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Leading a hybrid team? Make use of online collaboration tools

One of the biggest challenges in leading a hybrid team is that the physical distance between employees means that you lose the collaboration that naturally happens when team members are face-to-face.  Fortunately, there are things you can do to compensate

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Your virtual team must have some common working hours

Today’s video blog post is Strategy #5 in our series on what you can do to better lead your hybrid or virtual team.  Back in Strategy #1, I told you that one of four specific areas you should focus on

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Jointly develop team norms and standards for your virtual or hybrid teams

In my last strategy on Leading virtual or hybrid teams, I started explaining how to conduct a kick-off meeting to get your team’s buy-in to your desired workplace culture. I told you about how to create a word cloud as

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Improve long-distance leadership by conducting a visioning exercise with your team

Today is Strategy #2 in our video series on Leading hybrid and virtual teams.  In our first strategy in this new video series, I explained that when it comes to long-distance leadership, one of the most important things you should

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A lesson in collaboration from hermit crabs

Collaboration is an important component of inspired and energized workplaces.  And as a leader, it is your responsibility to create a climate that fosters collaboration between team members.  As regular readers of the blog know, I am often drawn to

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If sharing information is so valuable … why do so few people do it?

A couple of years ago, I wrote briefly on the blog (and a lengthier article) about Don Tapscott’s 2006 bestseller Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (The benefits of mass collaboration), and a recent event got me thinking once again

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