“Out of sight, out of mind,” is a phrase you might use to assure yourself when the long-legged spider that was perched in the corner
Today we present the very real story of someone who tapped into remote work to build scalability into a business in the healthcare industry – one that’s not usually associated with remote. There are many challenges inherent to managing an hybrid remote team – one where part of the company operates from an office, and part from their homes or co-working spaces – and with a near 50/50 split, MeCasa sets a sterling example of how to do it.
Is it possible to have your team members work visibly and still respect their own individual processes? Pilar Orti says “yes” – but only if you are willing to have some hard conversations – and ask the right questions! Join us for a diverse conversation with the co-author of Thinking Remote, the latest book that should be part of every remote leader’s library.
What if you could upgrade your speaking and writing in the same way as you upgrade your favorite apps and hardware? What if you had a set of language tools – frameworks and questions – that you could wield as productively as your coding, marketing or management suites? Judy Rees gives us this, in the form of Clean Language.
In this episode of the StaffITRight podcast, we talk to Laurel Farrer. We cover a wide range of topics during our conversation, including good stand-ups and bad stand-ups, how to be a leader instead of a boss, how to figure out if the remote approach is working for your business and specific conversation scripts that you can use to make clear to your remote employees what are your expectations of their work.
In this episode of the StaffITRight podcast, we talk to our very own Jennifer Kostel. We go into detail on Jenn’s previous remote work experiences, how to avoid remote work burnout, the importance of owning your mistakes, and much more – listen and prepare to be blown away!
Making sure that everyone knows what is expected of them is management 101. It’s taught in all those slick ‘even an idiot like you can be a manager’ books, and in every training course on the subject. And yet, a surprising number of projects go awry because expectations weren’t set effectively. Here are some thoughts on getting your remote team all on the same page.
The team at DistantJob is always trying and testing new additions to our virtual office. Our writers Angela and Ria have provided in-depth guides on the pros and cons of several tools. They cover each need that may arise when assembling a virtual office. In this piece, you’ll be able to find the full set of winners.