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BEST PRACTICES FOR WORKING REMOTELY: Tools for Successful Remote Work

Resources to help manage the transition to working from home, work/life balance, working while parenting, and stress.

Apps and Software for Working Remotely

Box allows for sharing files among teams and the public.

Confluence is a collaborative workspace tool for teams

Doodle allows remote teams and groups to set up polls in order to make decisions or schedule meetings, among other things.

G Suite - Google's suite of collaborative tools for work teams, including Google Meet, Google Drive, Calendar, Hangouts, Jamboard, and more.

GitHub  -  development tool that is mainly used for version control, or keeping track of changes made to files, like ones with code for web pages or apps.

Grammarly  -  online "writing assistant" that verifies spelling and grammar. It also style-checks by analyzing the tone and clarity of the writing. 

Jira  -  project management platform designed for agile development.

Jive  -  collaboration and knowledge management tool

Microsoft Teams  Microsoft's communication and collaboration platform for teams

Office 365/Microsoft Outlook  The schedule view in Outlook's calendar feature is very useful for finding mutually available times for colleagues to meet; attendees can accept, decline, or propose a different time to the organizer.

Slack  -  brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

Trello -  project management tool that allows teams to collaborate on lists of tasks.

WebEx  -  Enterprise solution for video conferencing, online meetings, screen share, and webinars.

Yammer  -  social networking service used for private communication within organizations.  Included in all enterprise plans of Office 365 and Microsoft 365.

Zoom   -  video conferencing service used by many institutions.

 

Online Courses on Remote Working

Free LinkedIn Learning courses to help you adjusting to your new work environment, remotely manage and lead teams, get to know remote work productivity tools and more.  Here are some of the courses:

  • Tips for Working Remotely
  • Remote Work Foundations
  • Time Management: Working from Home
  • Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset
  • Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls
  • Thriving @ Work: Leveraging the Connection between Well-Being and Productivity
  • Managing Stress for Positive Change
  • Building Resilience
  • Developing Resourcefulness
  • Leading at a Distance
  • Managing Virtual Teams
  • Leading Virtual Meetings
  • Microsoft Teams Tips and Tricks
  • Learning Skype
  • Learning BlueJeans Meetings
  • Learning WebEx

Mental Health and Well-Being Resources for Remote Workers

Last but not least:

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Ted Talks about Remote Work

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Relevant Books in the Library Catalog