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…

Being a Great e-Networker When Working Remotely

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Oct 29, 2019 · Last updated Oct 29, 2019

When you move into a long-term remote work situation, it may at first be an ideal set-up for getting work done, using your past commuting time more productively, and enjoying the savings on commuting costs. However, after a bit of time, it can feel like remote work creates some isolation….

Top 4 Challenges of Managing Remote Teams

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Oct 8, 2019 · Last updated Oct 22, 2019

More and more companies are recognizing the advantages of using remote teams. Remote working allows for greater flexibility and lets you collaborate with people anywhere in the world. When you start leveraging this type of work model, you’re no longer limited to finding qualified individuals in your own area.

9 Tips for Navigating Remote Team Conflict

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Oct 1, 2019 · Last updated Oct 22, 2019

When there is workplace conflict in the traditional sense, it’s fallen to managers and leaders to address the problem in person and find a solution that suits everyone. But with today’s growing remote workforce, managing workplace conflict among remote team members can be quite challenging. If your bioinformatics team isn’t…

The Challenges, Benefits, and Solutions of Remote Teams Working Across Time Zones

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Sep 24, 2019 · Last updated Sep 25, 2019

With the advent of cloud collaboration tools, remote work is not just possible; it’s popular. Thousands of businesses today are made up of team members from across the country and across the globe. Remote work has opened doors to companies engaging professionals who could never have relocated to live near…

Promoting Mentorship in Remote Teams

Avatar by Amy Steinberg · Published Sep 17, 2019 · Last updated Sep 25, 2019

Mentorship lies in very specific moments, a light bulb going off for an employee that their supervisor or colleague wants to help them succeed. Much of what we think of traditionally as mentoring behavior is tied up in spontaneous conversations over coffee or across a cubicle wall, without planning. When…

Creating a Positive Culture… With a Mix of Remote and Non-Remote Workers

Avatar by Daniel Wiggins · Published Sep 8, 2019 · Last updated Sep 25, 2019

Workers in a company where the culture is vibrant and supportive can feel like they are set up to succeed, making them more motivated to achieve their best rather than just a reasonable outcome. As more offices reap the benefits of offering remote work possibilities, the cultures that have been…

Steps to Building a Successful Remote Team

Avatar by Daniel Wiggins · Published Sep 3, 2019 · Last updated Sep 3, 2019

More and more companies are relying on remote teams to work on projects. While technology has made it convenient for people to work together from any location, there are certain challenges that come with this approach. As a relatively new way of working, businesses are still figuring out some of…

6 Struggles Remote Workers Know All Too Well

Avatar by Daniel Wiggins · Published Aug 27, 2019 · Last updated Aug 27, 2019

According to some estimates, 52% of global employees work remotely at least one day per week. Most of us have internet connections and reliable computers now, so that number will likely only rise in the future. There are many benefits that come with remote work. You probably know about them:…

6 Steps to Create a Happier Remote Work Experience

Avatar by Daniel Wiggins · Published Aug 20, 2019 · Last updated Aug 20, 2019

Working remotely is not a new experience for many employees. Many employers have realized the benefits to themselves and their workforce by allowing work location flexibility or outsourcing their operations entirely to home offices. However, many employees are dismayed to discover that, without any preparation, the process of becoming a…