18 May, 2020

Home working resources

To help you build on your recent virtual training we have put together this page of useful materials and resources relating to maintaining productivity and wellbeing for home workers.

We hope they will be of use to you.

Do get in touch if you have any questions.

Kate Jennings
Lead Trainer, Cambridge Exec.

Primary research on wellbeing and home working

A detailed set of initial results from a recent project by the Institute of Employment Studies:
Homeworker wellbeing report

A report on how Microsoft’s employees have responded to the switch to remote working:
Microsoft analytics report

Free emotional intelligence assessments

The Global Leadership Foundation EI test involves 40 forced choice questions and provides feedback across four domains of EI:  Self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness and relationship management.

Emotional Intelligence Test – Results (globalleadershipfoundation.com)

IRDLabs EQ test includes 28 likert scale questions and provides feedback across four domains: Sociability, self-control, empathy and wellbeing. It also provides an overall ‘EQ’ score.

EQ Test (idrlabs.com)


Recommended books


Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Useful articles

How unintended and unconscious effects of your leadership style could be getting in the way of building team engagement:
“The Shadow of Leadership”

Why virtual meetings can be so draining – and what you can do to overcome this fatigue:
“Virtual Meeting Fatigue”

Insights from Daniel Goleman on developing resilience:
“Resilience for the rest of us”

We love the title of this article – and it make such good sense!:
“Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure”

“Five ways to boost your resilience at work”

An excellent article from Harvard Business Review:
“Manage your energy, not your time”

BBC article about the future of the office and home working in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak:
“Coronavirus: What’s the future for the office?”

A range of articles on home working from Harvard Business Review, from the perspective of workers and managers:
“Working remotely – how to make it work”

“A guide to managing your (newly) remote workersCould “

“How to manage an employee who’s struggling to perform remotely”

Audio material

Video recaps

Videos, talks and clips

Brene Brown on the relationship between vulnerability and resilience

Daniel Pink on motivation

Bill Benjamin on the ‘amygdala hijack’

Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence

Strategies to become more emotional intelligent