Figuring out how to make remote work work – suddenly and en masse – can be difficult. This article has gathered nine of the best TED Talks that address the challenges that arise when leading and working from home.
Based on research comparing the productivity of those who are “home working on their couches or in their pajamas” with those commuting and sitting in a cubicle 8 hours a day, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom says no one should be afraid to tell their boss they are working at home. Here is the evidence you need to convince your supervisor to let you give it a try.
Kylie Bell who is experienced in managing virtual teams outlines how they can be cohesive through the leader planning clear goals, roles and processes, arranging work so that progress can be monitored, being available, responsive and reliable when meetings are held, and having a clear meeting agenda.
Tips and techniques will be outlined covering the interpersonal challenges, the potential cultural issues, how to manage productive remote meetings, define key remote processes, deliver projects on time and develop team synergy when your IT staff is scattered.
TED Talk focuses on future of remote work and how it is changing our work culture, results and even lives. Lisette is the director of Collaboration Superpowers, a company that helps people work together from anywhere through online and in person workshops.