The Collaboration Superpowers Podcast (general)

Holiday parties can be daunting - even if you're all in the same physical location. This week, we discuss some idea to help you celebrate the holidays with all members of your team, especially those who work remotely.

A great give for any remote team are the Collaboration Supercards! To learn more about them, visit: https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/supercards/.

 

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FRANK COTTLE is the CEO of Alliance Virtual Offices and Chairman of the Alliance Business Centers Network. He is a recognized expert on flexible working, the virtual office movement, and ‘third place’ working. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

 

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People and companies are going remote for different reasons. Today's Superpower Hour tells the stories of why we go remote. From multi-nationals to freelancers, what motivates us leave the office? And there are a few tips for how to go remote sprinkled in. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com

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Molood is the founder & host of RemoteForeverSummit.com, an Agile Coach and CEO of Everemote (Remote Forever), a blogger & keynote speaker. In this interview we dive into what distributed agile teams are struggling with, characteristics of a good remote leader, and how to manage your time to be effective and prevent burn out. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com

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“Remote work isn’t a fit for everyone. One of the biggest keys to a successful remote team is accurately identifying talent who will excel in a remote environment.” So how do you ‘accurately identify’ the best talent? Armed with a clear picture of exactly what you need, you craft an interview to help you assess as well as possible how the candidate would fare on the job—down to replicating the remote communication that team members employ every day. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

 

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DOV TSAL is an independent Agile Coach who makes organizations sharper and more effective by aligning their teams, leaders, and value streams. Dov is on a mission to improve meeting culture - the fun way! He's developed a tool to spice up any meeting - online or in person. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

 

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In the "Up and Coming Tools" series, I highlight a few tools that looked particularly interesting and great for the remote community. KitchinTable, Focusmate, Greenback Expat Tax Services, Retro Tool, and Giftedd. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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ALEXIS MONVILLE is a member of the Engineering Leadership Team at Red Hat and the author of Changing Your Team From The Inside. 60% of Red Hat’s engineering team work remotely. In this interview, Alexis discusses what they struggle with, how they communicate, what it takes to lead a remote team, and how to deal with conflict. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com

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As remote workers, many of us are freelancers or sole proprietors that work for a number of different clients. Yes, we have the freedom to work when and where we want. But we are also in an very vulnerable position when our invoices are paid late – or not at all. Going after the money can be a time consuming and expensive process… sometimes not worth the effort depending on the amount of the invoice. So what can we do?  For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com

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TOM SCHWAB is a Navy veteran (with experience in running nuclear power plants) and an expert on inbound marketing. He is the owner of InterviewValet.com and his entire team works remotely. In this interview Tom shares his views on hiring remote employees, characteristics of a good leader, how to deal with conflict, and advise for those who are just starting to build their businesses. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com

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If you work from home, how do you create and maintain boundaries between work and play? How do you set expectations with your family, housemates and guests? In this episode we walk through the steps of how to separate work and play when everything happens in the same place. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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JACK BERGLUND is the Chief Product Officer at Doodle, an app that helps you decide on meeting times and places. Doodle works with team in four different offices. Jack dives into what they struggle with, the skills needed for remote leadership, tips for dealing with culture, and advice for remote team building. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

 

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If you want to work remotely, but you're not sure if you're cut out for it, than this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss the skill set, mind set, technology, and workspaces necessary to be an awesome remote worker. Make sure to take the "Are You Ready?" questionnaire: https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/areyouready/.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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LUCIUS BOBIKIEWICZ is a trainer for distributed agile teams at SpreadScrum.com in Berlin, Germany. He has managed globally dispersed teams – with members from Indonesia, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom – using just online spreadsheets. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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We've reached Episode 50 on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast. In this podcast, I highlight 5 of my favorite segments from the last 50 interviews. Join me on this epic journey through the history of the podcast. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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DAVID HOROWITZ is the founder and CEO of Retrium, which provides software for facilitating remote retrospectives. David considers continuous improvement the most critical aspect of a highly effective software team is. Since retrospectives are usually conducted in person using flip charts and sticky notes, he saw a need to replicate this functionality for remote teams – which led to Retrium. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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Managers of remote teams face the challenge of combating the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. How do we move away from micro-managing and set up and lead our remote teams to success? Join me as we discuss the four pillars of remote team management. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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Estela Kun is an exceptional leader, at the forefront of the fastly evolving location independent movement. She is the founder of FreedomXFest, the first educational outdoor festival aimed at inspiring leaders in the location independent movement to learn from each other and collaborate. In doing so they will find different ways of working and being. Estela is making a stand for making the freedom lifestyle accessible to many more people. The philosophy behind FXF is that location independence goes above and beyond simply being free to work and live as you love. It has the potential to completely revolutionize society. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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Each team has a unique way of communicating. And each team has a particular combination of personality types. And just like an orchestra tunes up before a performance, or an athlete warms up before a practice, tuning a virtual team helps get everyone on the same page. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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We've reached Episode 200 on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast. In this episode, I highlight 5 of my favorite segments from the last 50 interviews. Featuring: Dom Price (Atlassian), Nicole Le Maire (The People Engine), Theresa Sigillito-Hollema (Interact Global), Beat Buhlmann (Evernote), and Lily Snyder (Doghead Simulations). For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

 

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Yasmine Akermark is the Cofounder of Svenska Nomader, a Swedish digital nomad community, and the Founder of Sharehive, a marketplace for female entrepreneurs. In this interview she shares her tips for how to be productive on the road and learning the skills to be a remote worker. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Video conferencing is becoming more and more popular on remote teams. This podcast episode is dedicated to how to have a great video conferencing setup so you can look like a remote pro. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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Richard Atherton is a partner at First Human, a company creating human centered businesses that make a huge difference in the world. We talk about how lean change management empowers workers to change things themselves. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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With a remote-first setup, your company’s productivity need not be lessened by even one day, regardless of what illness or traffic or weather or worse affects your workforce. And second, the unanimous opinion is that a remote-first operation is stronger and more viable. This podcast is dedicated to how to transition your company to go remote. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Bryan Miles is CEO & Co-founder of BELAY, alongside his wife Shannon. A leading US-based, virtual solutions company, BELAY has over six hundred team members—all working from home, remotely. Without an office, BELAY has graced the Inc. 5000 list three times and was awarded the number one spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best Company Culture. BELAY provides virtual assistants, bookkeeping, copywriting, and webmaster services to leaders and fast-paced organizations. BELAY’s services equip leaders and organizations with the ability to climb higher when and where they need it most.

Bryan and Shannon live with their two children, Harper and Rainey, in Atlanta. Practicing what he preaches, Bryan spends his days virtually running his company from his porch in Georgia, from the mountains in Jackson Hole, or from the beaches in the panhandle of Florida. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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In many physical workplaces, having coffee together is a normal part of the day. In Sweden there is a special name for these coffee breaks: "Fika". Many people wonder if it's possible to replicate these coffee breaks online. This podcast is dedicated to how to host a virtual Fika. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Managing remotely is very different from managing locally - Dana Kaye is the founder of Kaye Publicity and she has plenty of experience in managing a completely remote team. She shares her experiences with management and, of course, provides plenty of helpful tips. She's also the creator of Branding Outside the Box which helps people find their personal brand. She's created a productivity toolkit that you can download right now: www.brandingoutsidethebox.com/productivitytoolkit

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Because of its speed and convenience, group chat has replaced many company's email systems. And different systems call for different behaviors. In this episode we explore common etiquettes for group chart. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Robert Glazer is the founder and Managing Director of global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners, one of the biggest, fully-remote workplaces in the US with over 100 employees. Bob's secret to success is hiring great people and rewarding for results, not hard work. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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In the "Up and coming tools" series, I highlight a few tools that looked particularly interesting and great for the remote community. This week's episode features:

The Team Canvas: http://theteamcanvas.com/

Sli.do: https://www.sli.do/

Zoom: https://zoom.us/

Kudobox: http://Kudobox.co

Rescue Time: https://www.rescuetime.com/

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Bhavneet Chahal is the Cofounder and CEO of GoSkills, an online learning platform. Bhavneet shares her experience growing a tech startup as a non-tech person and why she works with a distributed team spanning 7 time zones. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Some on a team can work remotely, while with other roles it’s just not an option. Many companies don’t offer flexible options because they don’t want the workers who can’t work remotely to resent those who can. But before you go banning remote work because of jealousy, this podcast is full of options for how to create a flexible work policy that works for everyone. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

 

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Laurel Farrer is a remote-friendly operations consultant and remote work advocate. She believes in "giving each worker the opportunity to choose the environment that inspires them best, no matter where that may be geographically."

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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TEDxKaunas, November 2017: Work Together Anywhere. Remote workers aren’t trying to escape doing work. We’re trying to escape the Day Prison. We want to use technology to make better use of our time. We want to spend more time on things that matter to us and less time stuck in traffic. To watch visit http://www.lisettesutherland.com/tedx/.

 

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TAP International travel programs are designed to provide you with opportunities that enable you to travel the world and enhance your skills, while working remotely for your current employer. With TAP, participants will travel together as a cohort on a 3 month journey around the world. You can join us for a month in your dream destination or for the full incredible 3 month journey. 3 cities • on 3 continents • in 3 months - Join for a month at a time or for all 3! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Johanna Rothman is a management consultant for software managers and leaders. She is also the author of many books, most recently “Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization”. She started working with geographically distributed teams in 1988. The breadth of communication tools was very limited in that time, so resolving conflicts had to be done mainly through coming to an understanding through conversations and trying to see each other points of view. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Why are more and more people and companies going remote? Freedom and profit. Being able to work from anywhere allows people to find and work on the projects they are most passionate about. This can end up being a key differentiator for businesses too. People can work on the things they love, and businesses can hire people who love what they do versus people who are just doing their jobs. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Leslie Truex has been sharing work-at-home information and resources since 1998 through her website, WorkAtHomeSuccess.com. She is the author of several books about how to be successful working at home and has great tips to share for how to approach your manager about flexible working. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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To combat the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, remote teams are trying to increase camaraderie and improve communication. This week on the Collaboration Superpowers Podcast, I give five tips for simulating the office online. Specifically, how do we simulate the “human-ness” that we get when we’re in the office together. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Teo Härén is one of the most requested experts on creativity in Sweden. He is the author of Härabete, which is about working from wherever you are most productive. We dive deeply into why this is important and how everyone can make it work. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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How do we hire great remote workers? What are the personality traits and skills we should be looking for when we’re building our remote teams. I’ve collected some great tips from all the interviews, and present them to you in today’s podcast. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Pilar Orti runs the Virtual, Not Distant consulting firm in the UK. Her speciality is coaching virtual teams. In this interview we discuss humanizing the virtual office: how to bring spontaneity to your remote team and how to be creative virtually. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Virtual icebreakers can be a fun way to learn more about your remote colleagues, and a great way to get meetings started. In this episode, I share my favorite virtual icebreakers and tips. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Jeremy Stanton has been working remotely for 15 years. In this interview he shares his insights on hiring and onboarding, creating culture, defining expectations, and wearing pants! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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With remote working, one of the biggest fears managers seem to have is “How do I know people are working?”. Through my interviews, I find that remote workers tend to work too much, not too little. In a world where we’re always on, how do remote workers find a healthy balance? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Brian Day from NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute takes us on a tour of the Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal – a program that allows anyone to take a virtual tour of the moon. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Nicole Le Maire is a Global People Advisor with The People Engine, a company that helps you think through the new ways of working. Nicole has lived all over the world, working in one city for 3 to 6 months and then... going somewhere new. She shares her knowledge about setting up HR processes and frameworks for remote teams, why companies are going remote, why some will never go remote, and how to stop looking for work-life balance and instead, build a career lifestyle. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Remote employees can often feel left out of things that are happening back at the office. Like celebrations, for example. Whether you’re looking for ways to include your remote employees in what is happening at the office, or whether you just want to say thanks, this episode will give a whole bunch of ideas for perks that you can offer your remote employees.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Theresa Sigillito Hollema is a cultural consultant, team coach, and expert in working virtually. Her company, Interact Global, helps strengthen collaboration across cultures and borders. This interview is full of tips for how to talk to your team about culture, and what leaders can do to build trust on their virtual teams.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Teamed.io develops software in an "extremely" distributed mode. They have no central office, no meetings, no conference, calls, and no Skype chats. They work through task management systems and call it: "Team as a service". I interview Yegor, Founder and CTO, about this unique way of working! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Sometimes managers won’t allow remote working because they fear the lack of control. Sometimes managers force teams to start working together remotely and then teams face a sink or swim scenario. Managing remotely is different than managing in person. In this episode, we will discuss what it takes to be a successful remote team manager and how to use remote working to your company’s advantage. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Dom Price is the Head of R&D and Work Futurist at Atlassian. Originally from Manchester, now living in Sydney Australia, Dom spends half his time on the road between the US, Europe, and Australia. We discuss what Atlassian struggles with and how they share and scale the knowledge throughout their organization. We also discuss how they manage communication with teams having different backgrounds, cultures. and rituals - and what they do when conflict arises. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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In the "Up and coming tools" series, I highlight a few tools that looked particularly interesting and great for the remote community. This week's episode features The Team Canvas, Sli.do, Zoom.us, Kudobox.co, and Rescue Time. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Virtual coworking is the same thing as working at a coworking space, except you work with each other online... in a virtual office. And the benefits for lonely remote workers are tremendous. You can have serendipitous moments online with a diverse group of online workers from all over the world - all from the comforts of wherever you are.