Managing Conflict in Distributed Teams


Conflicts are inevitable in any workplace, but can be particularly challenging in distributed teams, where team members don’t work in the same office. As a leader, it’s important to understand these differences, so you can prevent conflicts before they occur if possible, and address the...

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Is Your Team Ready for the Future of Work?


The youngest Millennials (also know as Gen Ys), and their younger sibling Gen Z, expect more from their workplace. Most workplaces still carry over baggage from 200 years ago, when offices were invented. But people are becoming much more entrepreneurial. You no longer need to be in an office. You c...

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Virtual Collaboration and 5 Myths About Leading Virtual Teams


Many managers admit they don’t know how to manage and lead virtual teams effectively — particularly when it comes to trust, communication, managing deadlines, and achieving consensus in decision-making. Even worse, there are some common myths about virtual teams, which can cause friction within...

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Managing External Experts


External workers – such as freelancers, contractors, consultants, and workers in the sharing economy – are no longer just fringe workers, but an important part of the workforce. Even if you’re an experienced leader, the rules of engagement have changed when you bring these people ...

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The Future of Work


We now have so many options for doing work – and that brings more flexibility, greater access to talent, and better integration of work goals with personal goals. But this also needs a new mindset around work, for everybody in the workplace – especially leaders. In this conversation wit...

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Future Trends For The High-Tech Workplace


We have recently seen some interesting purchases, mergers and developments from high-tech companies that will affect all workplaces. In this episode, we’ll look at how they influence the future of work in general, and distributed work in particular. Here are the news and trends we discuss in ...

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The Workplace of the Future


For the last 200 years, the office with a permanent staff has been the default work environment of the knowledge worker. But it wasn’t in the past, and it’s not necessarily the best for the future. What would the workplace look like if offices weren’t an option? For example … ​WHERE...

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How To Innovate With Distributed Teams


Innovation is everybody’s business, and it’s more challenging with a distributed team. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t happen – it just has to be designed and engineered into your work practices. Some innovation happens by design (in R&D departments, market res...

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Global Teams At Work


Technology is bringing us all closer together, and physical distance no longer needs to be a barrier to communication and collaboration. But this “End of Distance” also brings its own challenges, especially if you’re a leader working with globally distributed teams. It’s easier than...

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A Day in the Life of a Future Worker


The tyranny of distance is coming to an end. In a few years, teams won’t need to be in the same office. Travel will happen in driverless cars. Drones will deliver goods 24/7. Virtual reality will take us across the world instantly. What will work look like in the near future? In this episode,...

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