COVID-19: Working Remotely - Crisis Planning for Emergencies

    /Rhonda  /Scharfspeaker of Training Doyensinvite
    Speaker: Rhonda Scharf

    More Trainings by this Expert
    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 51254
    Level: Beginner

Our Memorial Day sale is live! Use code MDTD20 and get flat 20% off on your purchase.


Do you need to work from home due to the COVID-19 virus or other “unexpected” reasons? Working remotely sounds like a dream, but it can be a nightmare for not only you, but everyone on your team. Don’t assume it will be a simple solution for a difficult situation.

This webinar will show you what to do to ensure the transition is smooth. Don’t waste time and money assuming it will be easy. You have too much too lose (including your best employees who many not thrive in this environment).

Working remotely is easy. However there are challenges of managing remote employees and there are dozens of aspects to be considered. Before you tell your team to work remotely, attend this webinar to ensure you don’t waste your time and company resources.


Is COVID-19 causing you to work differently than ever before? Need to make a new crisis management plan? Not sure what will work and won’t work? Check out this webinar.


• What is required with your technical requirements. Not everyone has a home office that will work. What you need to ensure everyone has
• Software recommendations for communications and efficient working life. Helping employees overcome the challenges of working remotely
• Productivity traps – importance of effective communication skills and what you need to keep your eyes open to ensure you are working smart and not hard
• Pitfalls of remote working. This is not an easy adjustment for most people. Learn how to lead your team to ensure engagement and success
• How to set rules and boundaries that ensure the work gets done and life continues as normally as possible. Don’t assume that the rules you think apply are the same for everyone


• Working remotely. What’s possible and what is difficult? What works well and what doesn’t
• Danger Zones to be aware of. Working remotely isn’t all sunshine and roses and there are pros and cons of working from home. Danger zones with simple solutions are provided
• Rules and boundaries. What you need to consider before you tell people to work remotely (have you thought about rules for public places and meetings?)
• Productivity traps. You can lose your time working remotely the same way you can be interrupted working in the office. What productivity traps do you need to watch out for and how to ensure you are getting done what needs to be done
• Technology considerations. Not everything you can do at work can be done at home. Have you considered the security, access, and functionality of what you are asking your team to do?


Anyone who needs to work from home and anyone in a leadership/management position with a remote team.


Years of Experience: 26+ years

Areas of Expertise: Administration, Communication and Workplace Effectiveness

Insightful … humorous … entertaining … even contagious … words that are often used to describe Rhonda Scharf.  A speaker with the uncanny ability to look at the normal and see something quite different.

Rhonda is a Professional Speaker and member of the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame, Trainer and Author, based in Ottawa. She has spoken to tens of thousands of people in dozens of different countries. 

Rhonda shares things she has learned to help you excel in your work environment, emerging at the end of the day with a smile and a sense of accomplishment. Audiences far and wide sing her praises for her relevant and useful tips on administration, communication and workplace effectiveness. From efficiency to the future of work, Rhonda has the info to help you thrive!

She knows how to make you laugh and she knows how to get you to question why you do what you do. Her natural warmth and sincerity are balanced by a healthy sense of the absurd, a combination that is useful in any situation.

Rhonda has written eight books, with her latest “Alexa is Stealing her Job” and her best-seller “Common Sense is NOT Common Practice” still available.

Rhonda’s professional speaking career began at the age of two… when her mother would offer her 25 cents to be quiet for five minutes!

View all trainings by this speaker

Purchase Options

Apologies. This webinar is currently unavailable. Please contact our Customer Support team on +1-720-996-1616 to know more.

refer friend

Approved Enablers of your
Continuing Education Credits

View all CEU Approved Webinars  

View Similar Trainings

In Cross Industry Functions

  Carl Young Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT
  Audrey Halpern Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT

Fundamentals of S.W.O.T. for First Time Managers and Planners Cross Industry Functions Thu, May 28 2020

  Biagio Sciacca Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT
  Neil Malek Time: 01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT