Telework and Telecommuting

Career Development


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 Telework And Telecommuting your employees will see a great improvement in their performance and well-being. Being a teleworker does have the advantages of flexible schedules, no commute, and saving the company money. Participants will establish the additional skills needed to be successful in their work from home environment.

Telework And Telecommuting Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Core Skills Required
Time Management
Organizing and Planning
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Self-Management (I)
Solving Problems on Your Own
Being and Staying Motivated
You Have More Freedom, Don"t Abuse It
You and Only You are Accountable
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Self-Management (II)
Recognize and Remove Bad Habits
Reflect on Mistakes, and Learn from Them
Establish Good Habits
Be Assertive With Yourself
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Time Management (I)
Build a Little Flexibility Into Your Schedule
Identify and Remove Time Wasters
Working with Time Zones
Using Free Time Wisely
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Time Management (II)
The Urgent/Important Matrix
Setting and Sticking to Deadlines
The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water
Recognize When You are Procrastinating
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Organization and Planning (I)
Plan for Additional Stress
When to Seek Help
Being Proactive, not Reactive
Establish Priorities and Attainable Goals
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Organization and Planning (II)
Setting up Your Home Office
Remove Unneeded or Distracting Items
When Technology Fails?
Develop a Normal Working Day
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Communication (I)
Stay in the Loop
Use the Correct Medium
Be Clear and To the Point
Virtual Communication Can Be Impersonal
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Communication (II)
Open and Frequent Communication
Share Your Information
Have a Collaborative Attitude
Setting Expectations with Family and Friends
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Additional Challenges
Building Trust and Rapport
Feeling Isolated
Always in the Office
Lack of or Less Feedback
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise
Lessons Learned
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

  • Quick Overview - Telework_and_Telecommuting
  • Tutorials & Quizzes
  • Telework & Telecommuting
  • Activities
  • 01-Learning Self-Management
  • 02-Learning Time Management
  • 03-Organizing and Planning
  • 04-Communication
  • 05-Getting Motivated
  • 06-Being Accountable
  • 07-My Bad Habits
  • 08-Mistakes IGC_O_ve Made
  • 09-Building Good Habits
  • 10-Including More Flexibility
  • 11-Identify Time Wasters
  • 12-Using Free Time
  • 13-My Matrix
  • 14-Sticking to Deadlines
  • 15-Methods of Procrastination
  • 16-Preparing for Additional Stress
  • 17-Proactive vs. Reactive
  • 18-Setting Attainable Goals
  • 19-Creating Your Work Space
  • 20-Unneeded or Distracting Items
  • 21-Creating a Normal Day
  • 22-Staying in the Loop
  • 23-Be Clear and to the Point
  • 24-Open and Frequent Communication
  • 25-Sharing Information
  • 26-Building a Collaborative Attitude
  • 27-Guidelines for Friends and Family
  • 28-Gaining Trust
  • 29-Getting Out of the Office
  • 30-Providing Feedback
  • Action Plan
  • Recommended Reading List
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever