Minimizing Communication Tool Overload

July 28, 2021

Remember when you only needed your phone, email, and sparkling personality to communicate at work? Then, one day, a colleague introduced a new tool that promised to free up your inbox and improve collaboration—and it did. Then another tool came along to solve a different problem, and then another, and another. Now, as notification after…

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How Equitable is Your Remote Hybrid Workforce Plan?

July 7, 2021

Hybrid work models can be a successful bridge between remote and in person work. When instituted intentionally by thoughtful leaders who fully embrace the model, employees experience flexibility in their scheduling, reduced commuting time, more time with their families, and more focused collaborative interactions.

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How to Make Work Friends When You Work Remotely

June 9, 2021

Working from home certainly has its advantages. But if you’re the new guy or gal on staff, a remote workplace might seem challenging at first. You can’t rely on the convenience of casual office interactions to help you develop relationships with co-workers. We have advice on making remote work friends when chatting in the kitchen…

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5 Competencies to Seek When Hiring for Remote Work

May 24, 2021

It’s time to retire the phrase “soft skills.” So-called “soft” skills are essential for all professionals, especially those who work remotely. Remote employees can’t succeed without these competencies. In a remote work environment, miscommunication easily arises when someone lacks the skills to understand the tone of a message or ask for necessary clarification. Someone with underdeveloped teamwork…

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7 Must-Have Technologies for a Remote Workplace

May 7, 2021

Organizations often ask us what they need to set up a productive remote workplace. That’s a big question without an easy answer. But regardless of your organization’s complexities, the important thing is to use cloud-based technologies. We have compiled the seven most essential technology categories every organization should have to operate remotely successfully. #1: Video…

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Set Healthier Work-Life Boundaries with Shutdown Rituals

April 22, 2021

Many of us are over-achievers, but there can be a downside to all that striving. We have a tough time maintaining boundaries between our professional and personal lives. Work seeps into our off-hours, and working from home is further blurring these already fuzzy boundaries. An Atlassian survey provides proof of this blurring: remote professionals work longer hours,…

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Why You Need Remote Workforce Onboarding

March 31, 2021

What was your onboarding process when you started your current job? Was it comprehensive? Did anyone welcome you? Did you get an employee handbook? Or were you thrown into the deep end without a paddle? Considering Gallup reports that only 12 percent of employees feel their organizations do onboarding well, the odds are strong that you…

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Creating Virtual Watercooler Moments for Your Remote Team

March 3, 2021

Most employees new to remote work miss one major thing about their old office life: impromptu conversations with co-workers. Meanwhile, their managers worry about the impact of remote work on their team’s camaraderie and relationships with colleagues across the organization. A game night or team-building event isn’t always the solution. Just like in real life,…

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6 Remote Work Models to Consider for Your Organization’s Future

February 2, 2021

During the early days of the pandemic, organizations were in crisis mode as they shifted to remote work. There was no time to strategically plan the transition to the current work from home state. Almost a year later, teams are now more comfortable operating outside of the office. As organizations look to ‘what’s next’ for…

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The Growing Demand for Fractional CIOs

January 21, 2021

All kinds of organizations—Fortune 500s, startups, and associations—are hiring fractional executives. Fractional CIOs, CMOs, COOs, and even CEOs split their time across multiple client organizations. You get their expertise for a fraction of their time—and a fraction of what you’d pay a full-time executive. Fractional executives are consultants who don’t just tell you what to…

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