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How Virtual Work Humanizes the Workplace

We’re Becoming More Empathetic There is a certain security in sitting behind a screen and that feeling of safety allows us to be more open and honest with what we’re dealing with. Employees can let their guard down and break emotional barriers that typically exist in a workplace. Or even more specifically, that need to […]

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The Future of Virtual Work

But what will virtual work really look like? If you’re struggling to envision it, you’re not alone. Today, business travel has nearly ground to a halt. Face-to-face meetings are taking place over Zoom. Slack is the new water cooler. Much like the aftermath of 9/11, virtual work as we know it right now is a […]

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Three Characteristics of Resilience in Virtual Teams

Further, this distance can also make it easier for virtual team leads to miss crucial signs that their team lacks resilience. By the time it becomes obvious, the damage to team productivity and morale may be severe. With the right strategies in place, however, virtual teams can work together effectively and thrive when challenges arise. […]

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The Fake Commute: How It Can Support Employees Who Are New to Virtual Work

As a result of COVID-19, many workers find themselves working from home not by choice but by necessity. For them, the transition may have seemed abrupt and overwhelming, leaving them to crave the routine instilled by office life. Commuting plays an integral aspect of that routine as it creates a clear divide between home life […]

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How Can You Make Real Connections in Virtual Teams?

Going Beyond Band-Aid Solutions to Build Human Connections Unfortunately, we’ve seen many leaders try to encourage human connections by slapping on activities, much like a coat of paint, and getting back to work. And while certain activities like ice-breakers are one helpful way to start growing connections, just using ice-breakers skims the surface of the […]

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The Science of the Perfect Virtual Meeting

At their worst, bad meetings make employees feel de-valued, demoralized, and isolated. This is a major concern for virtual teams, which typically spend even more time in meetings to replace the convenience of physically dropping by each other’s desks. So virtual team managers, take note! Below are three scientifically proven steps for hosting meetings that […]

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The Office is Not Dead but Transformed

It was quickly accepted that most of the workforce who could work remotely during the early phase of the COVID-19 crisis did so. Although there were technology challenges, such as sufficient network bandwidth, security, and learning new software. What also emerged was that getting work done had to be different. An abundance of Zoom meetings […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Virtual Teams

Many people assume virtual teamwork is simple – you do the same work you always do, only at a distance, right? In fact, with some studies pegging the number as high as 82%. That’s pretty scary when you consider that 89% of employees report working virtually at least some of the time. So, how do […]

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Virtual Work and Mental Health: How to Provide the Support Your Employees Need

We’re living through an incredibly challenging time right now. People are feeling very alone. Unable to participate in major life events. Desperately missing their loved ones. As the restrictions continue, we’re all surrounded by situations made more difficult by the circumstances we’re living in. And while its widely, openly recognized that mental health is suffering […]

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How Can You Energize Your Virtual Team?

How can energy help you drive your virtual team?   Many individuals get energized from being around friends, family, and colleagues. When they plug into these groups, they feel energized. When you can “plug in” your virtual team to each other it can produce incredible energy. But how does this connection happen? Have you ever […]

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