The Collaboration Superpowers Podcast

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.

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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.

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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

Direct download: 143_CS_Fast_Decisions.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 142_CS_Elizabeth_Weinstein.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 141_CS_Online_Community.mp3
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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.

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Direct download: 140_CS_Mindful_Team.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 139_CS_Remote_COPs.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 138_CS_Jerry_Koch_Gonzalez.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 137_CS_Stay_Social.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 136_CS_Frank_Cottle.mp3
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