Leadership

Flexible Working: Productive or Destructive?

It’s a much-debated topic and a growing trend, but most companies still don’t seem to take a deliberate approach to flexible working. Instead, they just offer a vague middle ground of “flexible working” on a case by case basis.

There are strong arguments for encouraging remote working and, conversely, arguments for bringing everyone together under the one roof. As recent examples highlight, there is no “one size fits all” answer. The key is to tailor your company’s approach to your objectives, operating rhythm, desired culture and workforce composition.

Company Retreats - What is the ROI?

You’re a remote team leader or business owner and you are debating the merits of a company retreat. How great would it be to get everybody together in real-time to work and play together as a team! But how do you justify the investment and quantify the success of a retreat? Since there is no direct way to measure a return on investment financially, we have to look deeper.

Location Independent Organizations - The Ultimate Remote Companies

Understanding the range of remote work, and particularly the extremes, is important when designing a remote organizations.  Today work trends include increasing the flexibility of location. One manifestation of this is large companies heavily investing in communal spaces for employees such as coffee lounges and creative areas. Yet, for many organizations instead of putting resources into company spaces, they address the desire for flexibility by adopting work from home (WFH) policies. These policies vary widely between organizations and are often implemented on a person-by-person model. Yet, this trend continues to grow with 43% of all employees reporting some amount of remote work in 2016[1].

5 Leadership Traits from CXOs of Remote Organizations

The eternal question - What makes a manager, a leader?

Theoretically, it means someone who maximizes team efforts for the achievement of greater goals. But practically, there is a lot more to it than just that.

As technology evolves and business dynamics shift, a great leader is

The Art of Remote Team Communication - 3 Primary Causes of Miscommunication and How to Fix Them

Communication is the #1 problem remote leaders report. However, this pain point is often a symptom of a bigger issue in these three areas.

Remote Leaders Can't Stop Talking About Cultural Competency

Remote Leaders need to cultivate cultural competency if they hope to thrive.

Why Improv Comedy Will Make Your Remote Team Successful

Looking for ways to improve relationships on your remote team? Improvisational comedy might be the perfect resource!

Thrive Under Pressure - 7 Secrets Every Retreat Planner Needs to Know

Event planning is fast paced and there is no room for mistakes. Learn how to thrive under pressure like a pro.

I Love You Man - How to Give Feedback That Your Team Will Crave

Remote teams need healthy group dynamics to succeed. A big part of that is the ability to give and receive constructive feedback.