Research from Microsoft shows the value of one-on-one meetings between the remote manager and employee. One-on-ones have always been valuable meetings between manager and employee, but even more so in a remote context. Microsoft found: – the topics were holistic and covered more than work – employees appreciated the attention to their unique situation –
If you want to be creative with your remote team, this article has ideas to consider. Some ideas challenge standard ways of thinking about creativity. For instance, being far away from each other activates a bigger picture focus so that we do not get lost in the details. Also, consider anonymizing ideas to overcome biases.
For years I have been the lonely isolate on Thanksgiving in my geographically dispersed family. I live in the Netherlands and the rest of my family in the US. At the beginning of our virtual holidays, I would try to get their attention by calling or sending emails, but these efforts were futile as my family
The technology is working well enough and everyone has learned to share screens and mute themselves. What’s next? Learning how to operate successfully as a 100% remote team and that begins with the leader. Recently I facilitated a series of workshops for a client on this topic. After three weeks of working at home and navigating
How virtual teams effectively use communication tools. We have all been in a meeting that should have been an email. And we have all read email exchanges that should have been meetings. As communication tools are the backbone of virtual work, virtual teams benefit from understanding the characteristics of the various tools and agreeing on