The thought of building culture in distributed teams can be both confusing and daunting. Where do you start when you've never even met in person? While these fears are valid, we're here to tell you that it's easier than you think. We've put together a PDF outlining the ways managers can facilitate the growth of a positive company culture that will not only result in greater team satisfaction but also greater productivity and team success. In our PDF, you'll learn how communication plays an essential role in culture, and how you can tweak your team's communication style for better transparency and trust. You'll also learn ways to structure communication outside of work to strengthen culture. We've even included a few ideas for fun virtual hangouts like coffee chats, virtual trivia, and more. If you're interested in boosting your team's culture and success, check out our guide below.
If you're a remote manager, you've probably wondered at one point or another how you can grow trust in your team. This task can seem daunting when you only meet your teammates in person a few times a year— or never get to see them at all. Trust is an absolutely crucial element, too, of a successful team. Without trust, your communication, your workflows, your meetings, and more are held back from their full potential. However, building a tream that trusts each other and trusts you is not as difficult as you might think. We've gathered four simple strategies that you can use to boost your team's trust starting right now. In our PDF, you'll learn how to infuse trust into onboarding, into meetings, into correspondences, and more. If you're interested in growing your team's trust, and ultimately your team's success, check out our guide below:
People choose to work remotely for all sorts of reasons. Some feel remote work allows them to achieve a better work/life balance. Others choose remote work as an environmentally-conscious decision. Still others feel that they are more productive away from the stresses of a traditional office environment.
Whether you're traveling for work or just traveling for fun, it's tricky to stay productive while working on-the-go. You never know whether you'll have internet, what distractions you're going to face, or whether your devices will even stay charged as long as you need them to. Even the most seasoned productivity professionals struggle to keep things efficient while working on-the-go. As remote workers and travel fanatics ourselves, we at Crosover know how far a little advice about working while traveling can go, so we've put together four super quick, super easy tips to help you get things done. You'll learn how to plan ahead, how to communicate quickly, how to access your files remotely, and more. If you're interested in reading more about doing your best work while on-the-go, check out our guide below:
At Crossover, we're all about working from home. No commute and no dress code— need we say more? However, it's not always easy to stay productive when distractions like family, pets, TV, laundry, and more are begging for your attention. Never fear, though, because we've put together 5 quick tips to help you tweak your home workspace for increased productivity. We don't want to put you off from remote work— trust us, the pros definitely outweight the cons. That's why we've put together this PDF. In it, you'll learn easy ways to to separate work life from home life, how to arrange your worspace for mood boosts and reduced stress, how to stay organized, and more. If you're interested, check out our guide below and watch your productivity take flight:
If you’re a manager, you know just how hard it can be to keep you and your team on track amid a circus of other responsibilities. Remote managers face all of that with the added difficulty of managing team members from across the world, working across time zones and languages. If you’re a manager, you also know how rewarding it is when you and your team nail it. That’s why we’ve collected a few of our favorite articles from the past week here in a remote management toolkit to help you and your team crush this work week.
We’re not afraid to say it— being a manager isn't easy. There’s plenty of information out there on management tips and tricks too, but it can be harder than you might think to navigate the vast sea of articles to find the information that acutally helps you. You might find yourself wondering whether the tips you’ve been reading have even been tested? Which sources are reliable? As productivity freaks, we at Crossover are always looking for new ways to do our best work, too. We’ve scoured the web for those management and productivity articles just like you. However, even with all of that searching under our belt, we believe the best methods are the tried and tested ones.