Leaders, teammates, and teams
09 Mar 2023 | Wayne Turmel
The trend for remote work was rising for years before the COVID tsunami hit. But now we've passed that first big wave of change, what will teamwork look like going forward?
We're at a post-Covid inflection point. Now what?
17 Feb 2023 | Wayne Turmel
Three years of Covid-inspired disruption to the way work is done has left uncertainty in its wake. But waving a magic wand and saying, "we're going back to the way things were," isn't going to work for a number of reasons.
Does working remotely make work less toxic?
13 Dec 2022 | Wayne Turmel
Some unwelcome workplace behaviors disappear when we work remotely. But when the way we work changes, so do the ways we manage to annoy and undermine each other.
Is there a place for gossip in the new normal?
16 Aug 2022 | Bob Selden
Social chit-chat is a vital part of being human. But how does that fit in with the the new normal of hybrid or home working where our physical contact with others is limited?
Corporate culture: have we lost our touch?
01 Aug 2022 | Bob Selden
Remote working is all very well, but how can we get a real feel for other people and build meaningful relationships without ever being in physical proximity to them?
Leveraging tech to succeed at hybrid working
06 Jun 2022 | Jesper Theill Eriksen
A variety of issues still plague today's hybrid work environments, particularly around the tech used to enable effective remote working.
Can you work from home and still have a career?
21 Mar 2022 | Wayne Turmel
Everyone knows that if you work from home once everyone else returns to the office, you've obviously decided your career doesn't matter. Right?
The demise of the Blackberry and its link to Covid
02 Mar 2022 | Bob Selden
What's the link between the iconic Blackberry phone and the Covid pandemic?
Five remote team new year's resolutions
04 Jan 2022 | Wayne Turmel
The new year is a great time to ask some fundamental questions about how your remote team works together and what needs to change.
The invisible killer of remote teams
29 Nov 2021 | Wayne Turmel
There is one factor that can be lethal for remote teams that usually isn't a problem when everyone is in the same place. That invisible killer is exclusion.
Returning to work through the eyes of Maslow
01 Sep 2021 | Kon Apostolopoulos
As we design the "next" workplace, we need to shift our focus from where, when, and how employees perform their work, to why they want to perform it.
Building trust remotely
07 Jun 2021 | Wayne Turmel
Trusting the people you work with (and for) has never been easy. But when you work remotely it's even tougher.
Why ‘how are you?’ is such an important question
21 Dec 2020 | Steven Buck
After this unprecedented year, finding ways for a team to connect and address the needs of the whole person rather than focusing solely on work priorities is more important than ever.
Managing tomorrow’s flexible workforce
12 Nov 2020 | Management-Issues
As companies increasingly source talent for specific pieces of work, how can they manage an increasingly complex 'quantum' workforce?
How problem-solving styles affect team togetherness
23 Oct 2020 | Curt Friedel
As a manager, how do team members respond to your approach to solving problems? How does team dynamics gel with your personality and affect chemistry and productivity?
Returning to work: what do employees actually want?
21 Sep 2020 | Nicola Hunt
What are offices going to look like in a post-pandemic world? How can they become safe and productive spaces?
Don’t confuse task completion with productivity
21 Sep 2020 | Wayne Turmel
People who work remotely often claim to be ‘more productive’. But productivity is a long-term measurement that means more than just getting more tasks finished in a given time period.
Managing the new era of flexible working
10 Sep 2020 | Fred Krieger
In the post-Covid era of flexible work, physical and remote workspaces will coexist. But the question is: how can this fragmented set-up be effectively managed?
Beyond the disruption of COVID-19
14 Jul 2020 | Tim Hood
For businesses that are reliant on manual processes that require people and paper to be physically together in one space, the COVID-19 pandemic is posing some fundamental challenges.
Office politics when you're not in an office
24 Jun 2020 | Wayne Turmel
People who work remotely often view the absence of office politics as a real plus. But they’re wrong. Understanding organizational and inter-personal dynamics is a critical part of that thing called ‘work’.