The Collaboration Superpowers Podcast

We all have different needs when it comes to productivity and being social. Some people, like me, love working alone. But many remote workers struggle with loneliness and isolation. Depending on your situation and your personality, you’ll need to customize a solution that works for you. I’ve interviewed over 50 people who work remotely and wanted to share some of their tips for how you can combat the loneliness of working alone and build connection into your day. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Peter Wilson is the managing director of KIStaffing, a company that connects Australian businesses with talent in the Philippines. We discuss why the Phillippines and Australia are so compatible and what the hiring and onboarding process looks like for an offshore team. Peter also shares some great advice for companies who are just starting their journey with hiring offshore staff. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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In this episode, we talk about what challenges people and companies face when they make the decision to go remote. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Dave Hecker is a seasoned tech executive, speaker, and author with an exclusive focus on distributed team software delivery. His company, SourceSeek, matches software projects with development teams globally. We discuss why companies are outsourcing, how to manage client and team expectations, culture, and the importance of face-to-face time. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Remote workers are a misunderstood bunch. Today, we take a look at the top three misconceptions that people have concerning working from home and then we uncover the truth. 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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I'd like to share with you some of the most common reasons I've heard for why people and companies are making the decision for going remote. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Fernando Garrido Vaz is a freelance Product Manager with experience managing distributed teams, multiple nationalities, and different time zones. Living abroad as a teenager helped form his empathy for working with other cultures and he has used this empathy in his work ever since. Garrido advises freelancers to dedicate time to work on their online brand and focus on doing great work. Referrals are gold in the freelance economy. “You don’t need a large audience, you need the right audience.” For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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How do we deal with culture on virtual teams. In this episode I dive into different ways of understanding each other no matter what country we're from. 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. 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.

Geographically distributed teams were originally set up for saving money. And the teams were usually set up from West to East meaning the testers were East, and the developers were West, which is the wrong way for "follow the sun", especially if you are doing product development. It's not about the money you save, it's about the speed of the throughput of the features. Teams are now experimenting with organizing themselves more from North to South which gives more opportunities for collaborative team building. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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