Remote Working

Best practice for working from home

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🔗https://www.thesocialswitchproject.org.uk/switch-to-remote
#SWITCHTOREMOTE POSTER SERIES
This is the first in a series of posters The Social Switch Project are releasing posters to help frontline professionals navigate remote working settings.


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See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/teleconferencing

A General Introduction to Remote Working

🔗www.theverge.com/2020/3/11/21171349/remote-work-how-to-home-coronavirus-quarantine-productivity-tips 
Distributed teams are a reality and remote work is the future. So, whether your laptop is your best friend, or if you have never even joined a ‘Zoom’ meeting before, here are a few key principles for remote workers everywhere.

🔗https://edgeryders.eu/t/distributed-collaboration-manual/11263

🔗Friction free collaboration in remote working organisations – Resilience Brokers
Remote working is not just about a different location - it requires a whole new approach to work - from using emails differently, to collaborating on documents, to making conference calls run smoothly. Fortunately, there are some online resources to help you make the leap

🔗https://www.notion.so/Digital-Working-COVID-19-c39e55d0f6024e7f85560ea7b2632997
Big summary of Working From Home resources

🔗https://medium.com/@smallaxeorg/going-digital-is-no-cure-all-civil-society-must-do-more-to-adapt-to-covid-19-1616e188cdaa
Going digital is no cure-all. Civil society must do more to adapt to COVID-19- The rush to respond to coronavirus has left us all scrambling. Civil society groups are no exception. This will be a relay run at different paces–and we all need to keep passing the baton.

Remote Management

See also https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/employers


🔗https://twitter.com/janethughes/status/1240701207728930818?s=21
Leading team entirely remotely

🔗https://www.theprocedurepeople.com/benko-board-visual-email-management/
🔗https://www.theprocedurepeople.com/hooked-on-zero-productivity-coaching/
🔗https://www.theprochttps://www.coronabuddy.co.uk edurepeople.com/benkodesk-trello-helpdesk/
Organises emails and gives collaboration possibilities by using the free Trello platform.

🔗https://peoplelogic.ai
Remote People Management Tools- Does your team have schedules that are all over the place? Is your team spread across the globe or just forced to work from home because of social distancing? People logic gives you a complete view of what's happening across all the tools your team uses. You’ll get an integrated activity stream that showcases accomplishments, reduces the need for unnecessary stand-ups, and prevents you from becoming a remote micromanager.

🔗https://www.15five.com/getstarted/
15Five is a remote workforce management solution that not only guides employee growth and development, but helps your teams stay highly engaged and productive.

🔗https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/guide/
🔗https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/remote-work-emergency-plan/
Gitlab Guide to having an all remote company & remote work emergency plan

🔗 https://handbook.hmn.md/
A remote company handbook covering processes, tools and general management of a distributed team, published under a Creative Commons license and free for use. There is a dedicated COVID-19 page with updated policies.

Advice and Resources for Remote Working

150+ resources, links and articles on working remotely in times of COVID-19
🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13wtirnHc1U2mZ1QkHGkFGfRIS6yaZFo4AgxyQTDW5jU/edit#gid=2079934505
Brainsfeed (and collaborative)

🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/10TkXOjKVHFwuApo4v2eEbgVVE1l0mf5gOKG8F6T7TO0/edit#heading=h.3fngvdcfo2cs
Open Data Institute Remote Working Resources

🔗https://slack.com/events/webinars/working-remotely-in-slack-getting-started
Working Remotely in Slack: Getting Started (webinar)

🔗REMOTE: Office Not Required
Basecamp book on remote working - Nb Basecamp have offered to refund any purchases of this book, as a contribution to the group effort - see this tweet for more information and discussion. 

🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vtV_jTCO-oyZTzAw8KFffSHoJZv-vR5HVgB0a0cWDgI/edit#heading=h.jrgq627di20p
Remote work whitepaper: Remote work whitepaper by YSI Global - 4 years of experience distilled into 30 pages

🔗https://blogs.deloitte.ro/working-from-home-cyber-security-tips/
Working from home Cyber Security Tips - Deloitte Romania

🔗https://www.producthunt.com/posts/wfh-manual
🔗https://wfhmanual.com/
WFH Manual - Your end-to-end guide to #WFH 💻

🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/11gU0KThfomgY-697xsBi26s_P_5tOpYfV0y4IeluhRg/edit?userstoinvite=anton%40designcalendar.io&ts=5e70e650&actionButton=1#heading=h.szqjw0pbtjee
Remote Design Kit- Help designers find jobs, inspiration and design specific remote advice

🔗https://twist.com/remote-work-guides
Doist’s Twist Remote Work Guides

🔗https://info.trello.com/hubfs/How_To_Embrace_Remote_Work_Trello_Ultimate_Guide.pdf 
Trello’s Remote Work Guide

🔗 How to make remote work, work: tips from 1Password
1Password’s Remote Work Guide

https://www.helpscout.com/playlists/working-remotely
Help Scout’s Remote Work Guide

🔗https://www.csoonline.com/article/3532797/free-security-resources-for-work-from-home-employees-during-the-covid-19-crisis.html
List of security services (encryption/ passwords etc) who are offering free services to employees working at home

🔗https://remoteworksurvivalkit.co.uk/
How can you help yourself and your team during covid-19?

🔗https://www.daoleadership.com/managingremoteworkforce/
Free 90-minutes interactive workshop on how to manage remote teams during Coronavirus pandemic.

🔗https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/voices/how-to-work-remotely-in-a-time-of-coronavirus.html
CAST/Catalyst guide to remote working for charities/nonprofits

Hosting Virtual Meetings

See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/teleconferencing
See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/events

Remote Working Tools

🔗https://www.producthunt.com/e/remote-apps
Producthunt Library of Remote Work Apps

🔗https://www.parabol.co/
https://chat.whatsapp.com/HWu0RJmgBtqGOJ4Tyt9A7D
Online retrospectives for teams.

🔗https://www.cocreate.software/
Vid-calls are monochronic - as teams you need to work polychronic (synchronously on many things at the same time) and be able to co-create and capture ideas and thoughts to find the insights and move forwards. So use CoCreate to augment vid-calls for live group working. Trial versions available.

🔗https://mural.co/
MURAL enables innovative teams to think and collaborate visually to solve important problems. People benefit from MURAL’s speed and ease of use in creating diagrams, which are popular in design thinking and agile methodologies, as well as tools to facilitate more impactful meetings and workshops.

🔗https://there.pm/
There is a great app to keep track of where your team is around the world and stay on top of those pesky timezones.

Meetings / Video Conferencing tools

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Leave Tracking

🔗https://vacationtracker.io/
Vacation Tracker - An easy way to manage leave within your company. Perfect for remote teams in multiple locations. Slack Integration. 

Remote Teaching/Facilitating/Webinars/etc

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https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/education

Asynchronous Collaboratively on Tools

🔗https://www.fwdeveryone.com
FWD:Everyone is a tool for reading, searching, sharing, and discovering the most useful email discussions happening within your business.

🔗https://www.topicbox.com/



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🔗https://sparkmailapp.com



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See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/isolation-toolkit
See also: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health





🔗https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath



How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve for Better Mental Health 

🔗https://www.bighealth.com/

🔗http://blog.bighealth.com/mental-health-in-the-post-outbreak-workforce.






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