The Ultimate List of WFH (Working From Home) Resources

At Filestage, we’ve been working remotely since 2015. For us, it’s the perfect way of working and collaborating. Since working remotely creates different challenges for teams, we would like to share our team’s favorite resources to master working remotely.

We’ve also compiled a quick 10-step checklist to help you make the switch from in-office to remote work. You can download it for free here.

Moreover, we’ve hosted a webinar on working from home best practices that you can find here:

At Filestage, we see three main success factors for building a WFH team:

  • Healthy company culture
  • Workflows & processes
  • Great tools

Helpful Resources You Can Share With Your Team Today

We’ve collected some of the resources from around the web that have helped us to build our success as a remote team,  to help you switch to working from home as smoothly as possible.

Healthy Company Culture For A Remote Team

Having a healthy culture is vital for a remote team. Here are the topics you should consider.

Provide Helpful Feedback

Provide Context for All of Your Actions

Let Employees Take Ownership and Improve Commitment

Optimize Your Onboarding for New Employees

Stay In Touch

“We use the Slack app Donut that is pairing team members on a weekly basis to have virtual watercooler conversations via video chat.” – Douglas McKerson, Filestage

Stay Productive

How to Stay Motivated as a Remote Team

Workflows & Processes For Remote Teams

Transparency is crucial when working from home. Here are areas you need to think about when working remotely.

Document All of Your Processes and Make Them Available for Your Team

Master Goal Planning

Goal Setting in Remote Teams

Objectives and Key Results (OKR)

Company Rocks

Revisit and/or Replace Your Existing Meetings

Remote Meeting Hierarchy

Optimize Your Remote Meetings

“Each of our teams uses video conferencing software to run daily stand-ups, weekly planning meetings, and monthly/quarterly strategy workshops.” – Joe Jarvie, Filestage

During our 5-year remote journey, we’ve worked a lot on our meeting culture and structure. Here’s everything we’ve learned and know about running effective meetings:

Make Internal Knowledge Available

Great Tools

Valuable tools are important to automate and digitize your projects. Keep in mind that you need to build the process first before even thinking about what tool to use. 

Communication Tools

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Project Management Tools

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Review and Approval Tools

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Collaboration Tools

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Video Conferencing Tools

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CRM Tools

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Customer Support and Success Tools

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Digital Asset Management Tools

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File-Sharing Tools

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Workflow Management Tools

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Conclusion

As you can see, there are already a lot of resources out there. Now, it’s up to you to make the best use of them. Also, if we have missed any important topics, please let us know about them in the comments. We’ll continue to extend this list of resources.