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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 that new ways of working,

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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 grim reaper to productivity. A

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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 on their out-of-office? Is this

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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 The Broadcaster – a personality

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Make the most of remote work with the hybrid week

As the COVID-19 crisis dissipates, business leaders around the world are adapting to new ways of working. Team members have grown more accustomed to choosing how, where, and when they work best – and in many cases, they have been more productive. Leadership teams are starting to consider shifting towards a more flexible week. We want to save you some

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Trust and communication let you ace remote teamwork

Reliable, cohesive teams are built on trust and strong communication. Fast Company warns that uncertainty about accountability in remote work leads to two common problems: leaders micromanaging and employees overworking to prove themselves. But through developing a strong team culture, both of these difficulties can be avoided. Let’s break down ways some ways trust and communication can help you develop

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This is how you know you are leading a remote team

Leading a remote team comes with its fair share of challenges – issues can creep into your team culture if you don’t address them directly. In this blog post, we explore some moments in your day to which leadership teams may relate. Steve and his team have their daily meeting at 10:30 am to coincide with the start of the

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Maintaining your remote team’s momentum

https://youtu.be/8LBkTvmGcGc 2020 has been a lesson in how to build an effective remote team, and almost all industries have been impacted. Interestingly, Forbes predicted even before the pandemic: “Remote work is no longer a privilege. It’s become the standard operating mode…” Remote teams are the new normal, and leadership teams need to be ready for the obstacles and opportunities that this

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