Tele Work and Tele Commuting

  • Training Time: 1 Day, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Inclusion: Participants Manual and Certificate of Completion

For some people, working from home can seem like a dream opportunity. But they may not realize that this kind of position comes with a great amount of responsibility and challenges. Since these employees are not working in a centralized office, they may have the advantage of having flexible schedules and shorter or no commute, they can have disadvantages when it comes to receiving feedback and being able to communicate with teammates. Through this workshop you should be able to stay motivated in your ‘office’ while still feeling connected to the rest of the team.

Learning Points
  • Know the skills required for working outside the office
  • Learn keys to proper self-management
  • Learn ways to manage time efficiently
  • Know different methods of organization and planning
  • Identify various forms of communication and their proper use
  • Address and resolve challenges that teleworkers can face
Course Outline

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 1
Getting Started

  • Introduction to the Workshop
  • Workshop Objectives

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 2
Core Skills Required

  • Self-Management
  • Time Management
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Communication

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 3
Self Management (I)

  • Solving Problems on Your Own
  • Being and Staying Motivated
  • You Have More Freedom—Don’t Abuse It
  • You and Only You are Accountable

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 4
Self-Management (II)

  • Recognize and Remove Bad Habits
  • Reflect on Mistakes and Learn from Them
  • Establish Good Habits
  • Be Assertive with Yourself

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 5
Time Management (I)

  • Build a Little Flexibility into Your Schedule
  • Identify and Remove Time Wasters
  • Working with Time Zones
  • Using Free Time Wisely

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 6
Time Management (II)

  • The Urgent/Important Matrix
  • Setting and Sticking to Deadlines
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand and Water
  • Recognize When You are Procrastinating

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 7
Organizing and Planning (I)

  • Plan for Additional Stress
  • When to Seek Help
  • Being Proactive – Not Reactive
  • Establish Priorities and Attainable Goals

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 8
Organizing and Planning (II)

  • Setting Up Your Home Office
  • Remove Unneeded or Distracting Items
  • When Technology Fails
  • Developing a Normal Working Day

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 9
Communication (I)

  • Plan for Additional Stress
  • When to Seek Help
  • Being Proactive – Not Reactive
  • Establish Priorities and Attainable Goals

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 10
Communication (II)

  • Setting Up Your Home Office
  • Remove Unneeded or Distracting Items
  • When Technology Fails
  • Developing a Normal Working Day

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 11
Additional Challenges

  • Building Trust and Rapport
  • Feeling Isolated
  • Always in the Office
  • Lack of or Less Feedback

Telework and Telecommuting – Module 12
Wrapping it up

  • Words from the Wise
You Can Expect...
  • To learn to self-manage when working outside the standard office
  • To learn to monitor your own progress and keep track of your assignments and deadlines
You Need This If...
  • You want to learn to function in a virtual office
  • You want to learn common tools of self -management
This Is About...
  • Working efficiently with little or no supervision
  • Self-focus to meet deadlines
  • Managing time and work to keep yourself on track