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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The Resurrection of the Middle Manager

January 7, 2021

If you do a Google search for the term “middle manager,” you will notice a disturbing theme. The top articles that pop up are: “Why Being a Middle Manager Is So Exhausting?“, “The Miserable Middle Managers,” and “Why Middle Managers Need A Hug.” This past year has been a rough one for many, but the…

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Communication Etiquette in a Distributed Workforce

October 27, 2020

It is vital to establish a communication etiquette that is accessible and universally applied across your organization.

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Virtual Management Quick Tips and Best Practices

October 15, 2020

Let’s be real: managing teams virtually is not the same as managing teams in person. Managing virtually requires leaders to reassess their mindsets, practices, and approaches to working with their teams. In person, leaders can initiate impromptu meetings in the break room, or they can “pop into” someone’s office to ask a question. Once casual…

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Tips to Stay Connected and Maintain Your Organization’s Culture Virtually

September 30, 2020

Maintaining your organization’s culture as you transition to a distributed workforce can be a daunting task. The most successful managers have an understanding and training in the communication and project management tools needed to lead optimal virtual teams. A part of their effectiveness lies in facilitating creative solutions for team bonding and connectedness. While some…

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Leveraging the Hidden Gems of a Virtual Office

September 16, 2020

Virtual offices can afford many obvious benefits – No traffic headaches or parking hassles. More flexible work hours. No expensive office or equipment leases. Technology enables easier, quicker team collaboration. Playing with your puppy at lunch. So, from both an employee and employer perspective, what’s not to like?   Less Obvious Benefits of a Virtual Workforce Moving…

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Equipping Your Virtual Workforce

August 19, 2020

You can strategically consider how to optimize your staff’s performance and your business operations for the future through better equipment policies and procedures.

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy While Working Remotely

March 27, 2020

Working from home inherently has some perks that can help reduce stress. Rush hour? What’s that? Figuring out your wardrobe for the day? Who cares what you’re wearing! Temperature in the office not to your liking? Now you have complete control! With so many benefits, it is easy to overlook possible pitfalls that can negatively…

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Transitioning to a Remote Workplace – An Association’s Perspective

July 29, 2019

Part 3 of 3 If you tuned in to the first two parts of this three part blog series on associations transitioning to a virtual workplace, you’ve already read about why and how The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has been working to transition to a virtual workplace. In this last segment, two…

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