Wide Links #15: Management, Busyness, Satisfaction

Wide Links #15: Management, Busyness, Satisfaction

Nov 19, 10 • In Links

  • Four managers chime in with tips on leading remote teams.

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      • “For complicated tasks, employees are asked to paraphrase tasks given. The manager reviews and sees if they are both in sync and if any extra input is required. This is more important for employees who are new to the job. Seasoned employees can read between the lines and have the experience required to understand any given task.”

     

  • Getting started with a distributed agile team? Use the smallest set of tools that will support your process.

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      • My suggestion: start really small and humble with the tiniest process.

     

  • *You* know that you’re busy – the question is, how do you make it clear to remote coworkers, clients, or bosses how busy you are? Here are some pointers.

    tags: wideteams

      • Sharing your calendar with your colleagues works, whether you’re an internal or external resource. In the last few months, I’ve shared my calendar with my key ongoing freelance clients, which has made it very easy for them to see when I have availability.

     

  • Psychologists find remote workers are more satisfied with their lot:

    tags: wideteams

      • Teleworkers are more satisfied with their jobs mainly because they are shielded from many of the stressful and distracting aspects of working in an office, including office politics, interruptions, constant meetings, and information overload.

     

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