Working Remotely: How To Succeed In The New Workplace
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Working Remotely: How To Succeed In The New Workplace

A how-to guide for remote workers - and those who work with them
4.2 (3,633 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
11,197 students enrolled
Created by Clare Lynch
Last updated 4/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Communicate and collaborate more effectively with your colleagues when working remotely
  • Beat procrastination and motivate yourself to achieve more each day
  • Establish effective daily routines when working remotely
  • Understand what workspaces are best suited to your personal work style
  • You will need a willingness to reflect on your working style and your reasons for wanting to work remotely

In a recent survey, 43% of US workers reported working remotely in 2016. What's more, today's companies and their employees are increasingly recognising the benefits of remote working - whether it's lower operating costs or happier, more productive teams.

In other words, the remote working trend is here to stay - and is only set to rise. 

Working Remotely: How To Succeed In The New Workplace is your short, sharp introduction to this new and exciting way of working.

It's designed to give you the confidence to make the leap into remote working if you've not done so already.

And if you're already working remotely, you'll pick up powerful tips and techniques for making your daily work more productive, fulfilling and suited to your personal work style.                  


Learn from someone who's 'been there, done that'     

I’m Dr Clare Lynch, founder and director of Doris and Bertie, a London-based consultancy with a particular expertise in helping teams communicate more effectively.

This experience matters because - as you'll discover in the course - being able to communicate effectively with your colleagues is one of the most crucial factors for happy, successful remote teams.     

In my decades-long career, I’ve worked with executives at a wide range of global organisations - from tech start-ups to global banks to national and international regulatory bodies.

As a tutor at the University of Cambridge, and a Udemy instructor since March 2015, I’ve taught over 18,000 students how to communicate more effectively.           

But above all, as director of my own company, I've worked remotely for over 15 years. And in that time, I've discovered the hard way all the perils and pitfalls of working remotely - such as:

  • feelings of isolation and cabin fever when you're not going into an office every day

  • the risk of being 'out of the loop' on key projects

  • failing to establish clear boundaries between work and home - and so feeling constantly 'on call'

  • feeling demotivated by a lack of a daily regime

But in that time, I've also learned the most effective ways to work remotely in order to reap its life-changing rewards!  Rewards such as:

  • increased autonomy during the working day

  • more variety in when and where to work

  • greater scope to pursue creatively satisfying projects

  • a massive reduction in work-related stress

  • spending less on day-to-day travel, food and clothing 

  • saying 'Goodbye' to the soul-destroying commute


What you’ll learn in this course


Working Remotely: How To Succeed In The New Workplace, covers the key things you need to know if you're considering - or are already - working remotely.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of remote working - why it's on the up, its many benefits and the pitfalls to watch out for.

I'll also be exposing some of the myths that surround remote working and remote workers - like the idea that remote working is the easy option for slackers and slouchers (nothing could be further from the truth!)

Become an expert communicator

Early on in the course, you'll be armed with techniques for communicating and collaborating more effectively with your colleagues (and clients), so everyone's pulling together on a day to day basis.

You'll also learn ideas and techniques for recreating those 'water cooler moments' that are so essential for bonding with your colleagues, even when you're not going into an office each day.

Armed with these tips, you'll have a clearer understanding of how to stave off the feelings of isolation that are always a risk when you're working remotely. 

In this part of the course, you'll also learn how to build a support group of fellow remote workers and expand your network by 'working out loud'.

Skyrocket your productivity

The autonomy that comes with remote working can be utterly liberating.

But the flipside of that autonomy is the strong self-discipline you need to maintain your focus even when you don't have a boss breathing down your neck.

So a section of the course is devoted to productivity and motivation. In this part of the course, you'll learn how to beat procrastination and get tons more done - so you don't end up spending all those hours you've saved on commuting trying to catch up. 

Achieve the perfect work-life balance

One of the dangers of working remotely is that the distinction between work and home life can become blurred - leading you to feel like you're always 'on call'.

The final part of the course, addresses this danger head on - by considering boundaries and work life balance.

In this part of the course, you'll learn how to carve out a working life that makes you happy, productive and fulfilled - without having your work overtake your life. You'll also gain a framework for identifying the times and places where you'll feel most inspired and energised. 


