Employees: Work Remotely

Learn about the resources available to you to work remotely, particularly in the event of unplanned, extended operational interruptions.

Remember to read the Communicator to keep yourself up-to-date.

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Best Practices for Working Remotely

  • Check that You Receive Critical Alerts

    Take a moment to confirm or update your contact information in our Critical Alert Regroup system (login required). This is how the college will contact you if classes are canceled or if there's an emergency situation.

  • Communicate with Your Team

    Communication is key to collaboration, so as you are preparing to work from home, ensure that managers and all members of the team understand expectations.

    Teams are encouraged to establish regular times to check-in virtually with one another to discuss ongoing or upcoming projects, discuss any issues or concerns, and share any updates that may be of benefit.

    Discuss with your team how you will use collaborative software available at the college to ensure that any necessary information is communicated and available to team members.

  • Prepare Your Workspace

    Whether working in the office or remotely, the workspace is an essential component of professional life. When considering your remote workspace, it's recommended that you take into consideration the following:

    • Is it a space in which external distractions are minimized?
    • Is it a comfortable space in which you are positioned in the best posture to lessen muscle fatigue?
    • If working with sensitive information, can you ensure that no one else is able to view the information?
  • Manage Your Time

    As in the office when working on a computer, it is important to take breaks in order to avoid eye and muscle fatigue. Consider how you will build that into your schedule. As you are beginning to work remotely, you may want to try different approaches and schedules within the guidelines provided by your manager and as dictated by your job responsibilities.

  • Take Care of Yourself

    Transitioning to working remotely can cause additional stress, anxiety, or feelings of isolation. Should you need assistance in addressing any personal or work-related challenges related to this transition or to the coronavirus situation, don't hesitate to use your free employee assistance program resources from McLaughlin Young for yourself or your family.

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