Don’t make these rookie errors when leading a dispersed team

Being liberated from an office has significant benefits, but if you get it wrong, you could undermine the benefits you hoped for. The modern workforce is flexible, it’s remote, and the challenges as a leader have evolved. However, it doesn’t mean they can’t be overcome. Each industry, organisation and team will have its unique challenges, but …

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Leadership lessons: five critical success factors for distributed teams

In my last article, I talked about the power of camaraderie in distributed teams; an often overlooked aspect of teamwork that is pivotal for the success of your business. Today I build on that by outlining the five critical success factors for distributed work. As a leader today, you are no doubt watching the proliferation …

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Co-working, an inspiration for effective workspaces

There’s a correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation and in Silicon Valley Facebook, Yahoo and Google have designed workspaces to maximise chance encounters. Nina Fountain, the founder of Transformed Teams, agrees that creative ideas aren’t going to happen behind a computer, but how can businesses create spaces that spark collaboration, and fuel innovation? Face-to-face …

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Enabling activity-based working

Activity-Based Working (ABW) or agile working is a transformational business strategy that can create organisational benefits in terms of productivity, collaboration, the achievement of strategic objectives and corporate vision, and the wellbeing of employees. But if it isn’t managed with people in mind first and foremost, there is a risk that the benefits of ABW …

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