7 tips for better communication in the virtual team

If you ask managers and employees what the biggest challenge working in a virtual team is, ensuring good communication will come first. In general, communication within a team is so natural for us that we usually don't pay attention to how we communicate. And we tend to transfer common communication habits to other work situations - from the office environment to a virtual team. We often start to think about the ways how we communicate when it all fell apart. The following tips will help your virtual team to communicate more efficiently.

9 Best practices how to manage your remote team to avoid a loss of control and to increase productivity

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...
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5 Recommendations for the success of an Enterprise Social Network and Social Collaboration Tools

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.

Imagine: „We have an Enterprise Social Network and no one cares!“

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.

6 Tips for mindfulness in dealing with technology and information

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.

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