Busting Remote Work Myths

Avatar by Amy Peyser · 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 Peyser · 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 Peyser · 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 Peyser · 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 Peyser · 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 Peyser · 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 Peyser · 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 Peyser · 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 Peyser · 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…