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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
18 Aug 2015 | Wayne Turmel
People who work remotely or from home 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.
28 Jul 2015 | Wayne Turmel
Hybrid teams - some people working in the office, some at home or elsewhere - are increasingly common. But they pose unique challenges, so a wise leader needs to be aware of the dynamics that can make them work.
17 Apr 2014 | Wayne Turmel
Technology is often used as an excuse for the poor management of remote teams. While it can certainly be a barrier, understanding team dynamics and offering training and resources can eliminate most of these. That just leaves the excuses.
11 Mar 2014 | Wayne Turmel
The dynamics of working remotely are not the same as working face-to-face. So if you deal with a remote team in the same way as a co-located one, don't be surprised when the same leadership behaviors elicit different results.
25 Feb 2014 | Wayne Turmel
With today's fluid working environment, team members often don't know the strengths and weaknesses of the people they work with. And paradoxically, the fact that we are all tethered together electronically can make it even harder to get to know them.
24 Feb 2014 | Brian Amble
Far from being dominated by women juggling work and childcare, the ranks of remote workers in the US are overwhelmingly made up of men, a new survey has found.