By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:               

  • Enjoy the benefits of remote working - while avoiding its perils and pitfalls

  • Banish any feelings of isolation and 'cabin fever' when working remotely

  • Adopt the most effective and appropriate ways to stay in touch with your team when you're working remotely

  • Participate in online discussions and video conferences with clarity and confidence

  • Beat procrastination, maintain motivation and get more done when working remotely

  • Choose the right kit for effective remote working

  • Protect your work when working remotely, by following best-practice standards of security

  • Identify the types of workspaces that will make you happiest and most productive - from coffee shops to co-working spaces and more

  • Create - and stick to - an effective morning regime to kickstart your day and set you up for maximum productivity

  • Crush those feelings of cabin fever that can set in when you're working from home

  • Establish - and maintain - an evening ritual that will allow you to wind down effectively at the end of the day


Hands-on practice

Throughout the course, you’ll get opportunities to put theory into practice with exercises and assignments designed to set you up for more effective remote working - from setting your communication goals to reflecting on your work style to creating a timetable for building in everything from deep work to down time.

Enroll now!

By the end of this course, you'll be armed with a slew of tips and techniques for being a happy, productive remote worker.

So join me on the remote working adventure today - I can't wait to see you inside the course!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who is considering working remotely
  • Anyone who is already working remotely - but wants to do it more effectively
  • This course is primarily aimed at people who are working in a company as part of a team
  • The course is not specifically aimed at freelances, although such students may still find many of the tips useful
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 01:15:49
+ Working remotely: what is it and why do it?
4 lectures 07:56

Meet your instructor and learn more about what we'll be covering in this course on remote working.

Preview 02:57

Your free ebook on remote working.

Download your course ebook
This is an opportunity to reflect on your biggest challenges when it comes to remote working. You'll return to your answers to this question at the end of the course.
Reflection activity: what are the challenges of remote working?
1 question
The workplace revolution

Remote working's for slackers and slouchers, right? Wrong! Here's why the opposite is true!

Remote working: dispelling the myths
+ Communication and collaboration
7 lectures 17:26

When you're working remotely, you have to make the extra effort to stay in touch with your team - here's why.

Why effective remote teams communicate more, not less
Why effective remote teams communicate more, not less

Tips, tools and techniques for communicating with your colleagues when you're not in the office.

How to communicate more effectively when you're working remotely
Reflect on your communication needs - and how you can align them with the needs of others
Create a plan of action for staying in touch remotely
5 questions

How to use peer support groups to extend your influence when working remotely.

Working out loud

Set up your own Working Out Loud circle!

Activity: create your own working out loud circle

Why you still need to build in face time when you're working remotely - and how to do it effectively.

The importance of building in face time

If you're working remotely, chances are you'll have to use Skype or some other video conferencing tool. Here's how to do it well.

Looking good on webcam
Watch this short video of two colleagues Skyping. What could they do better?
Assess these remote workers' on-screen performance
1 question

Here's an updated list of collaboration tools on top of the ones mentioned elsewhere in the course.

UPDATED MARCH 2020: New collaboration tools
+ Productivity and motivation
5 lectures 12:31

Tips, tools and techniques for skyrocketing your productivity.

Preview 04:52

Create a to-don't list to help you beat procrastination.

Activity: create your personal to-don't list

The essential equipment for working remotely.

The remote worker's set-up

Some advice on best practice for protecting your work when you're out and about.

Security tips for remote workers

What do you still need to do to make a success of remote working?

Activity: set your remote working goals
+ Boundaries and balance
4 lectures 17:33
What's the right working environment for you?

Tips to get your day off to the best possible start.

Morning regimes

How to build breaks and variety into your day - so you're not climbing the walls come 6pm.

Preview 03:14

How to switch off at the end of the day - literally and figuratively!

Evening rituals
Create a plan of action for achieving work-life balance
Plan your week
4 questions
+ How to cope when everyone's working from home (March 2020 updates)
2 lectures 07:23

Ideas for keeping things harmonious when you're working from home with others.

Tips for working from home with a partner/housemates

Ideas for staying productive if you've got children at home.

Tips for working from home with children
+ Bonus section
4 lectures 09:48

A chance to reflect on what we've covered in the course - as you make the leap into remote working.

Final thoughts and next steps
An opportunity to reflect on what you've learned in the course.
How confident are you about working remotely
1 question

Vaughan Denny, an executive at a digital advertising agency, discusses the benefits of remote working - and offers advice on how to do it well.

Interview: Vaughan Denny, manager of remote workers

Social entrepreneur Nigel Kershaw on how remote working allows him to innovate.

Interview: Nigel Kershaw, OBE, remote worker

Links to my other courses on Udemy.

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