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Tom Henricksen is a tech leader, speaker, and career coach at www.MyITCareerCoach.com. He also the organizer of the AgileOnlineSummit.com which gives you a chance to see great agile speakers from your device! We discuss what IT people struggle with when trying to find online careers as well as some great tips for finding work-life balance. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Meetings where everyone is online are much easier when there are a mix of remote and in person participants. In hybrid meetings, we need to pay attention to different things. This episode highlights tips that you can use to make your hybrid meetings a success. Special thanks to Steffen Clausjuergens & Nenad Maljković for the tips and the idea. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Beat Buhlmann is the General Manager for EMEA at Evernote. He has also written books about virtual team management, digital transformation, and his latest book is about personal development. It’s called “Become the CEO of Your Own Life!“. In this interview, he explains his technique for creating your own work life balance and shares experiences and tips for hiring and managing remote teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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For ages, people have been working from 9 to 5. Every day we commute - some of us for more than an hour each way - to lifeless grey offices, many filled with cubicles. I call them “day prisons”. But of course, they didn’t used to be day prisons. We used to have to go to a specific location in order to access the tools and information needed to do our work. But mobile devices, centralized data, and all kinds of apps and software are helping us stay connected to each other no matter where we are. And the ability to access information from anywhere is making the traditional 9-to-5 grind unnecessary for many of us. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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In the "Up and coming tools" series, I highlight a few tools that looked particularly interesting and great for the remote community. This week's episode features Collaboration Supercards, Dr. Clue's treasure hunts, Jurgen Appelo's Personal Maps, Linoit, and Bonusly. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Scott Hoppe is the Founder of www.HoppeTax.com, a 100% distributed accounting firm that files tax returns for businesses in the US. He left the traditional "up or out" accounting world to start a company that valued happiness as well as profit. In this interview, he gives us his tips on finding your purpose, hiring people with the right mindset, and the tools his company uses to do great things. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Every once in a while, life delivers us bad times. I'm going through one of those bad times right now and through reading self help books and talking to friends, I've collected a long list of tips for great self care. These tips are not specific to remote workers, but instead, they are for everyone. I hope they are useful for you. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Peter Smit is the Founder at Collabogence, a company that helps measure how well your teams are collaborating and how productive they are. They use big data analytics to measure collaborative performance before and after a company makes a major transition (for example, going from colocated to remote). We discuss where leadership is failing, the importance of social networks, and the value of searching for more information. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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We often talk about all the advantages video has for remote teams with respect to increasing engagement in meetings, creating camaraderie, building trust... I could go on and on. But in today's episode, I want to focus on some of the disadvantages of using video conferencing. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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The number one roadblock I heard time and again in my interviews when asked why companies were not going remote was shockingly swift and direct: Management! Managers simply fear the loss of control. They don’t trust that people will work without oversight. In this episode, we explore the things that make for a good remote team manager. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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It’s not uncommon for colleagues in an office to get together and work on a project. And remote teams can do this too! More and more online tools are being built specifically for simulating an office (co-working) environment: Google Hangouts, Zoom, Sococo, and PukkaTeam, just to name a few. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Nenad Maljkovic is a cultural creative, network entrepreneur, and permaculture advisor who work works with a global organization of remote volunteers. He also wrote the Virtual Team Quick Guide which outlines a series of principles for virtual working. We talk about what they struggle with and how they make remote working more comfortable for themselves. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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In the "Up and coming tools" series, I highlight a few tools that looked particularly interesting and great for the remote community. This week's episode features EverBlock Systems, BlueJeans video conferencing, Sococo virtual office, Kubi, and Lucid Meetings. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Diversity on any team increases innovation and helps solve more problems. On remote teams, we can take advantage of being location independent and hire diverse people from anywhere! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Lily Snyder is the COO at Doghead Simulations, a company that is creating virtual reality software for remote teams. Their team works from the US, Brazil, and New Zealand, but they meet every day in virtual reality. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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We've reached Episode 15 0 on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast. In this episode, I highlight 5 of my favorite segments from the last 50 interviews. Join me on this epic journey through the history of the last year. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Erin Thomas-Wong is the CEO and Founder at Making Mumpreneurs, a company dedicated to empowering mums to build businesses through information, tips, and inspiration. After having her first son, Erin left a career in television production to focus more on her family. She is now the mum of two boys and loves the freedom that she has by working for herself and helping other mothers to start businesses that work around their family life. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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This podcast episode is dedicated to the ingredients and tips needed to build a successful online community. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 148_CS_Keeping_Momentum.mp3
