Here at Harvest, we want to support you. Here are a few recommendations to ensure you stay productive and efficient:

  1. Have a plan to communicate & collaborate remotely with your co-workers, management, clients or students
  2. Establish Your Workspace
  3. Tools to stay connected
    • Computer
    • Fast and reliable internet access & Wifi
    • VPN Access: some organizations have their own VPN for off-site employees to access certain servers or websites for internal use
    • Cables, keyboard and mouse
    • Software (some may have access to cloud based solutions like Salesforce, Microsoft 360, LinkedIn, Asana, Dropbox)
    • Microphone
    • Earphones
    • Cell phone
    • Free or paid conferencing tools

User friendly Video Conferencing / Collaboration Tools

Recommendations do not represent product endorsements and do not necessarily represent those of Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. and its employees.

  • Microsoft Teams
    (works with Office 365): group chat and collaboration software
  • Zoom  
    (free for personal remote meetings): Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing
    (customize your URL, meeting background, one click screen sharing – offers free trail)
  • GoToMeeting
    (one click meetings, webinars, plug ins with Office 365 + lots of other features)
  • ReadyTalk
    (freemium, starter and advanced pricing packages for virtual meetings, webinars, webcasts)
  • Slack
    (Team instant communication and organizational platform)
  • Trello 
    (List making tool to help organize and prioritize projects)
  • Google  
    (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Keep, Google Hangouts, Google Slides)
  • Skype & Skype for Business
    (chats, call phones, smart messaging, screen sharing, video calling)

On Demand Online Courses

Digital marketing, business, data science, tech, Microsoft, workforce readiness, design …etc

List of productive things to do

  • Take an online course
  • Meal plan
  • Organize your computer desktop and files
  • Clean your inbox
  • Work on a home improvement project
  • Meditate
  • Learn a new language
  • Read a book
  • Exercise
  • Play board games
  • Start a blog

The views and/or opinions expressed in the article are of a general nature and are for informational purposes only. 




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