RUNNING ONLINE MEETINGS

Think about when you will use video on calls.  Have you got a suitable camera and will you wear different clothes when talking to customers as opposed to colleagues? And what’s in the background – will it be an unnecessary distraction for whoever you’re talking to? (Some tools offer the capability to blur the background […]

TOP PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS YOU MIGHT NOT ALREADY KNOW!

So now you’re all working remotely and you’v got through the first few days of acclimitisation your thoughts are probably moving beyond the question of “can people work?” to a more complex “how do we be as if not more productive than we were in the office?”. We here’s a list of some tool, both […]

GREAT TOOLS TO ENHANCE YOUR MEETINGS!

Just because you aren’t in the same building together doesn’t mean any interaction with the team needs to be compromised. WFH’s a great way to identify meetings which really could’ve been an email, and which are truly vital. For those, there’s plenty of resource available to you to keep communication flowing. Here are some of […]

RITUALS WILL KEEP YOUR TEAM THRIVING!

It’s going to be tougher than ever to keep teams effective over the coming weeks, and having some rituals in place will really help you feel connected and in control. Here’s a great framework we home you can use right away! Much of this post has come from https://www.yonder.io/ who also have a podcast discussing […]

FREE MICROSOFT POWER APPS – CRISIS COMMUNICATION APP

Microsoft have just announced a free Power App for Crisis Communication at this time. It’s been developed rapidly and it’s bound to get further enhancements soon! MICROSOFT’S ANNOUNCEMENT With the recent medical situation globally, Microsoft has recently built a FREE powerapp “Crisis Communication App” to help customers enhance the organizational communication, news sharing, etc. Please […]

GAMES TO BUILD STRONGER REMOTE TEAMS

Right now you’re suddenly thrown into Remote Working, and for the most effective, engaged and developed teams this is a chance for them to show how good they are; for most teams however it risks suddenly amplifying the problems with silos, trust, or lack of understanding of each other. To help we’re compiling the best […]

REMOTE MANAGEMENT LINKS

Forming, norming, performing’ for remote teams: https://blog.insynctraining.com/adapting-tuckmans-model-for-global-virtual-teams Build a remote company culture: https://shift.infinite.red/six-ways-to-build-a-strong-remote-company-culture-df0a49b2f549 Remote working book: https://basecamp.com/books/remote https://www.readyforremote.com/ Free ebook on remote team management: https://mailchi.mp/infinitered/manifesto https://hoxby.com/blog/coronavirus-remote-working

HOW CAN AGILE HELP AT A TIME LIKE THIS?

Adoption of Agile and Scrum techniques even on a small scale will help with communication, accountability, task management and focus. You don’t need to go full blown agile to achieve results. For example, a daily stand up call with a team helps focus efforts, each person speaks in turn answering these three questions: What did […]

IT’S OK IF YOU’RE WORKING FROM HOME AND…

These are not normal times and it’s important that we remember that we’re all human and everyone is trying their best. Stuff will happen that can’t be predicted, can’t be mitigated, and can’t be planned for. If you’re working from home, don’t expect it to go perfectly. If you’re managing people working from home cut […]

5 WAYS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION IN REMOTE TEAMS

This is taken from an MITSloan Management Review Article which can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RVvMoEQO_4BO80o-AR3twB737wAUCy9O TIP 1: MATCH THE TECHNOLOGY TO THE TASK A team’s communication tasks likewise vary in complexity, depending on the need to reconcile different viewpoints, give and receive feedback, or avoid the potential for misunderstanding. The purpose of the communication should […]

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