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Beware of communication fragmentation!

Beware of communication fragmentation!

I can literally write a book about this! Now no one digital communication tool is perfect, so don’t look for that, rather settle on something that ticks most boxes. If you don’t insist on a single...

Work-from-anywhere prerequisite

Work-from-anywhere prerequisite

A team must possess the skill to communicate and collaborate at distance as effectively as if they were sitting around a table in-person. It must be that seamless. This skill is often referred to as...

Google Doc vs Whiteboard

Google Doc vs Whiteboard

“We need to be in the same room with a whiteboard to brainstorm!” Have you heard that before? Let’s see if there is a better way: On a physical whiteboard you can: Easily draw shapes and...

Long-term work from anywhere is dependent on this

Long-term work from anywhere is dependent on this

A digital workplace or “office in the cloud” that rests on a solid foundation of work-from-anywhere best practices. Some of these are: A leadership team 100% in support of the conceptA team with...

Why some employees want to be back in-person

Why some employees want to be back in-person

From the 2021 Microsoft Work Trends Index: From my experience, this is driven primarily by a terrible remote work experience driven primarily by being forced into this way of working at short...

Remote work resistance

Remote work resistance

As leadership teams consider their post-pandemic workplace strategies you hear sentiments like this: "Our plan to bring everyone back to the office is in no way a reflection of our employees not...

Most companies stuck in synchronous remote work

Most companies stuck in synchronous remote work

This new data from Microsoft shows most companies new to remote work are stuck in “Synchronous Remote Work” or at Level 2 of the 5-Level remote work maturity model. Most are trying to: Ctrl + C...

Looking back: What impact has covid had?

Looking back: What impact has covid had?

Here are some interesting data points from this HBR piece entitled Is Your C-Suite Equipped to Lead a Digital Transformation - “77% of CEOs reported that the pandemic sped up their companies’...

What is your biggest struggle with remote work

What is your biggest struggle with remote work

This data point from Buffers 2021 State of Remote Work. Notice the % of people experiencing difficulties with collaboration & communication that started working remotely due to covid. This is...