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.
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.
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
Let’s be real, no matter where you’re working from, you’re still doing just that: working.
So, should you work from home or work from the office? It honestly comes down to what environment you’ll be most effective in, along with what industry you're in. (And how nice your home office is.)
One person’s productivity booster can be another’s distracting disaster.
With that said, let’s take a look at some of the classic benefits that working from home!
All businesses need a location -- even if you are an online business owner working from home or roaming the globe!
But don’t worry … the “location” of your business is only a legal formality.
Remote Work Summit has been listed as one of the top 5 remote work conferences of 2018 by Adeva, a company that advocates the future of work initiative and connects remote developers with companies across the globe.
Unlike other events in the industry Remote Work Summit is a 100% not-for-profit event that benefits Konojel and Fincas Buenas - two NGOs that are on a mission to end the systemic causes of hunger and malnutrition in rural Guatemala.
Communication is the #1 problem remote leaders report. However, this pain point is often a symptom of a bigger issue in these three areas.
Follow these 22 remote work thought leaders and influencers in 2018 to enhance your remote teams success.
Remote work is the future of work and it will require extraordinary global leaders to thrive. These five practices will help you uplevel your leadership skills. 1. Get to know your people.
Business retreats for remote teams are not a luxury - they are a necessity. Maximize your ROI by applying these 5 business retreat planning best practices 1. Don't obsess
Remote teams can be just as successful if not more successful than co-located teams, the secret is....
Hosting regular company retreats can benefit your remote team's performance and profit in five ways. 1. They are a great opportunity to deliver high quality training
Remote Leaders need to cultivate cultural competency if they hope to thrive.
Remote Leaders have to be even better than co-located leaders. Sleep could be the secret to success!
Remote Leaders who want to attract and retain millennials can use these 5 strategies.
Remote team meetings can feel foreign, clunky, and disconnected. Use these three tips to have smarter meetings with your team.
Remote teams need healthy group dynamics to succeed. A big part of that is the ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
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