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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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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New to Working Virtually? 9 Tips for Surviving the First 90 Days

August 12, 2017

The future of work While working virtually is a monumental change for most people, there’s a reason why many industry experts are calling it the future of work. According to Fast Company, 34% of business leaders surveyed at the Global Leadership Summit said more than half their company’s full-time workforce would be working remotely by…

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6 Tips for Improving Tone in Virtual Work Communications

July 20, 2017

When you first begin working on a remote team, you’ll no longer be speaking with teammates and clients face-to-face – at least not regularly. Depending on your preferred method of communication, this change might take some getting used to. Nonverbal cues and body language play a huge role in workplace relationships and business negotiations. You…

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5 Tips for Building a Strong Company Culture for Your Remote Team

July 5, 2017

People are the glue that will hold your company together. The secret to keeping them happy is not perks, it’s purpose. And with the right systems and processes in place for continually communicating that purpose, you’ll have a great chance of keeping your team’s interest for the long haul. Culture is the “vision, values, norms,…

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Five Drivers Behind Why Virtual Teams Are Becoming the Norm

May 31, 2017

Do you think an article on virtual or remote teams might not apply to your nonprofit or association just because you work out of the same office space? Think again! The year is 2017 and, in one way or another, we are ALL already remote workers: When you take a day to work from home,…

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Be a Virtual Survivor: How to Effectively Manage Telecommuters and Virtual Teams

March 14, 2016

The Abila User and Development Conference (AUDC 2016) ended on a high note this year, wrapping with what was definitely the most interactive, engaging, and fun session I attended the entire week, “Virtual Survivor – Keeping Your Team Working Together After They’ve Left the Island!” Rebecca Achurch of Achurch Consulting, Kelly Hansen with Association Engine,…

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