A few people have asked me how they can successfully onboard new employees when we’re still stuck in work from home. It’s possible, it will just require that you’re more deliberate about what you want the new team member to experience and more creative about how to make that happen remotely. Here are some strategies you can use to orient new employees in a work from home world.
Virtual teams are hard on relationships and they’re particularly challenging for productive conflict. But avoiding conflict on a remote team is just as harmful to both your business and your relationship as it is on a normal team. These tips will help you work through conflict with a remote colleague so you can get back to business.
“We regional office people never know what’s going on!” I’ve heard versions of this statement many, many times both inside the organizations I have worked in and from people in the organizations I’ve consulted to. The notion that people in head office are “in the know,” while people in other offices are kept in the […]
Every time I give a speech these days, I get at least a couple of questions about how my techniques apply to virtual teams. Given that my team at Knightsbridge is a virtual team across two countries and four different time zones, I appreciate the challenge. I have written about virtual teams on the Knightsbridge […]