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With more than 70 locations in North America, the New Horizons Franchise network spans six continents and over 35 countries embracing many cultures and languages.

For over 35 years, New Horizons has been empowering individuals and organizations worldwide through end-to-end learning solutions – from IT Training to Business Applications to Leadership Development.


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Through our longstanding, valued certified partner relationships, including Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, VMWare and AXELOS, New Horizons offers training and certifications in a variety of areas, including Cybersecurity, Applications, Cloud Computing, Networking, Project & IT Service Management.


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With the largest Guaranteed-To-Run course schedule in the world on-line, in class, onsite or in the cloud, New Horizons Central enhances career development, closes skill gaps, and boosts effectiveness in the contemporary workplace.

As the region's leading learning solutions provider, New Horizons Computer Learning Center helps organizations achieve results, increase productivity and efficiency, as well as drive revenue while reducing costs.


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Interested in group seminars, employee departmental training, Power Hour & GoNOW learning solutions? We can help develop a customized and focused program to fit your unique training and business objectives. Currently, our most popular customized training solution revolves around Microsoft TEAMS in combination with a number of productivity classes for employees working from home or alternative remote locations. Let us put together a solution for you and your organization today. CONTACT US

No more room rentals for your employees? Let us host your customized private training events on our online platform. Using our ‘training-in-a-box’ with your customized software, you can train virtually and monitor employee labs without leaving the comfort of your home. We can also easily train you and your staff to use the system. LEARN MORE


About the New Horizons Central Franchise

New Horizons CLC, Central Franchise is comprised of 5 primary locations in the United States:

Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; Nashville, TN; Omaha, NE; Pittsburgh, PA.

New Horizons Is The World’s Largest IT Training Company

Our career and corporate training solutions turn ambitions into marketable skills and business goals into results—with learning methods for virtually every schedule and style, plus vendor-authorized learning tools and expert instruction. We’ve trained more than 30 million people to make the most of technology, and we’re just getting started.

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New Horizons offers an extensive selection of vendor-authorized training and certifications for top technology providers such as Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and VMware. Being an authorized partner ensures that our students have the highest quality training materials and train on the latest products and technologies available.

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New Horizons Online LIVE® removes geographical boundaries from learning by bringing students and instructors together synchronously in a virtual live classroom. This program provides students all of the benefits of being in a dynamic interactive learning environment—enabling students to study from work, home or from a New Horizons center.

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New Horizons is ranked in the top 5% in the industry for training quality and customer satisfaction as reported by an independent third-party learning and quality assurance company, Knowledge Advisors. Plus research shows that New Horizons training yields a 4:1 benefit-to-cost ratio, based on manager surveys of the improved performance and productivity of their employees immediately following New Horizons training.

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Our real-time, cloud-based lab solution allows students to access their labs anytime and anywhere. Our state-of-the-art, fully configured live lab environment provides students hands-on access to the systems and applications taught in our classrooms, empowering them to learn on their own schedules.

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12 Jun 2020

Staying Remote? Stay Productive.

Staying Remote? Stay Productive.

Author: Nicole Winn  /  Categories: Learning Resources, Information Technology  / 


Before you start


Keep your routine
When you work from home, usually the first thing to go is your pre-work routine. It’s easy to wake up, grab your coffee and just start working in your pajamas. However, experts encourage you to resist this temptation and try to keep to your regular before-work activities. If you shower and read the paper before you go into the office, then you should do those things before you start your at-home workday. It helps keep you get focused for the day and keeps you on track.

Give yourself space
Create a space at home that mimics your workspace. If you have computer or other equipment you use regularly at your office, ask your employer if you are able to take it home while working remote. If possible, your home office space should be separate from your living or sleeping areas. This not only helps you concentrate; it helps keep your office work from taking over the rest of your home.


While you’re working


Minimize distractions
Many people working from home because of the COVID pandemic will also have children or pets home at the time they are working. To minimize distraction to your work, it’s important for everyone in the house to be occupied. Books, puzzles, streaming video and online classes can help keep children and other household members occupied, and noise-canceling headphones help reduce distractions from pets or your outside environment.

When you’re physically isolated from the rest of your coworkers, increased communication is vital. No more impromptu meetings or hallway catch-up conversations can leave you feeling like you don’t have a firm grasp on where your projects are or what your coworkers are doing. Using online collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, Skype, or other chat and video conferencing services can help you feel more connected to your colleagues and ensure everyone is on the same page.

Take breaks
Just because you are working from home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take your usual breaks. Get up, move around, take an hour for lunch. Whatever breaks you take during your usual day, you should also take at home. If you usually go shopping or to the gym during your breaks at work, try to find something similar that you can do indoors, like online shopping or streaming workouts in your living room.


After hours


Log Off
Many times, people who work from home end up putting in extended hours as it’s easier to keep working when you don’t have to physically get up and leave the office. It’s important to not let your workday bleed into your personal time any more than it normally would. When your work is done for the day, get up and walk away. Leave your office area or pack up your work and put it to the side so that you can focus on personal time for the rest of your day.

Engage with people outside the office
Working from home, especially in these times of social distancing, can make it feel like your work colleagues are the only people you interact with. Take time each day to reach out to friends or family outside of your home. It will help you stay connected, feel less isolated and, most importantly, give you some time to talk about something other than work during the day.


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