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Tips on Managing a Remote Team (and why it’s worth the effort)

by Jo Disney, Brettrelander.com
May 5, 2014

Decades ago, when face-to-face or written contact were the only plausible methods of communication, it was essential for people to work closely together in the same location. Then, along came the telephone. Remarkably, the telephone only came into widespread use after the Second World War – and it had a revolutionary effect on business. Gradually,...[Click to read more]

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Tech companies reach out to remote workers

by Marco Santana, The Des Moines Register, Usatoday.com
May 4, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa — Kasey McCurdy had little hesitation when Redwood City, Calif.-basedBunchball made him a job offer in 2010. He and his wife had just moved to Ankeny, Iowa, and had their first child. “There was no way I could have left and moved to (Silicon Valley),” said McCurdy, 32. “When they said, ‘You...[Click to read more]

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4 ways to build a successful remote team

by John-Paul Narowski, Venturebeat.com
May 3, 2014

Mass mobile adoption, the growth of online productivity tools, and the emergence of a work-from-home culture are breaking down traditional geographic boundaries when building a company. The new virtual office delivers agility and scaling advantages, while cutting down on overhead costs – but the thought of taking the leap and building a remote team can...[Click to read more]

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Remote Work: Five Months Later

by Varaneckas.com
May 3, 2014

When I officially started working remotely, I thought it does not get any better. My storage room that Iconverted into home office was like a sacred shrine of extreme productivity. Peace and quiet, away from the insanity of open space felt like paradise. I could work whenever I want, go for a run in the...[Click to read more]

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration: Q&A with Jason Fried

by Dawn Reiss, CollaborateMeetings.com
May 1, 2014

When he co-founded 37signals, a Chicago-based software firm, in 1999, Jason Fried had no idea he’d become The New York Times bestselling co-author of “Rework,” a book about starting and running a “right-sized” business.” Three years after the book’s release, Fried and his founding partner, David Hansson (who lives in Denmark), co-authored another book, “Remote:...[Click to read more]

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How to Make Remote Teams Work

by Mattrogish.com
May 1, 2014

274 years The population of Manhattan is roughly 1.5 million people. On the weekend. On a weekday, the population doubles to 3 million people. Almost two million people commute from outside the city. Each work day. Their commute time is, on average, 48 minutes each way. For 1.5 million people, who spend 96 minutes a...[Click to read more]

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CIOs Face Challenges in Managing Remote Teams

by Dennis McCafferty, CIOinsight.com
May 1, 2014

Business legend Richard Branson has said that offices one day will be “a thing of the past.” While that may amount to a bit of hyperbole, it’s projected that 43 percent of U.S. workers will work remotely by 2016, according to industry research. Additional studies have found that telecommuting boosts productivity, performance and overall engagement...[Click to read more]

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Working Remotely Can Bring Your Team Closer

by Brian Martin, Blog.glip.com
April 30, 2014

“Glip has helped me better manage the team remotely and still preserves the culture and stay on the same page.” – Danae Matthews, Business Process Integrator at Blue Streak Technologies (AKA “BSTEK”) Absolutely! Preservation of the culture is key in any great working environment, especially when you’re growing. There is nothing worse than losing the vibe...[Click to read more]

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