The resources below will help FAS managers and staff support the FAS mission of excellence in teaching and research when working remotely.
Resources for Working Remotely
Technical Resources for Working Remotely
- CWD has put together a curated list of working remotely courses for FAS staff.
- The Center for Workplace Development (CWD) has an infographic detailing the best practices for working virtually.
- HUIT offers helpful guidance on preparing to work remotely by outlining frequently used Harvard applications like Zoom, Office 365, and how to forward your phone calls to an alternate device.
- Learn more about Zoom, both as a user and scheduler, by enrolling in a training via the Harvard Training Portal.
- The American Occupational Therapy Assocation has provided helpful ergonomic tips for working at home.
- Employees from across the US give Thrive Global tips on how to stay focused while working remotely.
Professional Development Remote Resources
- LinkedInLearning is an online training resource available to the Harvard community free of charge. With LinkedinLearning, you have unlimited access to a library of almost 15,000 video tutorials, taught by expert instructors. Courses include topics like How to Work Remotely as well as skills such as MS Office and SharePoint; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; Drupal, CSS and SQL; Final Cut, Avid and iMovie.
- The Harvard Training Portal brings together all of your compliance and professional development in one platform. All work instructions, courses and transcript information you found in those systems are now in the training portal, along with third-party content from LinkedinLearning and Harvard ManageMentor.
Resources for Managing Remotely
Resources for Managing Remote or Hybrid Teams
- Harvard has developed the Leading and Managing in a Hybrid Work Environment Toolkit to help managers navigate a changing work landscape that includes staff working remotely and on campus.
- Harvard has updated guidelines around flexwork and is offering manager overview sessions.
- Take a course on Managing Virtual Teams through LinkedIn Learning.
- Learn more about how managers and leaders can create clear expectations for teams that are working remotely in this article by Gallup.
- How to manage the work/life balance of a remote office with this guidance via Fast Company.
- Harvard ManageMentor is a free, online resource that offers excellent developmental opportunities.
- The Harvard Business School has advice on how to bond with new hires remotely.
Many FAS staff and managers are making adjustments to their work schedule and locations, including working in a hybrid model. Harvard University has flexwork guidelines and resources available for managers and staff. That includes:
- Harvard Flexwork Policy and Guidelines
- Flexwork Documentation Proposal Form
- Developing and Documenting the Plan with the Flexwork Form
- Resources for Making It Work and Measuring Success
- Leading and Managing in a Hybrid Work Environment Toolkit
Additional resources for successfully working and managing in a hybrid work environment:
- What It Takes to Run a Great Hybrid Meeting from HBR
- Figure Out the Right Hybrid Work Strategy for Your Company from HBR
- What to Consider When Moving to a Hybrid Work Model from SHRM
- Navigating Uncharted Waters: How To Hybrid from Forbes
- Navigating the Complexities of Hybrid Work Together from LinkedIn