Don’t let proximity bias derail your hybrid workplace

The hybrid workplace introduces a number of new challenges for managers. Identifying and understanding unconscious biases in the workplace is one of them. Unconscious biases are beliefs about individuals or a group that would be considered to be unfair, such as beliefs about the effectiveness of remote workers vs. in-office workers.

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Alleviate employee burnout in the hybrid workplace

Research shows that employee burnout is on the rise after such a lengthy period of working from home. People have been trying to balance personal lives and professional responsibilities for many months now while dealing with the challenges of the pandemic, and...

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Three ways to maintain productivity in the hybrid workplace

Gradually, more and more remote workers are heading back into the office. Over three in five Canadians say that they want to return to their physical workplace or office, according to a recent KPMG survey. But there are still many people who prefer to work from...

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New strategies to manage hybrid teams for success

Most Canadian employees like the idea of a hybrid workplace that gives them the flexibility to stay at home or go into the office when needed. Over 71% of employees surveyed believe a hybrid workplace, or hybrid office, should be the standard model for all organizations,...

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Covid-19 Articles

Is your virtual team thriving? The chances are remote

With the recent news about re-opening a small selection of industries in the coming weeks and months, I hear a lot of people talking about how great it will be for work teams to be back in the office, up-close and personal, and talking face to face.

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COVID-19 Proves it: Virtual Teams are the New Normal

Time and time again, world events have shown us that we can’t always rely on working face-to-face. As The Wall Street Journal reports, virtual teams are the new normal. Working from home has officially evolved from a perk to a necessity.

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5 ways to build a virtual team

With the widespread advances of COVID-19, companies and organizations around the world have been thrust into working remotely. Team leaders understand this is necessary for the well-being of their employees, as well as to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus....

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Resources - Featured e-book

Let’s face it: the way we live, play, and work changes every day. As new technologies emerge, we constantly find more efficient and innovative ways of approaching our daily duties. Geographically dispersed teams, aided by virtual technologies, can now work together more easily and quickly than ever, and far more inexpensively. Unfortunately, figuring out where to start with virtual teams can be daunting — but given the right tools, training, and resources, all virtual teams can work cohesively as a motivated, focused, and engaged community of individuals.

In this book you’ll be led by Claire Sookman, president of Virtual Team Builders, as she shares her years of research and experience to provide you with the resources needed to lead your virtual team effectively and efficiently. This book outlines strategies for managing virtual teams, broken down into
8 sections:

  • Virtual Resilience
  • Virtual Leadership
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Effective Communication Without Non-Verbal Cues
  • Multitasking
  • Local Audience Focus
  • Technology failure
  • Virtual Online Training
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Resources - Virtual Team Leaders Guide - Second Edition

Overcome the Challenges of Managing Hybrid Teams.

Hybrid working isn’t new. What’s new is the need to create a scalable hybrid model that treats both your virtual and on-site employees with inclusion and fairness. Discover how to address both the challenges and opportunities to create the best hybrid workplace for your entire team.

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