by Maura Nevel Thomas Some managers judge the productivity of their team members by what can be observed during time in the office. Are they staring intently at their computer? Constantly running to meetings? When did they arrive and leave? It’s true that “knowledge work” has intangible outputs, like analysis, relationships, and creativity, and […]
When we talk about remote work, we throw the word “team” around a lot. But do you have a real team, or just a bunch of people who all report to the same manager? The difference can matter a lot. A recent study on employee engagement by ADP and done by Marcus Buckingham among others, […]
Nearly half of all adults don’t get enough sleep to begin with. Remote leaders, who often are managing people and projects across multiple time zones, run the risk of letting sleep deprivation negatively impact their ability to lead effectively. Wayne has some thoughts on how to combat that problem.
If you’re like me, you approached your computer Tuesday morning with a little trepidation. Maybe you picked up your phone with one eye closed against what awaited you. The reason is that it’s the first Tuesday in September, the day after Labor Day and for many of us who work away from the office the […]
Making a change on a team isn’t easy. Never has been, never will be. But on a remote team it can be even more difficult to get the team on the same page. It’s bad enough when it’s a relatively simple change like using a new software (simple doesn’t mean it won’t make people crazy. […]
Have you ever led an online meeting or teleconference and had trouble getting input from participants? Does it feel like nobody is responding or participating? I’m going to guess that the problem isn’t whether you are asking for questions and feedback, it’s how you’re asking. Most of us honestly try to engage our audience and […]