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What My Team Discovered When We All Worked Remotely For A Week

HubSpot held a “remote week” where everyone worked offsite. Here’s what the office folks learned about their remote colleagues.<p>Think about the last time you were on a conference call with someone in a different location. Did you run into any communication challenges–technical, or otherwise? Did you …

Language Matters

Language

The seven areas of virtual teamwork. (Click on image to expand.) #virtualteams #management https://t.co/82zuVOr4lE

Why Becoming a Virtual Team Challenges Our Identity

Why We Need to Start Looking Up From Our Smartphones

Learn how to outsmart your smartphone so it doesn't prevent you from enjoying the richness of life.<p>Recently I was walking down a busy Manhattan street. Sidewalks were bustling with activity and were filled with people from just about every demographic imaginable. It was a typical afternoon in New …

Bosses Refuse Home-Working During London Tube Strikes: Survey

Londoners left struggling to get to the office during strikes that closed the city’s subway were allowed to work from home by only 9 percent of …

How 15 Minutes Each Week Keeps Our Distributed Team Connected

How to keep your remote culture flourishing: the eternal quest.Here at Trello, I am proud to say we do this with great success, borne out of a focus …

Hubstaff's 5 Favorite Remote Working Books

Remote work has become a great asset to multiple startups, propelled further by an ever expanding set of online tools to help boost productivity and …

The Four Keys To Success With Virtual Teams

Today's financial woes have forced many companies to pick members of project teams from across various global locations and have them communicate virtually--by phone, e-mail and videoconference--thereby saving both time and money.<p>There are more global virtual teams today than ever before. And their …

10 Commandments of Virtual Teams

Virtual teams are becoming a norm for modern businesses. According to PGi's 2015 Global Telework Survey, 79% of knowledge workers reported working outside the office.<p>With more teams working remote, it's important to remember a few commandments to keep teams working successfully.

Three Pitfalls Of Remote Work That You Probably Aren't Thinking About

If the concept of workplace flexibility conjures up happy visions of writing code on the beach in Bali or designing marketing materials on your laptop at a Bushwick coffee shop, you’re very likely one of the many, many, young workers who romanticizes remote working as a golden ticket to having your …

10 Ways to Successfully Manage Virtual Teams

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are managing one or more virtual teams, you are not alone. The Workforce 2020 survey claimed that 83 percent of executives plan to increase use of consultants or intermittent employees over the next three years.<p>Virtual teams can be …

Just Hearing Your Phone Buzz Hurts Your Productivity

By now we know that we’re (mostly) not supposed to multitask — that we can’t do two things at once very well and that it takes us a while to refocus when we switch from one task to another. This is why we put our phones screen-side down and slightly out of reach when we want to focus on something …

What Makes Your Virtual Business Hum? | AccessDirect, Inc.

There are, he says, three skills all virtual leaders must master: running effective meetings, building trust and managing accounting from a …

Current Collaboration Tools Failing U.S. Project Teams According to Planview Study

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The current collaboration technologies U.S. project teams use to address modern business challenges lead to …

Drive

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel H. Pink<p>Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US, the secret to high performance and …

Perspectives on the Future of Work: May 26

Upwork’s weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing, and the future of work.<b>Week of 05/26/2015:</b>Fast Company | …

Slacking Off: Can Office Chatrooms Make Us More Productive Time Wasters?

When Normative, a software design firm, introduced Slack to its staff nine months ago, the first office chatroom looked like Twitter during an …

Why Most Managers Struggle With Virtual Teams

You thought that being a manager of a virtual team was going to be easier than dealing with water cooler politics? Turns out that you were wrong. As …

Project Management

Upgrowth: Learning in Virtual Teams

Learning

The future is built on collaboration

<i>77% of us believe that collaboration with colleagues and clients through technology is a critical element to the day to day running of our …

What happens if you offer your staff true flexibility at work

"If a truly embedded culture of flexibility existed in organizations, many of the day-to-day stressors that employees have to deal with, both …

The Workplace

Why Remote Work Thrives in Some Companies and Fails in Others

Photo by Dietmar Becker<p>Since people began telecommuting decades ago, companies have been excited about the prospects to increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain access to a much larger talent pool.<p>But has remote work lived up to the hype? In some organizations, yes. Automattic (the creator of …

Visibility in Virtual Teams

8 tips for virtual collaboration, from TED’s tech team

<b>Review your tools.</b> Good communication starts with great tools. Like many tech teams, we use GitHub to collaborate on code. We obsessively upload to …