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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.


Background reading:

Goal-setting and mentorship:

Home office tips:

Mental health tips:



Background reading:

  • 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

Mental health:

  • 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


Background Information:




Mental Health:

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  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.)

Blair Elliott
Frances Potts
Helen Walsh
Jessica Bennett
John Smee
Melisha Ratnarajah
Raquel Russell
Rob Inglis
Roohi Sahajpal
Spencer Saunders

Mardi Daley
Pierre-Antoine Descôteaux
Niya Abdullahi
Caleb Hufnagel
Jessica Bennett





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