DISCLAIMER: CCYP and Tamarack do not specifically endorse any of the tools in this list. These are tools recommended by interviewees, survey respondents and focus group participants and found through research. They are compiled for the benefit of the reader but should not be considered exhaustive.
COVID19: Working remotely by the Government of Canada
Rights in the Workplace by the Government of Canada
Goal-setting and mentorship:
S.M.A.R.T goals tipsheet by NPR
Home office tips:
The Buy-Nothing Home Office by NYTimes
The Tech Headaches of Working From Home and How to Remedy Them by NYTimes
WFH with a Roommate or Loved One? 5 Ways to Avoid Killing Each Other by the LATimes
A Guide For Working (From Home) Parents by Harvard Business Review
Mental health tips:
Three Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout by Harvard Business Review
Coping with Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
How to Do Nothing by Jenny O’Dell
Building positive relationships:
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Productivity and motivation:
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Mindful Way through Anxiety by Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer
Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise by Thich Nhat Hanh
VIRTUAL JOB BOARDS
How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote by Harvard Business Review
How to Actually Work When You’re Working From Home by Harvard Business Review
A TED talk is a video, with a maximum length of 18 minutes. According to TED, "TED looks for engaging, charismatic speakers whose talks expose new ideas that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to a broad, international audience." TED is a great resource with a wide range of topics available on their website www.ted.com. We've selected some of their content relevant to your virtual work environment from their "Way We Work Series". (Our thanks to TED, for making these insights and speakers accessible.)
VIRTUAL TECH TOOLS
A nonprofit that helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch their businesses.
NEXT Canada is a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the growth trajectory of aspiring and scaling entrepreneurs that offers education, mentorship, and access to funding.
A national community of Canadian entrepreneurs that offers digital programming and networking.