Successfully Working Remotely

Avatar by Chelsea Olson · 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 Chelsea Olson · 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 Chelsea Olson · 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 Chelsea Olson · 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 Chelsea Olson · 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 Chelsea Olson · 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 Chelsea Olson · 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 Chelsea Olson · 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 Chelsea Olson · 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 Chelsea Olson · 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…