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Two Important Steps in Building A Successful Remote Team

Technology isn’t the only ingredient to a successful work from home team. Yes, it is hugely significant to the way you will communicate, share and collaborate with one another but there is obviously a human element in this equation.  We’ve been through the different technological options, which are your tools for remote work but now

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Working from Home: The Tools You Need

With Working From Home (WFH) becoming the ‘new normal’, many businesses and employees are having to transition into ways of working that are completely unfamiliar. This can be a challenging and intimidating time – especially for those of us who aren’t tech savvy.  Transformed Teams’ main objective is helping businesses implement remote work. We thought

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How to lead your team to survive the first two weeks of working remotely

Transformed Teams’ Workplace Strategist Nina Fountain has written a blog post about surviving working remotely during this time of unprecedented stress and upheaval.  Over the past three weeks the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way employers work, whether they were prepared or not. Remote working can have significant benefits when managed effectively, including the potential

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The role of tech in team trust

Technology is rapidly changing who we trust and how we get to that point, and in a world where teams are working remotely, leaders need to understand how trust is built even when time spent face-to-face is minimal. A team without trust isn’t a team: it’s just a group of people, working together, often making

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Don’t make these rookie errors when leading a dispersed team

Being liberated from an office has significant benefits, but if you get it wrong, you could undermine the benefits you hoped for. The modern workforce is flexible, it’s remote, and the challenges as a leader have evolved. However, it doesn’t mean they can’t be overcome. Each industry, organisation and team will have its unique challenges, but

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Teams: dispersed doesn’t have to mean disconnected

We can no longer dismiss the fact that more and more people are working from home, and the reasons need no explanation. However, even though remote employees report being happier at work and feel more valued, it doesn’t mean you should leave them out in the cold.  I was recently asked by a senior executive

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Why your workspace is vital for productivity

We spend so much time at work; we should make it enjoyable. The work environment affects our state of mind and really plays a significant role in our psychological well-being, creativity and ultimately, our productivity. One of the biggest drivers of the remote workforce is that remote employees can produce better results than their traditional

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Co-working, an inspiration for effective workspaces

There’s a correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation and in Silicon Valley Facebook, Yahoo and Google have designed workspaces to maximise chance encounters. Nina Fountain, the founder of Transformed Teams, agrees that creative ideas aren’t going to happen behind a computer, but how can businesses create spaces that spark collaboration, and fuel innovation? Face-to-face

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The wonder of workplace wellbeing

There is a growing understanding of the impact of stress and busy lives on our health, so it’s not surprising that leaders are looking to create workplaces that benefit the wellbeing of teams. Here Nina Fountain, founder of Transformed Teams, uncovers how leaders can shape an attractive workplace, and improve the welfare of the workforce.

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Enabling Activity-Based Working (ABW)

Activity-Based Working (ABW) or agile working is a transformational business strategy that can create organisational benefits in terms of productivity, collaboration, the achievement of strategic objectives and corporate vision, and the wellbeing of employees. But if it isn’t managed with people in mind first and foremost, there is a risk that the benefits of ABW

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Are you offering staggered work hours yet?

For most of the 20th century, people went to offices in cars the way parts were carried along a conveyor belt – predictably, almost uniformly. Then in the 1970s a cheeky Astronaut – Jack Nilles – proposed that working from home could revolutionise productivity and reduce strain on infrastructure – an apparent win-win. His idea

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Three strategies to achieve teamwork in a crisis

In New Zealand recently we were hit with a 7.8 earthquake that rocked Wellington city to such an extent that 11% of the buildings in the CBD were affected. Many of them closed for business. That left teams working from home or scrambling to find new locations to work. Teams weren’t prepared to be working

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Why your next strategic move should be to disrupt your work style

Self-driving cars will hit the road at the end of this year. What do self-driving cars have to do with your business? Perhaps more than you previously thought. Did you know that this year BMW will release 40 self-driving cars? Volvo also expects to release 100 self-driving cars this year and Tesla will enable full

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Distributed teams: The growth strategy used by the savviest startups

Growing an amazing business requires strategy and breakthrough thinking. In this article we propose an approach you may not have thought of.  For many small businesses seeking growth, there are essential elements required for your growth strategy.  Whilst it is important to have a good understanding of your current state – ‘where are we now?’

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