6 Communication Habits of Successful Remote Teams

Published on February 01, 2017 By Janie Kliever
Virtual Office, Manging Remote, Remote Teams

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It’s been said that communication is the “oxygen of a distributed company.” And that’s a good analogy, because remote teams must have good communication strategies to survive and thrive.

Just think about all the ways that office-based teams interact with each other: there’s traditional meetings, brainstorming around a whiteboard, popping into someone’s office to ask a quick question, hashing out a tricky problem one-on-one over lunch, catching up in the break room, and many other small ways co-workers bond and interact with each other.

The question is, how do you create opportunities for all these types of communication when your team might be spread across multiple cities, if not countries?

Remote Work Is the Future: 9 Ways to Know Your Company Is Ready

Published on December 14, 2016 By Janie Kliever
Virtual Office, Remote Teams, Remote Staffing

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What does the workplace of the future look like? It will very likely look like your living room, or the coffee shop around the corner, or that new co-working space downtown. That is to say, the way we work is becoming less office- or location-based and more flexible.

Remote Work FAQs Answered (Plus Wisdom from Work-at-Home Experts)

Published on November 15, 2016 By Janie Kliever
Virtual Office, Remote Teams, Managing Remote

News flash: remote work isn’t just a trend popular with Starbucks-frequenting freelancers and work-from-home parents. It’s an approach to work (and work-life balance) that’s increasingly becoming a viable business model for companies and a desirable benefit for employees.

In fact, Global Workplace Analytics’ analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2005–2014 American Community Survey indicates that 80 to 90% of the U.S. workforce would like to work remotely at least part time.

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