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What Will Future Workplaces Look Like After 2020?

by Dustin Smith in Industry, Mobility, Trends
graphic showing the people in different locations working together The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our work environment and how we interact with our colleagues. But the shift in how and where we work presents an opportunity to reshape and reinvent the workplace for a post-COVID-19 reality. Instead of defining “work” as a single office location, moving forward, experts predict that a much more significant percentage of employees will be allowed…

Our 15 Favorite Virtual Team-Building Activities to Boost Remote Team Cohesiveness

by Kevin Payne - Guest Contributor in Best Practices, Mobility
Two guys playing chess against each other on their computers Do you want to find real ways to connect your remote team members beyond shared projects, company goals and weekly team sync meetings? We recommend virtual team-building activities. While many in-person and in-house teams have the benefit of being able to bond in ways that make the most of being in the same physical space, the same can’t be said for remote teams. Building team cohesiveness in…

Building Team Camaraderie in the Workplace (Especially if You’re Remote)

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Mobility
6 people embracing with their arms around each other Genuine team camaraderie is key to successfully building a collaborative and productive team that not only enjoys working together but can accomplish goals with ease. Noting research from Gallup, the  Harvard Business Review writes , “Employees report that when they have friends at work, their job is more fun, enjoyable, worthwhile, and satisfying. Gallup found that close work friendships…

How to Make Working from Home Work for You

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Mobility
Person on a video conference call at home COVID-19’s remote-work requirement may have been an abrupt transition, but it doesn’t have to hinder your sanity and productivity. For most employees, working from home full-time simply requires  new technology and routines . Fortunately, many of the necessary technologies to work from home effectively already exist, so the biggest challenge for employees new to remote work is behavioral.…

5 Virtual Icebreakers Your Remote Team Will Love

by Erinn Wolfe in Best Practices, Mobility
Lady using her laptop for a conference call with her dog is sitting in her lap Since the outbreak of COVID-19, companies globally have implemented mandatory work-from-home policies for their entire workforce. Without in-person interactions, it can be hard for coworkers to connect and get to know one another. New members of distributed teams may feel especially isolated and disconnected from their coworkers during this time of uncertainty. Fortunately, modern technology…

10 Ways to Eliminate Distractions When Working [2020]

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Mobility
girl on a conference call with a distracting cat on her shoulder The ongoing pandemic has cast a shadow of uncertainty for individuals and businesses across the world. Many enterprise companies have implemented remote work policies to protect their employees. You may find yourself as one of those individuals suddenly working from home. But making the transition can be disorienting if you’re used to working in an office environment. You don’t have to be at…

Remote Work Culture: How to Promote Company Culture Across Distributed Teams

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Mobility
Lady on her computer smiling. She looks very happy This blog is part of a series about distributed work for enterprise companies. Click here  to read the first blog in the series.   As people are asked to stay home and entire cities are ordered to shelter in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) , companies globally are now faced with the challenge of supporting an entirely remote workforce. Beyond the logistical challenges…

Remote Work Is Often Isolating. Here Is How Remote Teams Can Overcome Loneliness.

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Mobility
Lady holding a phone and laptop looking out of the window An Abrupt Change to 2020 It’s an understatement to say life has changed, drastically, in only a few weeks’ time. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) has transitioned from an infectious disease to a global pandemic, millions of people around the world have felt its impact on a very personal level. From schools closing, to citywide curfews and quarantines, to businesses considering significant layoffs…

How to Stay Productive While Working from Home

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Mobility
Man working on his computer with his son working next to him on a smaller desk Organizations around the world have rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies for their entire workforce amid the spread of COVID-19 . Not surprisingly, this sudden shift in where and how we work, collaborate and communicate has been challenging for many employees. Some are working from home for the first time, which means figuring out how to stay focused and productive in a distracting…

How to Run a Fully Remote Team During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Mobility
Five way video call on a computer screen Across the globe, businesses and employees are adjusting to a new way of working in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic . As part of an effort to protect against the spread of the virus, many companies have instituted a work-from-home or remote work policy  for all employees. Although 70% of the world’s workforce worked remotely at least once a week prior to the COVID-19 pandemic,…
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