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Sharon Koifman is the Founder and CEO of DistantJob, a boutique recruitment agency specializing in remote employees. He shares why companies are choosing to outsource and why people want to work remotely. We also discuss management techniques, hiring strategies, and work-life fusion. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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There are a lot of tools for remote teams. In this new series of episodes, I highlight a few that looked particularly interesting and great. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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In many colocated offices, we have office managers. So it only makes sense that in a remote office, we would need a remote office manager. In this episode, I discuss what a remote office manager does and how it can help a remote team.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Sue Thomas is a writer on nature and technology. Her books include ‘Technobiophilia: nature and cyberspace (2013), Hello World: travels in virtuality (2004), and a travelogue/memoir of life online; the novels Correspondence (1992). She most recently wrote Nature and wellbeing in the digital age which focuses on practical activities to help you feel better without logging off.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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It can be hard to make fast decisions on remote teams. Outside of regular meetings, it can be hard to get everyone together to make decisions on the fly. Ralph van Roosmalen is experimenting with a way for remote teams to make decisions fast and with everyone's input. And on this podcast, I want to describe what he has created. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Elizabeth Weinstein is the Founder and Lead Attorney at EPW Small Business Law PC. She works with international clients who start their own businesses (often online). She helps entrepreneurs, artists, coaches, consultants, and online publishers get the legal stuff out of their way so they can get back to helping their clients and changing the world. Elizabeth practices law from her home office and actively encourages a remote working culture among her own staff.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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In a previous job, I helped organizations build private social networks for their members. I was often asked "How do I create a feeling of community online?" In this podcast episode, we explore the tips and techniques for developing a sense of togetherness even when we're far apart. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Emma Joy Obanye and Irene Frances built mindful.team to help teams measure happiness, boost productivity, reflect, and take action. In this interview we discuss how their tool can help remote teams. Their own team works from Belarus, London, and Barcelona and their tips for remote startups: build, measure, and test.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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A "communities of practice" is a group of people who share a craft or profession. It's a way to share experiences, learn and develop competence together as a collective. CoP's are not new, but advances in technology allow people to form them online. In this podcast, I will discuss the four ways I've seen remote teams form CoPs. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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What's special about Jerry Koch-Gonzalez's meetings is that they are sociocratic. How often have you been part of a call where one person in the group hardly had any chance to speak? Their ideas and experiences are lost for the group if we don't make sure everyone can speak. "No one ignored" is the essence of Sociocracy and it ensures both effectiveness and equivalence of voices in a meeting. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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We can really focus and get a lot done in our productive workspaces, but we have to be careful about not holing up for days and isolating ourselves from the outside world. We all have different needs when it comes to being social. Some people, like me, love working on our own. Others like the buzz of being around others in a coffee shop or coworking space. Regardless of our preferences, remote workers need to be actively focused on getting enough social activity. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Frank Cottle is the CEO of Alliance Virtual Offices and Chairman of the Alliance Business Centers Network. He is a recognized expert on flexible working, the virtual office movement, and 'third place' working. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Telepresence technology has two main challenges for global companies to consider. The first is the cost and time investment to implement. The equipment can be expensive and there must be a fast, stable internet connection for the quality to be sufficient. It also takes time to learn and adopt new etiquettes when working with virtual colleagues. The second challenge is the security risk of having a remote controlled robot roaming around your office or warehouse streaming information online. In this episode, we explore the downsides of using telepresence technology on remote teams. For more information visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Alexandra, Jonathan, and Michael curate 30-day coworking experiences around the world for digital marketers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and people going through life transitions who want to experience location independence. Unsettled wants to encourage people to live outside of their routine as a way to build a fulfilling lifestyle. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Feedback is a critical component for continuous improvement on any team. But for remote teams, creating regular feedback loops is critical. In this Superpower Hour, we revisit 5 interviews for great advice for giving feedback on virtual teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Andy Willis is a Facilitator, Mentor, Speaker and Director of Working From Anywhere. His company helps small business operators, managers and other employees to fit "work around their life" rather than "life around their work". Andy spends several months every year cycling and hiking in the French Alps, and the rest of the year enjoying the beautiful coastal town of Tathra in NSW, Australia. He lives by the mantra "Carpe Diem", seizing every moment of every day. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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What does it mean to be a Remote First company? If you were going to go into somebody’s workplace and they were a Remote First company, what would be different about their office? This episode will highlight the things you would find. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Rohan Smith is a Jamaican born software developer living in Trinidad & Tobago. He is an entrepreneur at heart and founder of the Remote Software Developer Community where he helps software developers make the transition to remote work. He is a remote software developer at Bluespark, a distributed web development company, where he works on interesting and innovative projects using Drupal and open source software. He is a remote work enthusiast and he’s always ready to advocate its benefits. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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As knowledge workers, we do a lot of sitting. Remote workers have an advantage over our colocated colleagues. We have the freedom to create our own routines and to work where we are most productive. In this episode, we explore how we can build mobility into our days. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Nick Jaworski transitioned from being a music teacher to being a business owner through the use of online platforms like Upwork. His modus operandi? Building authentic relationships with his clients. He believes that it's the human touch that allows for such a great remote connection. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Being in the same room together is powerful because of all the sensory input that we have. We can see when someone is tired. We can sense when someone is frustrated. We can give high fives. All of these things create a sense of team.

