7.6 Using Tools and Technology in a Virtual Team

Course Overview Technology is a core component of life as a virtual worker. There are certain indispensable tools that make it possible for you to work remotely as part of a team and you must understand how to make them work for you. Some tools might be familiar from your everyday life while others might […]

7.5 Communicating in a Virtual Team

Course Overview In a virtual work environment, many things are different from working with a team in an office. Some of these factors can be obstacles to communication. It is helpful to be aware of the potential challenges and pitfalls of remote communication with a virtual team to do our best to avoid them. In […]

7.4 Maintaining Focus as a Virtual Worker

Course Overview Any work environment can have distractions. When you are working in an office, these distractions are likely to be things like chatting with colleagues at the printer, conversations happening by your desk, or colleagues coming to interrupt you. As a virtual worker, you will have to deal with different sources of distraction. These […]

7.3 Habits for Effective Virtual Working

Course Overview Effective virtual working is a skill that can be developed through an intentional practice of certain habits and behaviors. Working from home requires us to create our own structure, routine, working habits and systems. Rather than being inducted into an office environment where all this is in place, we are responsible for establishing […]

7.2 Creating Your Virtual Workspace

Course Overview In a virtual role, you will not have a desk waiting for you in the office space when you start. The responsibility lies with you to set up your own virtual workspace, most often at home. You will need to think about the right kind of environment that will support focus and productivity, […]

7.1 Who is Suitable for a Virtual Position?

Course Overview In this lesson, we will look at the qualities required to succeed in a virtual job role. To some extent, the qualities you need to do your job virtually are the same that you would need to do the same job in an office or on location. You will need to have the […]