So our topic for this course is Thriving in a Remote Work Environment.
And it feels particularly relevant given that remote work is becoming increasingly commonplace.
But what's great about this topic is that so much of what we'll discuss isn't exclusive to working from home.
The reality is that virtually everything that makes you more effective while working remotely will also make you more effective when you get back to the office, or when you're on the road.
We see this as a broad set of skills that will remain relevant throughout your career.
These skills are transferable to any modern business context.
So an investment in this skillset is an investment in your long-term professional trajectory.
With that in mind, let's talk game plan and take a quick look at what we'll cover today.
We'll start by discussing motivations and why this course matters.
Then we'll segue into the heart of the web course, which we've broken down into two distinct categories.
Communications is the external component, that's about how you interface with your clients, interact with your colleagues, and communicate with your supervisors.
And then we have Personal Productivity, which is the internal component. That's about how you configure your physical environment and your mind for optimal productivity and mental performance.
Finally, we'll wrap things up with some key takeaways that tie together the core themes of the course
Ready to get started?
As my parents discovered trying to get me to learn Mandarin as a kid, if you're not motivated, you're not going to learn it.
It wasn't until I actually lived in China and found myself in some pretty awkward situations that I realized maybe the language was worth learning after all.
Now to feel motivated, you need to know there's a benefit.
And in the case of this web course, you benefit in two important ways.
First, this webinar is about succeeding in unfamiliar environments
The more you can succeed in an unfamiliar environment, the better you will perform in any environment. And your performance now effects the entire arc of your career.
So that should serve as a good motivator.
Second, when you are performing at a high level, that's an incredible sensation. When you have a productive day and your team is clicking, that can be a deeply fulfilling experience. It gives you stronger sense of purpose, and in turn that leads to even higher performance
So it's this beautiful, virtuous cycle that should serve as another strong motivator for mastering these remote work skills.
In terms of content, one of the most common requests we get is to make sure that our strategies are actionable.
Now don't get me wrong, I love a "top 10" cheat sheet as much as the next person. And we definitely will be getting into specifics.
But to really internalize this content, it's also critical to understand the fundamentals that underpin the specifics.
With a deeper understanding of the core concepts, not only will you be more likely to integrate these strategies into your workflow, but you will also be equipped to tailor them to your specific needs.
Not everyone's home setup is the same, this isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. So our methodology is very much a "teach a person to fish" approach.
The final thing worth mentioning is that we always collect input from our students to ensure that we're covering topics that matter to you.
With that in mind, we'd love your feedback once you've completed this course. Our goal is to make this as tailored to your needs as possible.