The Collaboration Superpowers Podcast

Lucius Bobikiewicz is a trainer for distributed agile teams at SpreadScrum.com. We discuss what it takes to be a good remote facilitator, the importance of authenticity, and how using a simple spreadsheet can lead to impressive collaborations on remote teams. For more stories, visit 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 CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Alexandre Cuva is the CEO of SmartDev LLC, an offshore development center based in Da Nang, Vietnam. We discuss why the focus on community is so important, Management 3.0, and the culture of doing business in Vietnam. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.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 CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Alexandre Pellaes is a People Management Consultant in São Paulo Brazil. We discuss cultural differences and the importance of team agreements. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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Just like on co-located teams, giving useful feedback is a critical component of a healthy team. On virtual teams we should be constantly talking to each other and affecting what happens next. We should think of feedback as a means for continuous improvement and a way of building trust on the team. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Jeffry Hesse is an Agile Coach working at Sonatype. He is responsible for working with a fully distributed software development team of 40+ people, helping them to adjust their team process and iron out kinks along the way. Jeffry does this while traveling all over the world. We discuss what the team struggles with and how they make it work. For more stories (and to pre-order the Collaboration Superpowers boo) visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Managers biggest fear seems to be "How do I know people are working?". But through interviews, I'm finding that remote workers tend to work too much, not too little. In a world where we're always on, how do we find a healthy balance? For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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David Horowitz is the CEO and Founder of Retrium, new software for facilitating remote retrospectives. We discuss the importance of informal networks, random interactions and silliness, and abolishing the postmortem. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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I share my 5 top tips for simulating the office online. Specifically, how do we simulate the "human-enss" that we get when we're in the office together. For more stories (and for more information on the Collaboration Superpowers world tour), visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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