The Collaboration Superpowers Podcast

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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