With remote teams companies get many new chances and opportunities. But there also many challenges in managing remote teams. Working in a remote team can feel like lost in space or being on a deserted island. Many managers feel a loss of control and are afraid that productivity will drop if they see their employees less or not at all. The most common misconception is that the use of collaboration tools is enough to increase the productive in a remote team. The right tools are important. However, managing a remote team goes far beyond the use of tools. The following article briefly describes the most important tasks for managing a productive remote team. 1) Set clear goals for your remote team The team must know the company’s goals and have a defined plan to achieve them. Everyone should know how to contribute to these goals. This is nothing new. Even in an onsite team, clear goals are essential for the success of a team. In a virtual team you should set goals together with the team in a way that creates a clear commitment. It is best practice that the team members must interact with each other to achieve... Read More
Even if you have the freedom and flexibility to choose your personal best working environment, certain tools help you to master the challenges of remote work and increase your own productivity. There are a variety of tools. It is important that the tools fit you and your team. And only tools that are used are helpful tools.
Thanks to technology, it has never been easier to find very good employees worldwide. Virtual teams have a clear advantage here. If the challenges of remote work and virtual teams are already considered in the recruiting process, then a good basis for successful virtual collaboration and remote work is created.
In many companies I find that the topic of "online meetings" or remote meetings brings some challenges for those involved.Online meetings have become an integral part of our work because teams work more and more distibuted. If you use these tips in your online meetings, you can run them very efficient.
In companies that use social collaboration tools successfully for connetcing with each other and sharing information, employees say they find colleagues with relevant expertise and the right knowledge easier and they can solve problems faster and easier. Why does this work better in some companies than in others, and why do companies always make the same mistakes when they implement social collaboration tools? In this article I describe the five most important recommendations for the success of an Enterprise Social Network and Social Collaboration Tools.
Forced by digitalization and new ways of working, more and more companies want to build a strong social enterprise network (esn). But if you look at reality, such tools are hardly used. Many mistakes are already made during conception and implementation. In this article I describe some recommendations and best practices from a variety of projects of development and implementation of esn and social collaboration tools.
Technologie verschafft uns viele neue Möglichkeiten. Die Voraussetzung ist, dass wir diese richtig nutzen. Viele Menschen verspüren jedoch den Druck ständig erreichbar zu sein. Und viele fühlen sich durch die Fülle an Informationen überfordert, das Relevante herauszufiltern. Mitarbeiter müssen nicht nur die Anwendung von Tools und Technologie in ihrer Arbeit, sondern auch den bewussten Umgang mit diesen Tools und den verfügbaren Informationen lernen.
What do you believe in? Do you have unconscious views that keep throwing you back? I often hear the same beliefs in companies that prevent excellence. In this article, I would like to briefly explain and demystify five beliefs.
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