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Working from home: strategies to improve productivity

Avoid common pitfalls that plague people who work from home and maximize your productivity (and profits!)
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Set up a home-based workspace designed for maximum efficiency
Structure your day for full productivity
Effectively use time management techniques
Identify and eliminate common distractions
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  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

Working from home can be a great option for almost anyone. The key to being successful is understanding the challenges, having a plan to overcome them, and understanding how to set up and maintain a workspace that is right for you. In under an hour, this course will introduce you to proven tools and techniques that will help you work from home successfully. The course covers topics including how to set up a workspace, identifying and minimizing distractions, time management techniques, avoiding isolation, and a case study that shows how one woman was able to transform 18 wasted hours per week into productive and profitable work time.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for business owners, freelancers, or employees who work from home some or all of the time and are struggling with efficiency and effectiveness from their home office. This course is NOT for anyone looking for ideas on ways to earn money while working from home.
  • This course is a great way for companies to help remote or offsite workers adjust to the challenges that come from working at home.
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Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 05:00
How to create your workspace and start working
2 Lectures 11:42

This lecture will teach you 

- how to create an efficient and effective workspace in your home, and

- how to minimize distractions.

Preview 06:51

I have to break some bad news to you in this lecture. . . working from home doesn’t mean staying in your pajamas all day!  This lecture will teach you

- why it is important that you get dressed every day, and 

- how to create routines and rituals that will maximize your productivity.  

Preview 04:51
Time management and and staying connected
2 Lectures 13:31

Time management is an essential skill for every single person who works from home.  Time management doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult.  This lecture will teach you

- the benefits of common time management techniques, and 

- how to make time management techniques work for you. 

Preview 09:07

Working from home doesn’t have to be all or nothing!  Just like in a traditional work environment, people who are at home need to set boundaries, take breaks, and continue to network.  This lecture will teach you

- how to incorporate breaks into your day that will maximize productivity,

- how to set boundaries between your work life and your home life, and

- how to stay connected and network when you work from home.  

Preview 04:24
1 Lecture 07:22

Distractions can spell disaster for anyone who works from home.  This lecture will teach you 

- how to identify and eliminate distractions that can affect productivity.  

This lecture also includes a case study that shows how one woman found 18 extra productive hours in her work week.  

Preview 07:22
1 Lecture 03:09

This final lecture will quickly summarize the keys to success for anyone who works from home.  

Preview 03:09
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