This is a modified version of an article that originally appeared on the LinkedIn Learning blog.
Almost overnight, remote work has become mainstream. Companies around the world are encouraging their employees to work from home to prioritize the health and safety of their workforce and communities amid COVID-19 concerns. Since January, “remote working” searches on LinkedIn Learning have tripled, as both employees and managers increasingly look for advice on how to navigate the challenges of working remotely and managing a remote workforce.
LinkedIn Learning now has a free learning path with online courses that can help. These courses feature top tips from remote work experts to figure out how to:
Maximize efficiency and productivity of remote work
New to working from home? These courses provide work/life hacks that can help you create a productive remote-work environment, optimize your schedule for peak productivity (including meaningful breaks to help you avoid burnout) and show up the way you want to on video conference calls:
- Working Remotely: 1 hour
- Time Management: Working From Home: 1 hour 25 minutes
- Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset: 59 minutes
- Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls: 34 minutes
Manage the impact of adjusting to your new work environment
Your well-being is inextricably linked to productivity. The transition from an office environment to a remote work environment can throw us off balance. Learn how to bounce back with the help of these courses:
- Thriving @ Work: The Connection between Well-being and Productivity: 41 minutes
- Managing Stress for Positive Change: 57 minutes
- Building Resilience: 34 minutes
- Developing Resourcefulness: 18 minutes
Remotely manage and lead teams
Managing and leading teams under normal circumstances has its challenges. So, how do you lead a team remotely and keep your team members engaged? Learn how to encourage productivity, engagement and boost morale remotely with the following courses:
- Leading at a Distance: 36 minutes
- Managing Virtual Teams: 56 min
- Leading Virtual Meetings: 32 min
Get to know your remote work productivity tools
For many of us, a new work environment means new virtual technology. Get to know the productivity tools that will help you connect with colleagues when you’re not in the same physical location:
- Learning Zoom: 45 minutes
- Microsoft Teams Tips & Tricks: 1 hour, 1 minute
Whether you’re new to remote work and looking for tips on how to be productive in your new home office or you’re leading a team and looking for ways to keep your employees connected, these resources can help you on your path to becoming more effective regardless of where you are.
Resources for Pitt staff and faculty
Leverage Pitt IT resources to work productively from any location. Contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk from anywhere, at any time, if you have questions or need assistance with their available remote work resources.