The Collaboration Superpowers Podcast

Saxonia Systmes has teams in different cities in Germany, with the main headquarters being in Dresden. The eteoBoard was initially built by their own developers because they were looking for a way to improve their daily stand ups between intercity teams. eteoBoards has helped the team get to know each other better, build trust, and stay on the same page. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Trust comes up in every single interview that I do. Along with communication, lack of trust seems to be one of the top reasons that remote teams don’t work. In this episode I consolidate great trust building tips from the experts I've interviewed. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Jesse Fewell is a writer, coach, and trainer in innovation and agile methods. He founded the PMI Agile Community of Practice, co-created the PMI ACP Agile certification, and wrote a MiniBük called “Can you hear me now? ...Working with global, distributed, virtual teams”. Agile is about compressing distance. In the past, the best way to do that was by being co-located. But that was then and this is now and companies are struggling to let go of old habits. Technology has advanced, prices have dropped, and it’s starting to make more sense to spend money on bandwidth instead of travel. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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To combat the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, remote teams need to work harder to increase that sense of team and improve communication. In this episode I give some great tips for team building. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Ade Olonoh is the Co-Founder of www.Jell.com (a product of Formstack). We discuss why and how his company transitioned from co-located to remote, the tools they use, and how they connect their daily tasks with the company’s long term goals. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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One of the most common questions from managers of remote teams is "How do we know what our remote teams are doing?". In this episode, we explore the key ingredients for aligning ourselves on our remote teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Christian Kreutz is an author, speaker, strategic advisor and expert in open and social innovation. He is the Director of Crisscrossed, the makers of WE THINQ, social software for change makers. We talk about how to hire remote workers, how to create horizontal organizations with less managers, working with time zones, trust, and the value of minimizing your tools. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Remote working is awesome, but it does have its virtual vulnerabilities. Recognize what those are for you and plan for when disaster strikes. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Dave Blum runs Dr. Clue Treasure Hunts, a teambuilding experience. We have a great conversation about collaborative teamwork, the building blocks of trust, awesome virtual icebreakers, travel tips, company culture, and more. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Creating a thriving virtual office is more than just having a place to share files and calendars. It's about how we simulate the experience we have working in the office together, online. How do we make online communication lightweight, real-time, and easy? How do we know what each other are doing? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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