Category Archives: Remote Work Environment

How to Stay Connected While Working Remotely: Bonding Strategies that Can Work for Any Distributed Team

Laura Spawn — May 11, 2020 Collaborative software and tools are widely available for companies to use with both on-site and distributed teams; however, connectivity and engagement are still concerns shared by U.S. workers. Slack’s 2018 Future of Work Study found that “91% of workers are looking to feel closer to their work colleagues, while … Continue reading How to Stay Connected While Working Remotely: Bonding Strategies that Can Work for Any Distributed Team

The Pros and Cons of Making Remote Work Permanent

Gretchen Gordon — May 1, 2020 Working remotely has suddenly become the new normal, and I suspect many leaders have discovered that this remote work thing can actually work, even once the current crisis is resolved. It could permanently transform the workplace allowing for more flexible working arrangements and work from home options. But as … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Making Remote Work Permanent

Tackling the Challenges of Managing Remote Work: 4 Work from Home Best Practice Tips to Guide your Remote Team to Success

Laura Krajewski — April 26, 2020 Most of us have been working from home for over a month, some longer. We’re all living with the challenges of remote work alongside our entire families. Twitter is full of stories of our new normal. A woman, accidentally unmuted, talking to her cat during a large conference call. … Continue reading Tackling the Challenges of Managing Remote Work: 4 Work from Home Best Practice Tips to Guide your Remote Team to Success

5 Secrets to Optimize Your Remote Team’s Performance

Clair Kim — April 17, 2020 Managing employees’ performance is already a tough job. With many employees working at home now, the pressure of that performance management seems bigger than ever. So how can we manage and improve the remote employee’s team performance? Here are 5 secrets from experts to help optimize your remote team’s … Continue reading 5 Secrets to Optimize Your Remote Team’s Performance

SMBs increased exposure from remote work requires a different data security approach

Privacy settings may not be aligned with the usual office devices at-home so hardware and internet providers should be providing updated security strategies. Bill Dinan on April 16, 2020 With the recent stories about Zoom and WebEx calls being compromised by hackers and workers’ heavier reliance on online tools to perform work remotely, privacy and … Continue reading SMBs increased exposure from remote work requires a different data security approach

The Case for Keeping Remote Work Policies After COVID-19

Laura Spawn — April 13, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new wave of U.S. remote work policies for employers who otherwise may not have considered them. Urged by recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and directives from state and local governments, some businesses have implemented emergency telework plans to honor social … Continue reading The Case for Keeping Remote Work Policies After COVID-19