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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#Paradigm21

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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8 Processes You Need to Increase Technology Adoption

January 29, 2018

It’s a scenario we’ve seen time and time again: Organization leaders have gone through the difficult and necessary work to update and evolve internal technology systems. Within a few months, enthusiasm for the new systems has dwindled. Within a year they’ve seen little improvement in their team’s productivity. And within a few years, so many…

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4 Tips for Running More Effective Conference Calls

December 14, 2017

A new report showed that U.S.- and U.K.-based businesses waste a lot of time and money on conference calls, but one association consultant offers four tips that may mitigate those losses. Sometimes conference calls feel like a big waste of time. And now a new report validates those feelings. According to LoopUp’s Enterprise Conferencing: User…

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How to Determine Your Remote Work Communication Style

October 31, 2017

Your work communication style typically refers to the way you communicate. For example, are you a more direct or indirect communicator? Many organizations use a tool like DiSC or Myers-Briggs or Strengthsfinders to help employees figure out their preferences, and those of their teammates, in the workplace. While those same principles apply to remote work,…

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Managing a Virtual Team: How to Engage and Motivate Remote Employees

September 25, 2017

Managing a team, regardless of size, can be difficult for even the most experienced professional. Every day there are thousands of books purchased and millions of Google searches made on this very topic. Degrees are earned and studies performed solely focused on the question of how to effectively manage groups of people. Yet the fact…

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7 Tips for Making Better Technology Decisions for your Association

September 6, 2017

At the ASAE Annual Meeting in Toronto I had the honor of speaking with a few of my colleagues and friends, Gretchen Steenstra, Moira Edwards, and Rene Shonerd, on making strategic technology decisions. As organizational leaders some of the most critical decisions you make involves the technology that your association or nonprofit uses. A good…

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