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Tips for managing remote teams

Asynchronous Communication: Every Company Going Async-First

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Things move quickly these days. In 2020, remote work was the future. In early 2021, it was hybrid work. As we head into 2022, now asynchronous work has been declared the future.   What is asynchronous communication? Simply put, asynchronous means “not happening at the same time.” Therefore, asynchronous communication is a form of discussion where the parties participate at...

How To Onboard Remote Employees

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In this tight job market, employee experience is crucial. This experience starts on day one with onboarding. Simply put, effective onboarding is key to engagement and retention, and 88 percent of employees told Gallup that their companies’ onboarding was poor or nonexistent. “Employees make judgments and form opinions about their organization every single day — from the first...

Providing Equipment For Remote Workers: 4 Options

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At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies scrambled to meet the needs of employees abruptly transitioning to remote work environments. While companies and workers have now had several years to adjust to remote work, the initial assumption that most workers would return to the office after the pandemic has been revised. Remote and hybrid work arrangements are part of...

Return To Office: 14 Timely Questions Answered

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There has been a ton of chatter about companies’ return to office plans. Here’s the executive summary: Everyone who could work from home in early 2020 started to do just that Most people liked it But management teams have leases to pay So now, big companies are calling employees back to the office in some form (whether that’s a full return or hybrid) Today, I’ll...

Working 60 Hours Per Week? Try Out These 21 Schedules

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Are you working 60 hours per week and looking for a new way to structure it? I wrote this article for people who are in this situation: The amount of hours you work week each is right for you, or required… But the pattern (when the 60 hours fall) is becoming a grind So you’re looking for alternative 60-hour schedules to consider I asked our list of contributors to share...

The 9-80 Work Schedule: Complete Guide

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Just about 100 years ago, Henry Ford popularized the five-day, 40-hour work week. Since then, most of the working world has operated on that schedule or something similar. But there are other options, folks! And many of us do different work than Ford assembly-line workers. In this article, we break down everything you’ll need to know about the 9-80 work schedule which allows for an extra...

Managing A Remote Team: 8 Fluff-Free Tips I’ve Learned

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When it comes to managing a remote team, there’s a lot of generic advice out there. While it’s not necessarily bad, it’s not exactly good, either. Here are some real examples you’ll find in the articles at the top of search results: “Focus on communication” “Set boundaries” “Be organized” “Be flexible” What parts of...

3-Day Work Week: The Complete Overview

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The five-day work week is (still) the standard. The four-day work week is quickly becoming normalized. The three-day work week? For companies, it’s mainly a distant idea, but will likely grow in popularity as the four-day work week spreads. For entrepreneurs and freelancers, it’s happening right now (and might be an attainable goal for you). In this article, we break down everything...

Virtual Team Building Activities: 124 Sortable Ideas

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Filter the list of virtual team building activities This list is… probably… way too many team building ideas. With the buttons below, you can filter the massive list by your preferences. The list will cut out anything that isn’t interesting to you. Try it out.   Here is your filtered list of the best virtual team building activities Monthly Donation We are doing a weekly...

The 4-10 Work Schedule: Complete Guide

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Why do you work five days per week for 40 hours? Think back in your company’s history. Who made the decision to work that schedule? What purpose does it serve toward the goal of the organization? The answer isn’t going to be fun to face. Most likely, the team didn’t intentionally choose the standard five-day work week. It was chosen by default – that’s just how...