Nina Fountain gave us a really insightful presentation on managing distributed teams. Something that was reinforced for me, is that if one person in the team is located somewhere else, then the whole team is a distributed team. It can be easy to think of the staff not located with the manager as “distributed”, but the reality is that the whole of our business unit is distributed. This is not new for us. We have been working in this way for some time, but it was important to have time to refocus on how to ensure we work as one team, and that people feel they are all part of the team.