Archive | Remote Teams

Starting with Remote in Mind

Setting up a remote office environment takes time and commitment. It doesn’t happen by accident! Tom Henricksen The days of everyone coming to work in the same office is changing quickly. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 80 to 90 percent of the US workforce says they would like to telework at least part time. More […]

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Continuously improving your team!

Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite. Paul Gauguin The desire to continually improve is a mindset we all should embrace. We must look for the right kinds of improvements. A few years ago I read The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. […]

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Leading cohesive teams

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are many people out there who talk about leadership. So much that you would think we have it figured out. Although if you have led you to know there are many challenges. […]

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Remote Team Collaboration

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek Having two children, we have tried to instill them the importance of working together. Last spring we had some leaves to rake that had blown in over the winter. My son and I started to get the equipment out. He mentioned […]

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Fostering Remote Team Communication

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato Know your people Each of us likes to think we are different than others. As a leader it helps to get to know each of our teammates. Understanding what motivates people can give us insight into how they […]

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Building Remote Team Culture

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Andrew Carnegie Many organizations speak of their great culture. An empowering culture does not happen by accident. It takes work and time. That is […]

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Onboarding remote employee process

Bringing people into an organization is a crucial time to make a great impression. There is a bit of a “honeymoon” period that is important to build on. Make the experience reinforce the feelings they had to come to work at your business. A friend of mine started a new job that he thought was […]

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Leading the Remote Culture

Organizational culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Peter Drucker Building a winning culture is something many companies don’t work on. It is left to chance and is giving a little lip service. Your company must first have a purpose for being. What problem are you helping people solve? If everyone understands that then […]

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Hiring for a remote team

According to a Gallup Poll, Telecommuting Work has climbed to 37% in the United States. As we see these statistics rise we also see companies hit growing pains as add more remote workers. Hiring a remote team is quite different than regular hiring. Trust Douglas McGregor pioneered the Theory X and Theory Y Managment style […]

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