Guidelines for Remote Work for Employees

Find tips and resources for managing yourself and your team while working remotely

Working remotely offers a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Whether you are adjusting to managing a team remotely, or are looking for strategies and tools on how to maintain your own productivity during this time, Organizational Development and Learning is committed to providing faculty and staff with just-in-time, relevant resources and support.

Virtual Workshops

While we may not be together physically, our need to maintain our relationships at a distance is more important than ever before. Stay connected by joining a group of your fellow faculty and staff members for regularly-held facilitated workshops on topics trending in our community.

Join other BU faculty and staff for short (90 min or less) bimonthly Zoom sessions to:

  • connect with other members of the BU community
  • learn new skills and strategies to be more effective while working from home
  • facilitate an exchange of ideas for managing yourself and others during this time
  • share learning resources

Upcoming Session Friday, June 12th

Title: How to Have a Difficult Conversation Remotely
Date: Friday, June 12, 2020
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Description: Organizational Development & Learning partners with the Office of the Ombuds to offer this 90 minute Zoom session on initiating and participating in difficult conversations in a remote work environment.
Attendance: The session is open to all but spots are limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please sign up here.

Recommended Resources

Expand your knowledge through a variety of self-directed, just-in-time learning resources curated by the OD&L Team.

The following are free resourced materials from LinkedIn Learning and Harvard Business Review.

Note: A LinkedIn account is required to access free content through LinkedIn Learning.

Virtual Consultations

Need a customized resource or training? We’re here to help! To set up a consultation, email



Need Additional Support?

We are all dealing with an extraordinary amount of stress as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.  To offer support and assistance during this time of crisis while maintaining safe physical distances, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Office is now offering free and confidential counseling and consultation sessions to BU faculty, staff and their immediate family members via a HIPAA compliant Zoom platform. Schedule an appointment through their contact us form or by phone at 617-353-5381.