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Establish your workplace as an enabler of growth

Three best practices for communicating change effectively

Change is inevitable for remote teams. Teams that show the most adaptability and resilience in moments of change share one common quality: clear, consistent communication.  Your challenge is to adapt to the evolving landscape of remote work, supporting your team as they adjust to necessary changes to their ways of working. It won’t always be

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You don’t need a flexible work policy, you need this

One of the most popular enquiries I received from my network during COVID-19 was for advice on flexible work policies. Leadership teams wanting to adjust to the times said “We need to update our flexible work policy.” For sure – the last thing you want is a policy that falls over. But there’s a secret

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Lockdown masked the true challenge of flexible and remote work

Flexible work has become part of our ‘new normal’ The changes created during COVID-19 have become a catalyst for teams to consider long-term improvements to their ways of working.  We created unprecedented support systems for team members to productively work from home. Now that many of the constraints caused by COVID-19 are subsiding, leaders are

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Save money through remote work, but beware of this

A colleague with a software business told me recently there is a strong theme in what his leadership team is concerned about right now. The question keeping them awake at night is “Should I introduce remote work?” Perhaps that sounds familiar. After working from home en masse, many a business executive has begun to notice

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Get your message across to your team, without confusion

Distractions are unavoidable for remote teams.  54% of respondents from Udemy’s Workplace Distraction Report acknowledge that distractions prevent them from performing to the best of their ability. An even higher number of employees – 70% of team members – believe proper training is key to blocking out distractions and staying focused. But distractions can be the

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Build value in your remote team through key moments

One of the most uncomfortable realities of remote work is the feeling of speaking to thin air. You send an email and then wonder, is there an echo in here? Two days pass and still no response. And you’re not sure why – is your team member off work and did they forget to put

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When collaboration does not come naturally, make it a team sport

Remote teams are filled with diverse personalities, which can be a huge asset. At the same time, collisions and roadblocks can lead to collaboration issues. Imagine this example… A meeting starts out as normal, but you quickly realise that you’ve heard a lot more of one particular person’s voice than almost everyone else combined. Meet

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