Welcome to Wide Teams

Jun 7, 10 • In Basics

More and more companies are considering making the jump to distributed teams. There are attractive advantages to going remote, including cost savings, a wider talent pool to draw from, and an improved work/life balance. But there are pitfalls as well. For many organizations considering a move to widely dispersed teams, there are a lot of unanswered questions.

Hello and welcome to Wide Teams, the blog about geographically dispersed collaboration!

More and more companies are considering making the jump to distributed teams. There are attractive advantages to going remote, including cost savings, a wider talent pool to draw from, and an improved work/life balance. But there are pitfalls as well. For many organizations considering a move to widely dispersed teams, there are a lot of unanswered questions.

I created this blog because apart from the odd blog post here and there, there is a shortage of collected information about the challenges, lessons learned, and successes of groups collaborating remotely. I intend for this site to become the source for all kinds of information about dispersed teamwork, including:

  • Interviews with managers and members of dispersed teams
  • Reviews of tools that facilitate remote communication and collaboration
  • From-the-trenches articles on mistakes made, lessons learned, and successes achieved while transitioning to a dispersed model
  • Tips and hacks for making distributed collaboration go more smoothly
  • And much more…

It’s my hope that anyone with an interest in dispersed teamwork will gain something from the articles on this site. In particular, you may find this blog helpful if you are:

  • A leader in an organization, trying to decide whether a switch to remote work is worth the risks
  • A project manager managing a partially or fully distributed team
  • A creative professional, wondering if remote work is for you
  • A current remote worker, looking for ways to improve team communication and work more effectively from a distance.

If you fit any of those profiles I hope you’ll stick around and see what this site has to offer. There’s lots of great content coming soon, so be sure to bookmark this site and subscribe to the RSS feed. Thanks!

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4 Responses to Welcome to Wide Teams

  1. Chris McGrath says:

    Really excited to see a site on this topic. Have been working in a distributed company for a few years now and have been disappointed that most of the resources available assume distributed means offshore development.

  2. […] months ago (technically, six months ago yesterday) I published the first Wide Teams blog post. Since then I’ve interviewed dozens of remote workers, made a lot of awesome new friends, and […]

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