6 Ways to Reduce Stress in Remote Teams

Project managers have to deal with different kinds of projects. It is very possible that once you would be assigned to a project which implies a lot of pressure. If this happens, you need to be prepared to manage stress and to protect your team from it. Otherwise, people will burn out quickly and the whole endeavor will be derailed.  Before jumping into the details of how to deal with stress on the projects, let`s first try to figure out what are the typical reasons that lead to tension and team burnouts.… [ Read the rest...]

How To Manage Conflicts In Remote Teams

Recent quarantine measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic forced many colocated teams to become remote. Many workers found themselves in a completely new and uncommon situation of collaboration without any physical presence and face-to-face contact with their colleagues. The remote communication via Zoom or other video chat platforms seemed to be a good workaround in this situation, however, it brought up a lot of challenges.… [ Read the rest...]

10 Golden Rules of Productive Remote Meeting

Today project teams distributed all over the globe are becoming more and more widespread. Obviously, project management practices are also evolving in response to these changes. Let’s take meetings as an example of the most powerful project management means. Hosting a productive and efficient meeting within a co-located team has been always a challenge that requires a set of specific skills and experience.… [ Read the rest...]

How to Organize a Secret Santa Gift Exchange in a Remote Team

The end of the year and upcoming Christmas holidays are good opportunities to summarize the year for your team and to have some fun team building activities. A teambuilding activity that is quite relevant for this time is a Secret Santa game. The rules are pretty simple – ¬†you gather your colleagues and they draw random names of their teammates, so that everyone becomes a Secret Santa for another team member that he should keep in a secret.… [ Read the rest...]

Why Remote Teams Matter in 2018?

If someone asks me what an ideal team is like, I will answer without any doubt that an ideal team is a collocated team. And what`s also important, an ideal project manager is the one who works in the same room with a collocated team. This point is easy to explain because, when the whole team is located in the same room and when you as a manager is present there, you may feel the pulse of your team.… [ Read the rest...]