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So many people across the world are now working remotely. They may be concerned about the loss of regular facetime with their team.
But the latest psychological literature suggests that con...
In a 2015 study, researchers found that more communication in a group results in the team members quickly converging on a consensus without really exploring alternatives.
In less well-conne...
Researchers tested how the rhythm of our communication can influence our problem-solving. The participants were divided into three groups.
Research showed that teams working with short "bursts" of communication, followed by longer periods of silence, performed better than less intense conversations extended over a long time....
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Accept that you have to put in place remote work systems, even if more than half of your employees ultimately revert to office-based work.
Intentionally design for the same interactions that would otherwise happen if people were in the office.
Your people need to feel your presence as a leader as they will have fewer opportunities to see you face to face when they work remotely.
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Most leaders have familiar approaches to managing time: setting goals, planning, delegating, tracking commitments, and creating to-do lists. While these approaches do help in self-organization, the...
Instead of increasing the number of productive hours, we can focus on getting the right things done in a timely way. We also need to restore and balance ourselves, our colleagues, family and environment, instead of a neurotic or pathological focus on deadlines.
Find out what's truly important to us and use the finite resource of time wisely.
Phantom workload looks like real work but results in massive unproductivity and even conflict in an organization. The pressure to meet unrealistic expectations causes a vicious cycle of further workload.
Leaders need to take a hard look at what is being avoided or not addressed. Facing difficult tasks that were 'swept under the carpet' earlier strengthens them further to make hard decisions and face difficult people and situations.
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