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Employee Toolkit Materials

6 helpful videos (~50 minutes in total)
6 copies of the slides (one for each video)
6 job-aids (one for each video)

Hi! I’m Dan Pontefract. I’m glad you’re here. Thanks for visiting the Basics of Working From Home Toolkit site. (Read my bio if you’re curious.)

I’ve worked from home for 18 years. I’ve learned a lot. Specifically, I know what it takes to stay sane and be productive. (And not eat everything in the fridge.)

I’ve put together 6 videos and 6 job aids that you can access for FREE!

My purpose statement is simple:

  • We’re not here to see through each other; we’re here to see each other through.

May these materials help see you through. Best of luck.

Oh, and while you are here … I am publishing my 4th book on September 29th. LEAD. CARE. WIN. How to Become a Leader Who Matters. It’s based on my 25 years of leading teams, and helping leaders become better versions of themselves. Check it out over here.

VIDEOS & JOB AIDS

There are 6 videos in total. Each one can be downloaded separately or viewed right here on the site. In addition, you can download a PDF copy of the slides that were used for each video. As a bonus, there is a JOB AID assigned to each video. (Think of the job aid as the things you must do or the tactics you should take for each topic.) Video titles are as follows:

  • OMG! I’ve Never Done This Before
  • Setting Up Your Home Working Space
  • Getting Organized & Being Productive
  • How to Participate in Virtual Meetings
  • Using Technology Like a Champion
  • The Importance of Staying Connected

OMG! I’ve Never Done This Before

Once in a while you work from home. Maybe it’s before a dentist’s appointment. Maybe you go home early because you’re not feeling well. But you’re definitely not used to working from home for 40 hours a week. In this video, Dan covers the true basics of working from home including rhythm, patience, networks and your boss.

~10 minutes

Download the Video | Download the Slides | Download Job Aid

Setting Up Your Home Working Space

There are some basic steps to follow that ensures you will be comfortable working from home including what room you pick, your desk and chair, as well as the potential for interruptions and what to do.

~9 minutes

Download the Video | Download the Slides | Download Job Aid

Getting Organized and Being Productive

Distraction monsters, white noise and wearing shoes are some of the weird yet very relevant topics I discuss in a video dedicated to being as organized as possible and as productive as can be as you shift to working from home.

~7 1/2 minutes

Download the Video | Download the Slides | Download Job Aid

How to Participate in Virtual Meetings

You’re used to going into a meeting room to have your weekly team meeting. You’re also used to having a face-to-face 1-1 meeting with your boss. That’s not happening anymore. Here are some tips on how to participate in a virtual meeting (either on a conference call or web meeting) so you feel adequately prepared to be productive.

~6 1/2 minutes

Download the Video | Download the Slides | Download Job Aid

Using Technology Like a Champion

While you may already be using technology at the office, things might change such that you are now using a whole whack of different technologies to stay in touch, hold meetings, track progress, and so on. This video highlights what to expect, and how to effectively use some of the technologies that are out there.

~10 minutes

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The Importance of Staying Connected

We are human beings. We need human contact. Just because you’re now working from home doesn’t mean you need to forget about the necessity of being connected to others. What to do? Check out this video for some tips and tricks on how to stay connected with others.

~6 minutes

Download the Video | Download the Slides | Download Job Aid