Telework and Telecommuting
For some people, working from home can seem like a dream opportunity. But they may not realize that telework and telecommuting come with a great amount of responsibility and challenges. Since these employees are not working in a centralized office, they may have the advantage of having flexible schedules and shorter or no commute. however, they can have disadvantages when it comes to receiving feedback and being able to communicate with teammates. Through this course you should be able to stay motivated in your ‘office’ while still feeling connected to the rest of the team.
Core Skills Required
As with any job position, certain skills and abilities are needed to be a successful teleworker and member of a virtual team. Common skills needed are ways to manage your time and organize all assignments and duties. When building your virtual team, remember to find employees that can telework well under minimal supervision and can function with different types of technology
Working in a home office requires a unique set of skills. Teleworkers or virtual employees have additional challenges created by not being in a centralized office. Communication issues alone make it a challenging job, and recognizing these challenges will help your participants become great teleworkers.
Through the Telework And Telecommuting course you will see a great improvement in your performance and well-being. Being a teleworker does have the advantages of flexible schedules, no commute, and saving the company money. You will establish the additional skills needed to be successful in their work from home environment.
- Know the skills required for working outside the office
- Learn keys to proper self-management
- Learn ways to manage time efficiently
- Know different methods of organization and planning
- Identify various forms of communication and their proper use
- Address and resolve challenges that teleworkers can face
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