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Category: Remote Working

Why are people and companies going remote?

In my interviews, I’ve been asking people and companies why they are going remote. Needless to say, people and companies have different reasons. I’d like to share with you some of the most common reasons I’ve heard for why we are making the decision to go virtual.

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How to hire a virtual superstar

One of the benefits of remote working is being able to hire the best. But how do we find them? And how will we know if they’ll be good a good fit? Hiring someone to work on a  remote team is slightly different than hiring someone who will work in […]

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Virtual Coworking

With virtual coworking, you can have your comfortable digs AND work with other people at the same time.

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Dead in the water: virtual vulnerabilities

Remote working is awesome, but it does have its virtual vulnerabilities. Recognize what those are for you and plan for when disaster strikes.

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How to resolve conflict on virtual teams

From differences in opinion to flat out misunderstandings, conflicts with our virtual teams are inevitable. So what can we do to prevent and resolve these conflicts when they arise?

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Great gadgets for working on the road

I will be traveling a lot over the next three months for both presentations and Work Together Anywhere workshops. Lined up before me are Greece, Spain, France, Belgium, Vietnam, and Germany (not to brag ;). I’ve written before about my ultimate recipe for “work holidays”, which is where one travels to […]

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Building a book together remotely… thanks team!

The Collaboration Superpowers book “Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things” is on its way! It’s been a fun group process. I re-listened to all the interviews on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast (thanks Nick!). And I pulled the gold nuggets out from the interview transcripts (thanks Abdul!). I’ve used tons […]

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Virtual icebreakers for remote teams

In college, I was a member of a student group where each meeting began with a short opening question. I didn’t know anything about meeting facilitation at the time, but I remember liking that part of the meeting. Fast forward to when I became a manager leading a team of […]

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How to simulate the office online

To combat the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, remote teams are always trying to increase camaraderie and improve communication. There’s a certain magic that happens when a team clicks. But morale isn’t something that can be forced or manufactured. So how do we create closeness even though we’re […]

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How to avoid virtual burnout

I just returned from 10 days of vacation. This time, I felt I really needed the time off. My boyfriend, Florian, and I name all of our trips before we go – and from the beginning, this vacation was called the “Grumpy burnout tour”. We had both been working crazy […]

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