Recent studies have supported the idea that working from home—for the right people—can increase productivity and decrease stress. Research also suggests companies that encourage and support a work-from-home protocol actually save money in the long run—an added bonus on the employer side. But to do so effectively both the employee and the organisation must be clear about the process and put into action work practices that not only benefit both parties but also their customers.

This guide sets out clear protocols that give the home worker the key structures that will allow them to do this effectively and productively.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WORKING FROM HOME

The Aims

More and more companies are allowing their staff to work from home. This course will cover the practical day to day aspects of this new type of worker and give tips on how to be doubly effective

Teleworking- Why work from home.

  • The advantages. Practical tips and what they don’t tell you.
  • The disadvantages. Things to be aware of and how to turn them to your advantage.

How to equip your office and be fully functional.

  • How to decide what is essential.
  • Office design.

Support systems

  • How to create the resources you need.
  • Bridging the gap between the office environment and working on your own.

Techniques for self discipline in the home office

  • Motivation techniques for the home worker.
  • From getting out of bed to not working till midnight every night.

Time management for the home worker

  • Daily planning and setting priorities.
  • Structuring your day.

Communication strategies

  • Effective reporting procedures.

 Working from home and having a home life

  • How to separate work from home.
  • Assertiveness and the family pressures.

You can access the course here.