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In light of the disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), many are finding themselves working remotely, getting laid off, having their hours reduced, and more.
This article is focused on those who are able to continue working from home. For those of you who are looking for advice and resources because you cannot work from home, please Contact Me and let's take it from there.
A recording of the Transitioning to Remote Work webinar on March 18 is available here (54:26).
How should I tackle working from home?
For whatever reason, we're working from home now. All hundreds of thousands of us. And we're all coming at this new reality from VERY different perspectives. Here are just a few of the perspectives I talk about on my webinar that goes with this Blog article. I'm sure there are many more where this came from.
Once we have reflected on who we are and where we're coming from, we should take a deep breath because we understand 1) our own level of comfort and acumen working remotely, 2) my company's level of comfort and acumen working remotely, and 3) my ecosystem's level of comfort and acumen working remotely. It's important to know these three things because then you will know the #1 thing:
It is NOT 100% your responsibility to figure this out. It's only 1/3 of your responsibility.
Now that you believe that, you can focus on where you have control, and the first place you have control is how you tackle remote work.
For this I offer you: Mer's Top 3 Tips for Remote Work.
For Tip #1 for Remote Work, I discuss Mindfulness. Here is what you need to know:
For Tip #2 for Remote Work, I share Mer's Tips for Over-Communicating. Some of these include:
For Tip #3 for Remote Work, I discuss Organization. A few ways to get even more organized than ever include:
Next, I offer: Mer's Top 3 Tips for Managing.
For Tip #1 for Managing, I discuss Staying Connected. You will need to take advantage of tools like Salesforce, Quip, Slack, and more to make connection possible. You'll also need to be more strategic with your meetings, which could include:
For Tip #2 for Managing, I share how to Be Visible. You will need to develop and/or refine routines like:
For Tip #3 for Managing, I share how to Be Transparent with Mer's Tips for Over-Documenting. Some of these include:
Lastly, I would like to share: Mer's Top 10 Favorite Apps.
Rather than go through them in detail in this article, you'll find their logos below. You can learn more about them in the AdvancED Toolbox and in my handout Transitioning to Remote Work: Resources. You can also Contact Me with any questions or to ask for recommendations.