
Employees turn to their superiors for assurance in times of uncertainty and how you can respond is pivotal. Here are some ways you can help.
book Duration 1m book Authors By Skillsoft

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Music & Work: Three Moods to Consider
Ryan Tidwell, Content Marketing Specialist at Skillsoft discusses how listening to music while working can boost efficiency and creativity.
book Duration 3m book Authors By Ryan Tidwell

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The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere
What does it mean to "go to work" when you don't actually leave the house? This is the ultimate guide for remote workers who want to stay engaged as team members, maintain robust work relationships, and keep an eye on their long-term career goals.
book Duration 2h 58m book Authors By Kevin Eikenberry, Wayne Turmel
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audiobook Summary

101 Tips for Telecommuters: Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family
101 Tips for Telecommuters is an easy-to-use guide for successful telecommuting. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 20m 21s audiobook Authors By Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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Adaptability: The Art of Winning in an Age of Uncertainty
In Adaptability, author Max McKeown demonstrates how to recapture a youthful imagination and not allow "the impossible" to become an obstacle to success. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 17m 42s audiobook Authors By Max McKeown

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Remote: Office Not Required
This audio edition thoroughly explores the "work from home" phenomenon, as well as explains the challenges and unexpected benefits.
audiobook Duration 3h 22m 44s audiobook Authors By David Heinemeier Hansson, Jason Fried

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Opening Doors to Teamwork and Collaboration: 4 Keys That Change Everything
This audio edition offers a framework and a common language for creating an open, honest, and supportive workplace, one where people aren't afraid to speak up and where everyone feels respected.
audiobook Duration 1h 59m 47s audiobook Authors By Frederick A. Miller, Judith H. Katz

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The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere
This audio edition is for remote workers who want to stay engaged as team members, maintain robust work relationships, and keep an eye on their long-term career goals.
audiobook Duration 4h 50m 51s audiobook Authors By Kevin Eikenberry, Wayne Turmel
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