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The demise of the Blackberry and its link to Covid

Bob Selden | 02 March 2022

What's the link between the iconic Blackberry phone and the Covid pandemic?

Five remote team new year's resolutions

Wayne Turmel | 04 January 2022

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

Wayne Turmel | 29 November 2021

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

Kon Apostolopoulos | 01 September 2021

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

Wayne Turmel | 07 June 2021

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

Management-Issues | 19 January 2021

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

Steven Buck | 21 December 2020

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

Management-Issues | 12 November 2020

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

Curt Friedel | 23 October 2020

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?

Nicola Hunt | 21 September 2020

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

Wayne Turmel | 21 September 2020

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

Fred Krieger | 10 September 2020

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

Tim Hood | 14 July 2020

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

Wayne Turmel | 24 June 2020

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

Jan Schwarz | 26 May 2020

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

Nicola Hunt | 23 April 2020

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

Nicola Hunt | 23 April 2020

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

Tony Anticole | 22 April 2020

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

Nicola Hunt | 20 April 2020

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?

Rod Collins | 14 April 2020

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.

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