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LinkedIn Webinar

April 14, 2020 at 12 pm

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On-Demand Resources

LinkedIn Learning - Telework Course Playlist - Includes the following courses (each about 1 hour):

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Working from home is a wonderful opportunity, but time management can be a challenge. With so many demands on your time and attention, it's a tricky balancing act to stay productive. In this course, bestselling author and productivity expert Dave Crenshaw offers best practices for anyone who works full-time or occasionally from home. Dave begins by showing how to set up a dedicated workspace for maximum productivity, including tips on setting up your computer to ensure you stay focused. Then Dave walks through how to craft your daily schedule for peak productivity and plan meaningful breaks to avoid burnout. He explains how to collaborate with remote coworkers, including how to use virtual meetings productively. Finally, Dave offers advice for working parents and other caregivers who might be balancing professional and personal responsibilities in the home.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a productive environment by limiting distractions.
  • Evaluate and choose the best technology to increase your productivity.
  • Differentiate between constant effort and a healthy working rhythm.
  • Define expectations around communication while remaining responsive.
  • Identify the benefits of relationship building.
  • Learn how to manage interruptions and emergencies at home.

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When you unlock the power of remote work, you can ditch your commute, work where you focus best, and spend more time doing things you love, all while advancing your career. 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. He reveals how you can create a productive work environment at home or around town by structuring your day correctly and avoiding distractions. He also explains how to build rapport with remote colleagues so you feel like you're part of the team and succeed in your remote career. Watch this course to learn how to work productively, when and where you want, and achieve the freedom and flexibility you need for a more balanced life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the ideal home setup for working remotely.
  • Summarize the process of onboarding a remote worker.
  • Explain the importance of work-life balance and how to maintain it while working remotely.
  • Cite the tools remote workers can use to stay connected to the home office.
  • Describe how to manage conflict with teammates while working remotely.
  • Explain how to build culture in a remote team.

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Working remotely has been on the rise for many years now, with research showing that hiring managers expect nearly half of all their workers to be working remotely over the next decade. While many trends feed into this way of organizing work, managing the work effectively will be key to the success of organizations globally. In this course, instructor Phil Gold provides managers with a clear approach for getting the most out of their remote teams. He zeros in on the key factors that will ensure productivity, engagement, and growth, as well as a manager’s role in building trust, removing roadblocks, nurturing connections with team members, and setting clear goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Providing consistency and structure in a remote team
  • Managing mixed remote and onsite teams
  • Fostering equality and transparency
  • Creating opportunities for in-person interactions
  • Maintaining regular contact with remote team members
  • Managing workloads and deliverables

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Discover the core features of Microsoft Teams and see how you can bring together colleagues, create conversations and content, and collaborate more effectively. Author Nick Brazzi walks you through the essentials of using Teams, starting with basic setup, creating new teams, and joining existing teams. Nick covers organizing teams and members and shows how to conduct conversations. He explains how to create scheduled meetings or initiate impromptu meetings inside Teams, and demonstrates file sharing. Finally, Nick walks you through customizing user settings, and explains how to use Teams on mobile devices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Organizing teams
  • Creating conversations
  • Scheduling and starting video meetings
  • Sharing files
  • Apps and optional features
  • Searching
  • Settings and customization
  • Working with the mobile app

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Discover how to work more efficiently with Microsoft Teams, the popular collaboration app in Office 365. In this concise, targeted course, Nick Brazzi shares tips that can help power users get even more use out of Teams. He goes over useful commands and keyboard shortcuts that can help you streamline your workflow, and explains how to use Teams as a hub to access information from different Office 365 apps. Plus, he demonstrates how to leverage different communication options; explores some particularly useful apps in Teams; and shares how to work with bots and messaging apps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Saving time with bots
  • Extending the functionality of Teams with apps
  • Forwarding emails to Teams
  • Modifying your notifications and alerts
  • Using Teams as the hub for all of your Office 365 apps
  • Hiding channels and teams you don't use
  • Helpful keyboard shortcuts

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