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Category: Employee Engagement

How to hire a virtual superstar

One of the benefits of remote working is being able to hire the best. But how do we find them? And how will we know if they’ll be good a good fit? Hiring someone to work on a  remote team is slightly different than hiring someone who will work in […]

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How to resolve conflict on virtual teams

From differences in opinion to flat out misunderstandings, conflicts with our virtual teams are inevitable. So what can we do to prevent and resolve these conflicts when they arise?

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Virtual icebreakers for remote teams

In college, I was a member of a student group where each meeting began with a short opening question. I didn’t know anything about meeting facilitation at the time, but I remember liking that part of the meeting. Fast forward to when I became a manager leading a team of […]

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How to simulate the office online

To combat the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, remote teams are always trying to increase camaraderie and improve communication. There’s a certain magic that happens when a team clicks. But morale isn’t something that can be forced or manufactured. So how do we create closeness even though we’re […]

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Introduction to tribal business

I had the opportunity to talk about “tribal” businesses at the ICT Kring conference in Delft, October 2013. Here is a summary of the talk. Modern businesses are experimenting with new organizational structures where the focus is on communities instead of hierarchies… top-down governance is being replaced with cultures where […]

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Today is a good day to work! Insights into tribal business

Modern businesses are experimenting with new organizational structures where the focus is on communities instead of hierarchies… top-down governance is being replaced with cultures where employees are encouraged to self organize and become more adaptable. Why is this being called a “tribal business” and what does it mean to grow […]

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A journey through the mountains of remote working

My boyfriend and I went to Switzerland again for a holiday. The plan was to do some epic climbing, but it rained almost every day while we were there. Because we couldn’t climb, we did a lot of epic walking (and running) instead… which gave me a lot of time […]

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Increase engagement through happiness with Silkbricks

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Silkbricks, a Dutch company based in Den Haag. They’ve built a SaaS tool that helps increase workplace engagement by incorporating the personal passions of employees into a company’s corporate vision. Essentially, they create workplaces where great things happen. The premise is […]

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