Flexible Working

Are we neglecting managers in the new world of work?

15 Sep 2023 | Marco Favaloro

With many managers struggling at a personal level in the new world of hybrid work, organisations need to offer additional support to build healthy workplace relationships.

Inclusion is the key to engagement

07 Sep 2023 | Wayne Turmel

How do you keep employees engaged when they aren’t interacting with colleagues every day? The answer is to try to include them whenever the opportunity arises.

Great expectations?

05 Jul 2023 | Wayne Turmel

An issue many managers come up against on remote or hybrid teams is that there are fewer opportunities to inspect peoples' work in person, or on-demand. Dealing with this is all about expectations.

Hybrid teams: keeping up the connections

19 Apr 2023 | Marco Favaloro

It's all too easy for those all-important 'water cooler' moments to evaporate in the new hybrid world of work. So how do you build deeper relationships in teams that rarely share the same physical space?

The great mismatch?

04 Apr 2023 | Wayne Turmel

First was "the Great Resignation." Then there was "Quiet Quitting." But the latest buzzword flying around to help us understand the changing workplace is "the Great Mismatch."

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.

The long distance teammate

19 Jan 2021 | Management-Issues

We talk to Wayne Turmel about his brand new book, “The Long-Distance Teammate”, and how you can become a really effective member of a remote team.

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?