When we go remote, we lose some of that physical and visual input. Building community through our screens is harder than doing it face to face, but that doesn’t mean it has to be worse.In this SuperPower Hour, I highlight snippets from various interviews about how to create camaraderie on your remote team. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Jeff has been a trainer for almost a decade, working with over 700 people. His degree is in pre-med/pre-pharm and he is dual certified in exercise science and sports medicine. He focuses his talents to online entrepreneurs looking to stay healthy and maximize their business. He says “Your health is your absolute wealth, so my clients feel better every day and their businesses grow because of it”. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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What's the digital version of "management by walking around"? Management by working out loud! It's a way of having continuous communication, fostering camaraderie, and inspiring water cooler chats on remote teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Originally from California and now living in Hungary, Brandon Brown describes himself as the Swiss Army Knife of virtual assistants. Brandon finds interesting work from clients all over the world using UpWork. We talk about building trust with new virtual clients, productivity tips for staying motivated and social, and how to get started working online. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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We each have different needs when it comes to productivity. Some prefer a quiet space on their own, while others thrive with people around. Some like going to the office, while others prefer to work on the road. Whether you work from home, a cafe, or a co-working hub, what's most important is that you're able to get work done. In this SuperPower Hour, I highlight a variety of different virtual offices. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Holidays are a great way of learning about the different cultures on your global remote team. And parties are an important part of the ritual. How do we throw virtual holiday parties for remote teams? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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David Mansilla is the CEO of ISU Corp, a 100% remote software development company headquartered in Canada. We talk about how his colleagues stay visible to each other and to the clients, how to hire rock stars, and how he builds trust. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Many of us have to travel for our jobs. This episode is dedicated to things to consider when working on the road. How do we create the best virtual office while on the go? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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