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Build Their Judgement Part Three – Open the Door

The best leaders share their wisdom and experience with their team members, to build their judgement and give them greater power, responsibility and authority. Traditionally, this has been done in person, so this needs new skills for working with distributed teams.

In this third episode of this three-part series, we talk about “opening the door” – that is, giving them the chance to speak up and be heard, inside and outside the organisation.

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Build Their Judgement Part Two – Raise The Roof

The best leaders share their wisdom and experience with their team members, to build their judgement and give them greater power, responsibility and authority. Traditionally, this has been done in person, so this needs new skills for working with distributed teams.

In this second episode of this three-part series, we talk about “raising the roof” – that is, exposing them to higher roles, so they can see the bigger picture beyond their regular work.

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Build Their Judgement Part One – Break Down the Walls

The best leaders share their wisdom and experience with their team members, to build their judgement and give them greater power, responsibility and authority. Traditionally, this has been done in person, so this needs new skills for working with distributed teams.

In this first part of our three-part series, we’ll talk about “breaking down the walls” for your team members, so you help them understand how their role fits with the rest of the team, organisation, and the outside world.

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Design Thinking for Distributed Teams

Employee engagement is an important factor in the workplace, because an engaged workforce is a motivated workforce, and a motivated workforce is more productive. How do you design the ideal workplace in a distributed team? Ask your in-office workers and remote workers for help, and you’ll be surprised by the depth and breadth of their ideas.

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Sodexo published a report, 2017 Global Workplace Trends, which includes a section about design thinking for workplaces.

Continuous Improvement in Distributed Teams

As a leader, you know the importance of constant, consistent, ongoing improvement in your systems, processes, and operations. You might be engaging your in-person team members in this continuous improvement, but are you fully involving your remote team members as well? They bring more diversity, offer novel insights, and fast-track your growth and evolution.

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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 them promptly when they do occur.

This is a two-part episode.

Part One: Preventing Conflict:

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Managing Conflict in Distributed Teams – Part One

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 them promptly when they do occur.

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Collaborative Overload

Collaborative Overload

We now have so many ways to collaborate – faster, more efficiently, and with more people. But is collaboration always such a good thing? Too much of it can lead to collaborative overload, which stifles decision-making, puts pressure on key people in your team, and defeats the purpose of having a smart, diverse, team.

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How to Connect Out-Of-Office Workers In Person

How to Connect Out-Of-Office Workers In Person

We talk a lot about how to make out of office work effective. But there are still benefits to meeting in person – even if it only happens occasionally. In this episode, we look at various scenarios for in-person meetings, as well as their pros and cons.

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Future Trends For Out of Office Work

Future Trends For Out of Office Work

Today we’ll discuss some recent technology developments that are significant for the future of work in general, and out-of-office work in particular.

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