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(2022) Remote Work Policy Checklist to Streamline Your Remote-First Strategy

Communication

Experts forecast that remote work will still flourish until the year 2023. Hybrid remote work is where a subset of employees work on the office while another group works from home. A remote work policy will immediately help any employer that needs a guide specifying the remote work tools and procedures teams need to use. It is important to specify working hours, responsibilities, and paid time off. Another aspect to pay attention to is the training opportunities for employees. Just because they are working from home does not mean they should not have access to training opportunities.

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(2022) Types of virtual meetings & which one to use

The pandemic gave opportunities for companies to explore flexible working options and for employees to catch up on each other's work. The three types of virtual meetings are teleconferencing, video conferencing, and webinars. Teleconferencing which is the oldest uses only audio while video conferencing uses both audio and video via online meeting platforms. Webinars are led by a single person, and a group participates. Choosing the correct type of meeting assures that you make the most of your remote workers. Whether it be for formal events with outside stakeholders, catch-ups, and relaxation or fun.The 5 most widely used online platforms are Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Google Meet, and Webex.

(2022) A guide to fostering virtual water cooler moments

Want to learn how to foster virtual water cooler moments? Whether your company is new to remote working or has been doing it for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in employees struggling to find a clear boundary for work-life balance.

(2022) Simple ways to master remote communication (+ tools)

When asked about their biggest challenges in remote work, 40% of our responders said 'Communication'. So, what's the issue?

Best Practices For Remote Work Feedback

There are many ways to provide feedback on work done remotely, but it’s crucial to ensure that both parties understand how to give feedback constructively. Whether you’re giving feedback to your boss or your employees, let’s explore what you should know about providing constructive feedback.

Effectively using Slack for Remote Work

Slack has changed the game for team communication, but when it comes to remote work, it has some crucial design flaws. How can you overcome them?

Working Asynchronously: Everything You Need to Know

Asynchronous working is the holy grail towards creating a scalable and efficient remote teams, but what does that mean, and why is it so crucial?

The five steps to creating successful virtual coffee breaks

Casually swinging by a coworker’s “desk” for a virtual coffee break is entirely possible in the online space, but many of us are still missing out on these valuable opportunities to converse and connect with our coworkers.

How to counter work from home loneliness

Remote workers can prevent burnout from work-from-home loneliness by achieving a sense of belonging. Whether this is by having interactions with friends or family or taking part in communities driven by personal interests or self-development, here’s a guide to countering work-from-home loneliness. We will be sharing some ways you can protect your mental health and counter work from home loneliness.

Mastering your virtual communication

Remote working veteran or not, you need to take control of your virtual communication processes. Follow this guide to make sure that you’re not neglecting the way your remote team communicates virtually.

The guide on 1-on-1 meetings for remote teams

Regular 1-on-1 (often also written 1:1) meetings are an important satisfaction factor for remote teams. For managers and companies, it's amazing to stay in the loop and resolve friction quickly. For employees, it's a rare chance to voice opinions and difficulties.

How to make daily standups work in remote teams

With a team distributed amongst timezones and locations, getting everybody online for a daily standup – a common routine in modern teams – can become increasingly difficult.

Best practices for remote work meetings and videoconferences

Casual chatter, loud laughter, sitting in a room with a dozen other people. What's normal in co-located meetings is a no-go in remote settings. It's important to keep up meeting etiquette, especially in a remote setting.

Consensus vs. Consent: How to make decisions in a fully remote team

Making informed decisions in a remote team should be quite straightforward: Processes and discussions are recorded, after all. But the reality often looks different, and building consensus can be a difficult task.

Towards clearer and better communication

Communication is the number one source of dissatisfaction for remote workers and employees. It can also quickly become a time and money sink, with employees being blocked and out of the loop. How can you get towards better team communication?

Why synchronous communication fails and how to make it work

Companies with remote employees like to hold on to synchronous communication as long as possible. Why that doesn't scale, and how you can incorporate "what you're used to" in your new workflow as a remote company.

Standups in Remote Teams

Daily standups are common practice in engineering teams, but reluctantly done in remote teams. Can they work?

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