Flexible Working

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’.

Remote working in the post-pandemic world

26 May 2020 | Jan Schwarz

When the coronavirus pandemic is over, many businesses will have to decide if, when and how they will bring employees back to the office, or whether they will keep encouraging staff to work from home.

Home workers struggle with isolation

23 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

A sense of isolation caused by a the loss of interaction with work colleagues is one of the biggest issues people are having to deal with whilst working from home.

The aches and pains of homeworking

23 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

Half of those now working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are experiencing physical pain due to poor home office set-ups, a new survey has found.

How to thrive while working from home

22 Apr 2020 | Tony Anticole

Despite its many benefits, many of us are also discovering the downsides of remote working and being physically distant from colleagues.

Homeworking feels good - and people don't want it to stop

20 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

Almost seven in ten workers feel they are either more productive or equally productive working from home, but many fear that their employers will probably want to return to the status quo once the pandemic is over.

How do you manage distributed workers?

14 Apr 2020 | Rod Collins

As many managers are now discovering, traditional management isn’t designed for a remote workforce. Instead, we need to make a rapid shift from centralized command-and-control structures into highly adaptive distributed networks.

How to manage employees remotely

23 Mar 2020 | Hannah Prince

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, working from home is now the new normal. But for managers unused to remote team working , this will pose some serious challenges.

Collaborative technologies and the Coronavirus crisis

11 Mar 2020 | Sébastien Ricard

With the global spread of Coronavirus, how can companies leverage the digital workplace to keep employees safe, limit the loss of productivity and adapt work practices successfully during the crisis?

A whole new ballgame?

14 Jan 2020 | Wayne Turmel

Adopting remote teams might seem like a whole new ball game, but it’s the same game - just played on a slightly different field. The WHAT doesn’t really change, it's the HOW that's different.

Five remote team new year's resolutions

07 Jan 2019 | Wayne Turmel

The new year is a great time to ask some fundamental questions about how your project team works together and what needs to change. So here are five 'resolutions' you should at least consider for your remote team.

Building trust remotely

13 Sep 2017 | Wayne Turmel

Trust is one of the biggest challenges to working remotely. Trusting the people your work with (and for) has never been easy. When you work remotely it's even tougher.

Are remote workers less loyal?

07 Dec 2016 | Wayne Turmel

Remote and virtual workers leave their jobs at a slightly higher rate than those who work in a fixed location. Are they simply ungrateful weasels, or can something else explain this increase in turnover?

The hidden history of remote working

20 Sep 2016 | Wayne Turmel

Forget Gartner studies and erudite articles in HBR, the way we work remotely today has come about through guesswork and trial-and-error. It was never planned - which is why organizations have a hard time dealing with it.