COVID-19: Working From Home Confidently and Competently

Course Description:

People in many organizations have been working from home for years. However, with the current Coronovirus COVID-19 pandemic, many more workers are being asked to work from home. For those folks and those who supervise them, who are new to this mode of work, understanding how to accomplish goals in this new environment requires a quick learning curve. Working from home can be as productive or maybe more productive than traditionally going into the office. Learn the basics and advanced approaches to get the job done in the most efficient and effective way.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Set up and manage a home office; avoid pitfalls; maximize benefits
  • Establish clear guidelines to separate work and family life
  • Work efficiently and effectively as an individual
  • Build a cohesive team virtually
  • Manage a team working from home, including planning, reviewing progress, and evaluating performance
  • Establish more efficient processes and improve performance
  • Incorporate the best approaches from working from home into work in the office and vise versa

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Assess your strengths and challenges working from home

  • Understand how your personality preferences affect your strengths and challenges
  • Solve communication challenges working from home
  • Develop a plan to maximize strengths, minimize challenges

What are the common pitfalls, distractions, and stressors of working from home? Which ones need actions on your plan?

Guidelines for separating home and work life

Set up a productive home office

  • Apply your work style to setting up your "office"
  • What equipment and support will you need?
  • Logistics and reality check

Manage work strategically

  • Dump the To-Do list
  • Use a mission-driven plan
  • Focus on results not activity
  • Streamline procedures and processes

Optimize technology use

  • Effective virtual meetings
  • Eliminate bad meeting habits
  • Focus on results and action

Avoid work-from-home temptations and traps

  • Create your own "office rules"
  • The dangerous lure of multi-tasking

Develop accountability with teammates or team you manage

  • Approaches to improve accountability
  • Develop team accountability rules
  • Assess team accountability and other key team functions

Create your full transition and mission driven work plan

  • Evaluate progress against plan
  • Continue to improve
  • Include personal interactions and communication

Enjoy working from home

  • Identify benefits
  • Apply benefits back in the office

Is the workplace forever changed?

Who Will Benefit:

  • CEOs / CFOs / COO / CIOs
  • Chief People Officers
  • HR Personnel developing work-from-home guidelines
  • All Executives
  • Hiring Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • All Management
  • Sales & Marketing Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Supervisors / Team Leaders
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Directors
  • Employees
  • Anyone working from home for the first time
  • Anyone with limited experience managing “distant” workforce

Our Speaker

Rebecca Staton-Reinstein

Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D. and president of Advantage Leadership, Inc., knows the pain of making a poor hiring choice. After she learned about Behavioral Interviewing, she never made a mistake. She has helped many teams apply these principles and improve their selection process. Rebecca works with managers and executives in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to improve business results through strategic planning, engaged employees, strong teams, and delighted customers. She has published several books on strategic planning and leadership and is a legacy professional member of the National Speakers Association. Rebecca has been an executive and manager and received praise and recognition on four continents.

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