Examine the benefits and challenges of remote working
Today’s workplace has moved away from traditional office spaces and instead, our teams span locations and even time zones, with more and more people working from home.
On this two-week course, you’ll learn how you can use technology to effectively communicate with your remote working team.
You’ll explore both the benefits and challenges of remote working, and discover the tools to help you overcome barriers and successfully set up your remote working space.
Encourage collaborative working with project planning tools
You’ll examine strategies, technologies, and project management tools to learn how you can ease the difficulties of working remotely.
You’ll also look at case studies to understand how and why these technologies are used, and gain practical advice for getting started.
As well as promoting collaborative working, you’ll learn how to ensure your own wellbeing and understand how this is a key to success in home working.
Produce an action plan template to improve team communication
By the end of this course, you’ll have the practical planning skills to help you successfully work remotely. You’ll receive advice on how to apply these skills to the real-world before creating an action plan for your role in a remote team.
This course is designed for those who would like to expand their digital skills.
You’ll build confidence in digital working practices, whether you’re just entering work and you are looking to improve your career prospects or you are already working remotely and want to improve your collaboration skills.
This may include those starting our in their careers, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.
The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.
You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.
Pat Bowden completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
As a person who already works in a remote, asynchronous team, I took this short course to learn some new ideas. I was pleased to see that my own working environment is almost ideal. There were some novel strategies and software discussed, alongside several that we already use. The course was reassuring for me and would be useful for anyone considering working remotely, either as a team member or as a manager.
This is quite a useful course for all learners, especially during the pandemic. Nowadays, we are forced to work from home, and this course is a very good guide for us to start remote working in these difficult times.