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Tag: productivity

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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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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Room to breathe

Just like the time I went completely offline for ten days, doing something a little extreme has given me unexpected insight.

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When in doubt, reach out!

I have taken the month of April off from scheduling meetings, giving presentations and workshops, and doing interviews. The plan is to focus primarily on writing the book: Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things Because I’ve put the interviews on hold, I wanted to take the opportunity to experiment […]

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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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11 tips for hosting problem free online meetings

In order to solve the issue of bad online meetings, we need to address the specific pain points that we are having on our team. Does someone have a bad connection? That has to be fixed. Do we need headsets? Lets solve that. If someone has bad etiquette, that also […]

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What do we do when clients don’t pay?

I recently worked with a freelancer who did not pay the invoice I sent. It’s now been more than 60 days. After several emails and some gentle shaming on social media, I received an email promising that the check would be sent soon. This is not an isolated incident. For […]

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What I learned during my week offline

I was invited to go on a summer holiday in Switzerland with a group of friends. Because the weather was good, we decided to go to a high altitude camping place with minimal facilities. That meant cold temperatures, no electricity, and the ‘2-minute showers’ were a 400 meter (uphill) walk […]

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Some days are more productive than others

A guest blog post by Florian Hoornaar, Entrepreneur and “Man-friend”. Florian recently went from running a company where his employees worked in the office together, to a company where everyone works remotely. Some days I am super productive. I can work for 12 hours straight, whilst keeping quality and spirit […]

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