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Working Remotely Toolkit for Employees

The transition to working virtually involves gaining new skills sets to be effective and successful. The Employee and Organization Development Department is here to support you in this transition with our newly launched Working Remotely Toolkits. These toolkits cover a range of remote-working topics, including getting settled, setting up your remote work station, digital communication and setting healthy boundaries and habits. With on-demand courses, articles, podcasts, checklists and books, our Working Remotely Toolkits will provide you with information, action items, and tips you can implement today to gain confidence in your remote working capabilities and ensure you feel valued, connected and have the tools to be successful.


Learning Hub Working Virtually (Team Members) Bundle

A curated collection of eight on-demand learning activities to help team members be successful when working remotely.


Settling Into You New Remote Job: 3 Tips to Help You Ace Your First Month

Of all the changes you’ll make as you move from a traditional office into the remote workforce, the psychological adjustments may be the most surprising.


Teaching and Working Remotely

In light of the transition to remote work for many employees, ITS provides information for staff to effectively work remotely.

 Online Courses

Working Remotely

Coach Mike Gutman from FlexJobs shows how to use today's cloud-based communication and collaboration tools to get work done from anywhere, while remaining connected to your organization.

Time Management: Working from Home

Working from home is a wonderful opportunity, but time management can be a challenge. In this course, bestselling author and productivity expert Dave Crenshaw offers best practices for anyone who works full-time or occasionally from home.

 Sites and Tools

Faculty and Staff Guide for Remote Work

Cal Poly has several tech resources available to enable faculty and staff to seamlessly work from anywhere. Follow this step-by-step guide to make sure you have access to all the campus resources you need while working remotely.

Work From Home - Checklist

Ensure your workplace, tools & systems, and your habits are all in place to promote your remote working success.

Free Download: The Space And The Habits That Can Help You Thrive As A Remote Worker

A free download of two of the three sections of the book, and they’ll help you jumpstart your remote work setup, regardless of how long you’ll be doing it. Section II: The Space covers the physical aspects of a quality remote workplace. Section III: The Habits reviews behaviors and practices that can contribute to remote worker success.

 Zoom Resources

Zoom Help Center

Zoom Help Center provides daily live or recorded webinars to help you get started and navigate this user-friendly software.

Zoom Open Labs

The Employee and Organization Development department hosts virtual open labs to provide small groups of employees the opportunity to ask specific questions with a focus on Cal Poly services as well as Zoom best practices and etiquette.

CTLT: Instructional Continuity: Streaming Live or Recording Classes in Zoom

The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology provides information on how to set up Zoom meetings and use the features as well as FERPA compliance.

 Articles

15 Questions About Remote Work Answered

Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, has spent two decades helping companies learn how to manage dispersed teams. In this edited Q&A, drawn from a recent HBR subscriber video call in which listeners were able to ask questions, she offers guidance on how to work productively at home, manage virtual meetings, and lead teams through this COVID-19 situation.

Suddenly Working From Home?

Working remotely is on a lot of people’s minds today especially in light of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) health crisis. For some people, this is a regular practice, but for many, it’s a new way of working — and presents new challenges if you are trying to manage in a small space while juggling family who are home as well.

 Books, Videos, and Podcasts

The Art of Working Remotely By Scott Dawson

People aren't typically taught how to thrive in a distributed workplace. If you work from home, a coworking space, or coffee shop, this book is for you. Discover how to set up a quality workspace. Learn the behaviors and practices that contribute to remote worker success. You, too, can thrive in a distributed workplace.

TED Talk: How to make work-life balance work

Nigel Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

Worklife with Adam Grant: A TED original podcast

Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to explore the science of making work not suck. From learning how to love criticism to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.