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?Read More
Greatest Hits of 50 Collaboration Superpowers podcast episodes
Last week, I reached Episode 50 on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast. When I first started working on the podcast, I wasn’t sure what it would turn into or how long I would continue. But it’s been almost a year, and I can’t express in words how much pleasure I’ve gotten […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
When in doubt, reach out!
I have taken the month of April off from scheduling meetings, giving presentations and workshops, and doing interviews. The plan is to focus primarily on writing the book: Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things Because I’ve put the interviews on hold, I wanted to take the opportunity to experiment […]Read More
Telepresence: I, for one, welcome our robot potential
I discovered telepresence by happy accident. A friend of mine in the robotics industry sent me a link to the Suitable Technologies website after a conversation at dinner one night. Fascinated, I signed up on their mailing list and started learning more about it. When I was asked to speak […]Read More
Beaming in to Vegas!
Last night, from the comfort of my home in the Netherlands, I beamed in to Las Vegas where Suitable Technologies had a booth at the InfoComm conference. Their last newsletter asked for people who wanted to “party with the beam”. And since Collaboration Superpowers is hosting a Beam Pro that […]Read More
Beam me in, Scotty! Telepresence is COOL!
A few weeks ago, a colleague and I had the opportunity to test drive the Beam Pro from Suitable Technologies. It’s a robot that you can drive around using the arrow keys on your computer keyboard and interact with people – all from the comfort of your own home (or […]Read More
Experiments with remote working
Yesterday, I hosted my first group remote working session where people from Vancouver, California, and Spain joined me (in the Netherlands) for 2 hours to work together, remotely, from home. I decided to host this session with Sqwiggle because I’ve already used Hangouts and Skype extensively, and Sqwiggle seemed like […]Read More