Working from home requires a little more organization and discipline than working in an office, not to mention a whole new suite of digital tools to make your work happen. If you find yourself suddenly working from home, these resources might help.
Home office setup and routines
- Merrilee Proffitt has a helpful blog post, “All of a sudden, I’m working from home. Now what should I do?“
Online meeting software
- Zoom – A free account allows meetings with up to 100 attendees, up to 40 minutes long.
- C|Net has a helpful article on preventing “Zoombombing,” where uninvited guests disrupt your meeting.
- GoToMeeting is one of the more full-featured online meeting software packages. GoToMeeting Free allows 40-minute meetings with up to 3 attendees.
- FreeConferenceCall.com provides free audio, video and screen sharing conference calls. All features are free under a “pay what you can” model.
- Google Duo allows video chats with up to 8 participants. End-to-end encryption provides additional security, and the app is available for iOS or Android mobile devices or through your web browser.
For government organizations
- The Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Open Government provides guidelines for holding open meetings online.