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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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Building a book together remotely… thanks team!

The Collaboration Superpowers book “Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things” is on its way! It’s been a fun group process. I re-listened to all the interviews on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast (thanks Nick!). And I pulled the gold nuggets out from the interview transcripts (thanks Abdul!). I’ve used tons […]

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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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Top tips for hosting effective remote retrospectives

Retrospectives are meetings held at regularly scheduled intervals where teams can reflect on how things are going to be more effective. There are many styles, but some typical questions are: What is going well? What could have gone better? What have we learned? What still puzzles us?

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Virtual friendships

I met Abe at a party in 2006 and we’ve been close friends ever since. We have a lot of things in common, but one of those things is our mutual obsession for music. From the first day we met, we we’ve been sharing music. And we quickly started doing […]

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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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Virtual pie, to celebrate success

For the last year, my colleague Gretchen and I have been writing a workbook together about online community engagement. Last week, we finished a major section, and decided to celebrate. Since we work remotely (she is in California and I am in the Netherlands), we came up with the idea […]

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