Since it was taken over by Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad last year, EDRM has become a really useful source of information and guidance on a range of subjects.
Most of those are necessarily about the subject implied by EDRM’s name – the Electronic Discovery Reference Model. One coming up next week, however, is about a yet more topical subject – remote working. Suddenly, everyone is being told to work from home, raising issues for some which extend well beyond the mechanics of getting the actual work done.
I am one of the speakers, presumably because I have been working from home since the days of faxes and ISDN (that dates me, and perhaps dates you if you don’t know what ‘ISDN’ was). The other speakers are Eric P. Mandel of Driven, Inc., Debbie Reynolds of DR Consulting, Jonathan Hiroshi Rossi of The CJK Group, Saya University, together with Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad of EDRM.
My tips will include conventional ones like being at your desk for much the same hours as you would in the office, and involving those you live with instead of shouting at them to be quiet, as well as others with a technology implication.
I added a new one recently to do with what you wear. I normally dress in conventional casual style, but was recently required to wear long, white surgical stockings following a hip operation. I also wore shorts. The doorbell went, and I answered it with one hand on the collar of our always-excited labrador. I never did find out what the caller wanted – the sight of a man dressed like something from the Sound of Music, clutching a baying black dog by the collar was enough to persuade my visitor to move on and annoy someone else. You don’t get things like that in the office.
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