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.

You can take the course by clicking on Teleworking: A Working from Home Guide for Employees.


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.

Working from home and managing your time

  • Tips for home working, including how to motivate yourself and relieve boredom.
  • How to organise and prioritise your day at home.
  • Planning tips for the home worker.
  • Managing effective communications when away from the office and colleagues.
  • Daily planning and setting priorities.
  • Structuring your day.

Working with Microsoft Outlook

  • In this section we will show delegates time-tested tips how Outlook can organise daily tasks, automate repetitive activities and its use in planning projects.

Managing meetings

  • How to run the successful meeting.
  • Tips for planning agendas and organising the attendees to be both positive and productive.
  • This section will introduce delegates to the Meeting Planner that can be used for team meetings and one-to-ones.
  • We will also give delegates the ‘top 10 tips for running remote meetings’.

Communication strategies

  • Effective reporting procedures.

 Working from home and having a home life

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


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Total Success certificate of course completion.


Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone who works from home.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Please click the link Teleworking: A Working from Home Guide for Employees to take the course

You are allowed to complete the course within 30 days of booking. During this time you can take as many attempts as you like. Please note, after 30 days your booking will expire and you will have to repurchase the training course.