Pointer Remote for remote work training
Supporting individuals, organisations and communities to upskill in remote
Pointer’s Remote Learning Hub is an information, content and resource aggregator that individuals, businesses and communities can upskill in all facets of remote work. Pointer Remote offers bespoke consulting, online, self paced e-Learning as well as free resources to better understand and leverage remote work.
Remote job opportunities
In today’s new world, remote work is no longer a concept that may or may not work. The global workforce has proven remote work is an effective, productive and practical way to work. Transitioning to managing and working remotely in an effective way will take time, training and investment. Check out our current open remote roles.
Remote Ready e-Learning
Remote Work 101
What makes remote work, work?
Productivity is the amount of work that you produce. Time management is the practice of organising your time to complete your work. To be successful working remotely, productivity and time management are key.
As a change manager, you are the catalyst who will help your organisation transition into a new process, goal, or technology using a structured approach or to take control of the way you work, remotely.
Communication is the cornerstone of a successful remote work environment. Employees trust managers who are available for meaningful conversation, whether you’re in a remote workplace or a traditional office with four walls. Employers trust employees who can effectively communicate their needs, challenges and wins. An organisation’s strong investment in communication will yield increased employee satisfaction, better retention rates, and higher productivity. An individual’s investment in communication will improve job satisfaction and ability to feel part of the team.
John’s book is a must read if you manage even one remote employee. It is incredibly practical and has broken down the elements of managing a distributed team into achievable action items from people started out through to large organisations who have been ‘remote’ for a while.
This book has been a go to guide for Pointer from the very beginning. It gives practical advice on how to run a company with a completely distributed team. A great read for business owners and remote workers alike.
Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
This is a really practical handbook with tips, tricks and hacks that are particularly useful when starting out with remote work as well as when you need to fix up things in an organisation that may have gone a bit ‘so so’. It is a bundle of goodness!
One of the keys to success working or managing remotely is organisation. Lorraine’s book has some fabulous, step by step action items to pull your work life and personal life into order, so you can kick goals in the remote world.
This is a no nonsense guide to running a calm company. The authors are the co-founders of Basecamp, a project management tool that we are big fans of here at Pointer. It has really practical tips on getting the most out of your day, your team and your company.
Jason Fried , By (author) David Heinemeier Hansson
with Pointer Remote Founder Jo Palmer
The Rural Compass
So listen in to hear this passionate woman tell us about her business, her biggest struggle which so many small businesses can relate to, just a hint its about money and so so much more.
By the way I just have to say that I had already booked in time to chat with Jo before Carlie Oates episode shout out last week. It was an awesome coincidence and Segway into this episode, but if you know of or are a women in rural and remote Australian working hard in your field send me an email I would love to hear from you. And If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Carlies interview go back into your feed and click on Episode 10. Carlie Oates- Curators Collective.
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Life on the Land
The last 18-months has really thrown a spanner in the works of, well, work. For a lot of people, it has been an unprecedented time – learning to work from the kitchen table, often amid the chaos and debris of homeschooling.
However, this is the normal reality for a lot of women in the bush, who wear many hats for many things. While the rest of the world caught up to this thing called remote work, those on properties carried on, business as usual.
Someone who has been touting the benefits of remote work long before the global pandemic forced our hand is Jo Palmer.
Born in Jindabyne and studying teaching in Wagga Wagga, Jo spent years travelling and working overseas. When a Wagga boy literally fell out of a pub window in front of her on a Croatian sidewalk, her fate was sealed. Jo moved back to Wagga, where she and husband, Hugh raise thier two little girls, Matilda and Anthea.
Jo is an entrepreneur by nature. In 2017 at a backyard barbecue, she stumbled across the idea that would set the foundation for her business, Pointer Remote Roles – connecting people in the bush with awesome jobs across the country.
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Beating Around The Bush
Small Biz Matters
There’s a matchmaker in all of this and her name is Jo Palmer… For those who don’t know about Jo Palmer, she’s the Founder of pointer Remote Roles and a rural powerhouse who’s passionate about remote developing a relationship between the city and bush through onshoring (a word she’ll explain later).
Productivity and Time Management
Dr Bailey Bosch’s Remote Work Tips
around your time
not your time
In a traditional co-located workplace, employees know they have started their workday simply by walking into their building. For a remote organisation, company culture provides an environment that delineates your employees’ work time from their personal time. Active participation provides a feeling of “being at work” and encourages loyalty, unity, and pride in your staff.