Last updated July 20, 2020
How to get the most out of your working from home experience
- Technology – The right technology is critical for employees to work from home effectively. Assess equipment and technology readiness including hardware, software, collaboration tools, and internet connectivity.
- Policies – Your organization should have an official telework policy and eligible employees should be working under a signed telework agreement. Review your policy and agreement documents to ensure they are up to date.
- Troubleshoot – Identify problematic areas that can cripple work productivity in a telework environment and assemble a task team to assist with resolution.
Telework Tips & Resources
- Life Labs Remote Work Guide
- New to telecommuting? (Or just need some extra tips) Here are 8 rules you should follow.
- Parents Resource for getting through Coronavirus
- 7 Essential Tips for Safe and Healthy Teleworking
- “Why we’re not going back to the office any time soon”
- You’ll likely know most of these already but here are a few good points and generally good reminders about how to improve your videoconferencing!
Telework Policy Examples
Looking for an example of what a comprehensive policy looks like? See the links below:
- Metro Telework Guidebook
- Example Program: LA County Telework Program
- Telework Training Videos from LinkedIn
Effective Work from Home Policies
Guidance from GoSaMo TMO on how to launch effective Work from Home and Telework policies:
Telework Tools for Organizations
Not sure what communication tool your organization should be using? See the below chart of popular online conferencing tools:
|Platform:||Best for:||Video:||Max Users:|
|Skype for Business||Integration with Outlook||✔||250|
|Microsoft Teams||File sharing, multiple presenters||✔||80|
|Google Hangouts||Small businesses (free service)||✔||25|