Over a short period, B Lab staff have gone from working primarily within our offices to fully remote. At the same time, many of us are also sharing our workspace with roommates or family members while others are adjusting to complete isolation. This shift was sudden for most B Lab staff.

As an organization, we are readjusting to working remotely for an extended period of time. The P&C team will share tips and guidance we've collected here. This resource will be continuously updated, so please check back regularly and feel free to share with us the resources that have been helpful for you.



Maximize Efficiency and Productivity of Remote Work

(Credit to LinkedIn Post from Hari Srinivasan on March 12, 2020) 

New to working from home? These courses provide work/life hacks that can help you create a productive remote work environment, optimize your schedule for peak productivity (including meaningful breaks to help you avoid burnout), and show up the way you want to on video conference calls: 

Working Remotely – 1 hr

Time Management: Working From Home – 1 hr 25 min

Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset – 59 min

Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls –  34 min

Manage the Impact of Adjusting to Your New Work Environment

(Credit to LinkedIn Post from Hari Srinivasan on March 12, 2020) 

Your well-being is inextricably linked to productivity. The transition from an office environment to a remote work environment can throw us off balance. Learn how to bounce back and shift the relationship with your stress response with the help of these courses: 

Thriving @ Work: the Connection between Well-being and Productivity – 41 min

Managing Stress for Positive Change – 57 min

Building Resilience – 34 min

Developing Resourcefulness – 18 min

Tips for Working Remotely

  • Avoid multitasking. If you’re in a meeting, don’t check Slack messages or emails. Try to stay present and focused as much as possible. 
  • Set your meetings up for success. Turn your video on, set expectations for the meeting, share an agenda, use your 4P’s! We’ll be sharing a set of virtual trainings on meeting facilitation very soon.
  • Consider creating a central hub of information such as meeting notes, key takeaways, action items, etc. This will help ensure that people who need to flex their time can easily can catch up later. It may help to have a designated notetaker for every meeting and commit to sharing and updating a central repository for notes.
  • Reduce distractions and set boundaries!

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