Work From Home Guide

Work from Home: A COMMON Guide to Success

macbook-926425_1920.jpgWorld events have compelled us to say goodbye to the daily commute and participate in a massive work from home experiment.  Many of us are privileged to have jobs that allow remote work.  It can be a challenging transition, however, especially if you have distractions in the home, are struggling to connect to your remote systems, or simply have never telecommuted before.  You may be feeling isolated and disconnected from your team and are looking for ideas on how to best adapt to these new realities and stay involved and connected.

Work from Home: A COMMON Guide to Success will address the challenges to working effectively and efficiently from home.  The series consists of panel discussions taking place every Wednesday from 12 - 1pm CT, starting April 8.  Our panelists are recognized experts in this community, with in-depth experience working from home, and will share their tried and true expertise in these discussions.

In addition to the panel discussions, on Fridays, starting from April 17, we will offer presentations and discussion around issues specific to telecommuting in an IBM i shop.

Planned Panel Topics and Dates

Planned Panel Topics and Dates:
  • Practical Tools Required to Work From Home
    4/8/2020 at 12pm CT

  • How to Be a Productive Employee From Your Home
    4/15/2020 at 12pm CT

  • Taking Care of Yourself when Working From Home
    4/22/2020 at 12pm CT

  • What to Do if You Find Yourself Furloughed
    4/29/2020 at 12pm CT
Additionally, the panel invites you to submit questions to include as part of the discussion - we want to hear from you and specific challenges you may be facing.

Submit questions to the panel in one of two ways:
1) Live during the panel discussion, or
2) In advance via this link.

Panelists include:

  • Steven Wolk, PC Richard & Son (Moderator)
  • Kim Greene, Kim Greene Consulting
  • Mary Langen, Midrange Dynamics
  • Dawn May, Dawn May Consulting
  • Peg Tuttle, Midrange Dynamics
  • Richie Palma, iTech Solutions

Telecommuting in an IBM i Shop Series

Telecommuting in an IBM i Shop Series: 

  • How to Set Up Your Home Printer as an IBM i Printer with ACS
    4/17/2020 at 12 pm CT
    Steve Pitcher & Pete Massiello, iTech Solutions Group

  • How to access your IBM i without VPN: Configuring and Understanding the Risks Involved
    4/24/2020 at 12 pm CT
    Steve Pitcher & Nathan Williams, iTech Solutions Group

  • 5/1/2020: TBA

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Even if you have telecommuted before, working from home because of Coronavirus may feel like a strange new world.  This series will help bring together COMMON community members with IBM i and remote work experts. 

You'll leave with the tools needed to be productive from home, and help you feel less isolated and alone

Register once and attend as many events in this series as you wish. See you on-line!