Here or There—Decision Making and Remote Work

November 1, 2018

Have you heard of the Heath brothers? No, they are not a singing group or a new comedy duo. They are two brothers, one a businessman and the other a college professor, living on opposite coasts who collaborate on great business books. Decisive, their book on decision making, holds insights for the world of remote…

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Tips for Interviewing Your Next Remote Worker

November 1, 2018

If you’re just beginning to explore the realm of virtual work, you probably have a certain level of anxiety about the hiring process. Like any good leader, you know the positive impact of hiring the right candidate and the negative implications of onboarding the wrong person. The anxiety that comes from hiring a virtual employee…

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Discovery Across Distance—DiSC Styles in the Gig Economy

October 1, 2018

Do you know which Star Wars character reflects the true you? Or, which super hero best shows your personality? Perhaps, you’ve taken formal assessments and can talk about Myers-Briggs, DiSC, or your Gallup Strengths. These tests are great for justifying why you behave the way you do, right? Well, not necessarily so. If you’ve played…

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How to Lead Across Generations on a Virtual Team

September 18, 2018

For the first time in history, members of four different generational cohorts are in the same workplace: Traditionalists (born before 1945), Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964), Generation Xers (born between 1965 and 1980), and Millennials (born between 1981 and 2000). Because members of each cohort share unique cultural experiences, they also carry with…

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Remote Work Success – Take the Road Forward!

September 4, 2018

What do Yahoo, Reddit, IBM, and Best Buy have in common? These major companies called their remote workers back to the physical office! IBM once boasted that forty percent of their employees worked from home. Best Buy had coined the term Results-Only Work Environment, leading the way in the shift to remote employment. Each of…

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Transparency: Clearly Seeing Your Way in the Future of Work.

July 31, 2018

“Out of sight, out of mind” is an idiom that rolls off the tongue. Its origins deal with a truth about human relationships. Proximity counts. Physical presence matters to people. In the new world of work, filled with freelancers, solopreneurs, remote workers, and small business owners, it is time to grapple with the absence of…

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3 Ways to Build Trust on a Remote Team

July 9, 2018

Building trust in the workplace takes effort and it takes time. How do you accomplish it when your team members don’t work in the same office? How do you build trust-filled, work relationships within a team of people who engage with each other remotely? If you’re asking those questions, you are well on your way…

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The Trickle Down Effect: 4 Off-Label Benefits to Employing Virtual Teams

April 24, 2018

Experts in virtual work space optimization, and friends of the industry, have taken notice – large, and highly respected corporations have walked the path of using virtual and remote teams. They’ve made the change for a variety of reasons, one of the most obvious and important reason being, the financial benefits. What are some less…

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Spring is Here!

March 21, 2018

Spring is here! It’s amazing how fast the 21 Days flew by. I hope the 21 Tweets in 21 Days inspired you to start thinking about non-traditional employment and how the workplace is evolving. It was thrilling to see and hear friends and colleagues discussing their vision of a future workplace and to see what…

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March 1, 2018

I love Spring!, The longer days and the sunshine are energizing. It is a perfect time to think reflectively, start new habits and truly plan the remainder of the year. Many of my close friends and colleagues know that I get on my soapbox about the ever-changing workplace ecosystem. There has been an unmistakable shift…

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