What is your biggest pet peeve when sitting through a webinar or online presentation? Studies show that some of the biggest problems stem from a similar problem: how the content is organized. Some of the biggest complaints about web presentations are:Not getting to the point.Taking too long.Too much irrelevant detail.There have been books and lectures and

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Are you and your team returning to the office full-time? The numbers say you are, but I don’t believe it. Oh, I know you’re supposed to be back in the office at least four days a week. But is that what’s happening? According to a recent study by Resume Builder, 90% of companies will require people

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How’s your team’s hybrid working arrangement working out? Is it better or worse than you expected?After the pandemic, many companies settled on a hybrid way of working. Some people worked mostly remotely while others worked in the office. Others had no definite location requirement, just a minimum number of days they had to be with

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We love to complain about the tools we use for remote and hybrid work. Email sucks. Webcams are a pain. Nobody seems to know how to make Teams work better than it does. But what if I told you that many of the complaints about asynchronous tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams were either self-inflicted

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One of the biggest complaints about working remotely is that communication has simply become a series of transactions. Why is that a problem?A Closer LookLet’s look at the definition of the word transaction. According to several dictionaries it’s, “the exchange of products and services or the transfer of money, or the commitment to exchange goods

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Should everyone on your team be in the office all the time? Can the work be done from home or somewhere else? Is hybrid work the right answer for your team or just a messy compromise? We get asked these questions all the time. It’s not always easy to get the right answer. But whatever

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Productivity is a perpetual topic of conversation and concern for leaders at all levels. Leaders want people to achieve what they were hired for in an effective manner. As more people began working remotely (whether by mandate or choice), productivity became one of the biggest concerns of all. Concerns about long-distance productivity have been one

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Where do people on your team go when they need an answer in a hurry? This simple question is the biggest barrier to team collaboration. It doesn’t matter if your team is co-located, fully remote, or hybrid. Work slows if people can’t get access to critical information. We often ask learners, “What’s the biggest reason for

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As the rational, well-intentioned, highly professional manager of a remote or hybrid team, do you make mistakes? Odds are you do. Likely because your brain tends to process information in certain ways that work most of the time. Most of the time. But we all have biases that occasionally get us in trouble. I have become

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If you’ve downloaded the latest Zoom app, or use Zoom frequently, you have probably heard that it added AI features. You may also be a little confused as to what they are and why you should care. Here’s the headline: Zoom AI actually can help you and your team when used correctly and sparingly. When I

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