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Learning to Live Up to Your Potential

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published May 5, 2020 · Last updated May 5, 2020

Living up to your potential: it’s a phrase heard often enough in high school and even college. Maybe you heard it in negative terms: a teacher, for example, insisting that you weren’t “living up to your potential” in class, or a manager who insisted that you weren’t accomplishing as much…

What is “Openness to Experience,” and How Does it Help At Work?

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Apr 28, 2020 · Last updated Apr 28, 2020

If you’ve ever taken personality tests, you’ve most likely run across the Big Five or five-factor personality test at one point or another. The five factors that are measured are extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and openness. While all of the personality traits can affect you at work, one of the…

6 Ways to Enhance Web Conferences So Everyone Gets a Chance to Speak

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Apr 14, 2020 · Last updated Apr 14, 2020

The web conference has become more common than ever, and some of the unconscious rules of polite speech that show up automatically in in-person meetings seem to go out the window. One of the best ways to ensure your web conference works well, with everyone having a way to speak,…

Successfully Working Remotely

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Apr 3, 2020 · Last updated Apr 7, 2020

BioBridges’ Vice President of Medical, Scientific, and Regulatory Communications, Jenny Thayer, is learning to be an expert at successfully working remotely. In November 2019, Jenny presented an educational session at the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Annual Conference on the topic of working remotely, which was developed from a survey…

Developing Effective Workflows in Remote Teams

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Mar 31, 2020 · Last updated Mar 31, 2020

Workflow roadblocks happen in all work processes that involve collaboration, regardless of whether workers are remote or onsite. However, the possibilities for inefficiency multiply when there are additional barriers to communication, and remote teams may feel uniquely stymied by communication challenges. Whether you’ve had problems in the past with ineffective…

Using Social Media to Build Community for Remote Workers

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Mar 24, 2020 · Last updated Mar 24, 2020

As we know, remote workers are playing an increasing role in many businesses. Allowing professionals to work from outside the office can give your company much needed flexibility. You can hire people from all over the world. You can also work with freelancers and independent contractors for specific projects. There…

Busting Remote Work Myths

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Mar 17, 2020 · Last updated Mar 17, 2020

While millions of people now work remotely at least part of the time, there are still a few contingents of people who have set thoughts about remote work. The general skepticism about it creates a good deal of misinformation, but with the right information, you can overcome the myths and…

7 Small Changes to Improve Your Remote Work Experience

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Mar 10, 2020 · Last updated Mar 10, 2020

Being a remote worker often begins with a “honeymoon period,” where things go much better than they did in the office and you grow to enjoy a certain freedom in your day. However, after months or years of working remotely, you may encounter a variety of experiences that make remote…

7 Tips to Positive Video Conference Calls

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Mar 3, 2020 · Last updated Mar 3, 2020

When working remotely, some of your most important communication moments may be conducted via video conference calling software. There are plenty of issues that plague these calls, but at this point, the software for multiple people to video chat at the same time is more reliable than ever before. That…

What Does “Culture” Mean For a Remote Team?

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Feb 25, 2020 · Last updated Feb 25, 2020

Many companies are experiencing a growing realization that their “corporate culture” matters to the success of their teams. The corporate culture tends to be a wide variety of elements, including: How people treat each other and communicate. Traditions, processes, and strategies that are common in the organization. Personality traits that…