Best Practices for Working Remotely
- Students should be in a position where they work from home (whether occasionally or for an extended period of time) for this course to be most useful.
NOTE: As the VP of Learning at Udemy, I originally made this course for my internal colleagues. However, given that many companies are implementing Work From Home (WFH) policies in the wake of COVID-19, I thought it would be useful to share with a wider audience. While you may hear references that are internal to Udemy, I hope you find some useful tips to use as you work from home!
Do you find yourself losing productivity when you work remotely? Do you have trouble maintaining a normal workday with all the distractions of your home?
If so, you're not alone. Many employees find that they are not set up for success when they work from home. Working remotely is not simply working from a new location. You can't just take your laptop home and expect to work in exactly the same way as you normally do. There are many differences between an office that's built for work and a home that's typically not set up for working productively.
I had to work from home for 3 years while employed at a small startup. It was my first time doing so, and I had to quickly learn and adapt my living space so I could successfully complete my job. Over those years, I collected many tips and tricks for how to best work remotely. These are simple things that you can implement right now that will make a big difference when you work from home!
In this course, I'll cover:
Ways to communicate to stay accountable (and social!) with your colleagues
Best practices for running meetings virtually
Suggestions for accountability and productivity when working from home
Ideas for structuring and planning your day and workspace for optimal results
Quick tips for managers leading teams in a remote world
If you want a QUICK & EASY primer on working remotely, please join me in this course!
Who this course is for:
- Employees new to working remotely who want to discover the best ways to maintain productivity from home.
- Employees who have worked from home on occasion but may find themselves needing to work remotely for a longer period of time.
- Company or team leaders who want to provide resources and guidance to their employees when working from home.
- If you have worked remotely for a long period of time, this course is probably NOT for you.
Shelley Osborne is passionate about creating corporate learning cultures that enable continuous skills development and nurture a growth mindset to drive employee engagement and company performance. She has over fifteen years of experience across the education, consulting, and corporate sectors.
Recently, Shelley was the Vice President of Learning at Udemy, where she led the company’s learning strategy and continuous upskilling of employees globally. In her work, she often leverages innovative technologies and fresh approaches like virtual reality and gamification to drive lasting engagement. Before Udemy, Shelley was the Vice President of Learning & Development at Farside HR Solutions, where she advised early- and late-stage companies on learning and talent strategy, skill development and leadership programs. Before moving into the professional learning and development space, Shelley had a successful career as a classroom teacher in Canada for almost a decade.
Shelley speaks regularly at industry events such as TEDWomen, ATD International Conference, DevLearn, and Unleash. She contributes to numerous publications, including Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Shelley has also provided expert commentary in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Cheddar TV, Inc., and more. Drawing from her experience, Shelley is the author of an upcoming McGraw Hill book, The Upskilling Imperative: Five Ways to Make Learning Core to the Way We Work, which is slated for Summer 2020 release and examines how companies can create, implement, and maintain thriving learning cultures.
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