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Keeping a remote team motivated and engaged

By Nadia Harris

One of the most common questions about remote work is how to keep a remote team motivated. Many leaders keep sharing concerns about the morale and behavior of their team members. This is also a hot topic on a global scale, resulting in endless discussions in social media. Many ideas are being shared such as playing Bingo or watching movies together that results in sitting in front of a computer screen for many hours. There are also ideas such as sharing small gifts with all team members. And well, as much as such initiatives seem quite pleasant and they express some appreciation – they don’t have much in common with engagement. Additionally, organizations are now discussing how to incentivize employees within physical office spaces if they eventually consider a hybrid working setup. All such ideas will surely impact the employee experience in general, but they definitely won’t directly contribute to long-term motivation and engagement. This is why the aspect of motivating and engaging remote team members must be discussed from a scalable perspective that will impact all team members equally.

Why a people-first culture is the new priority Part 2

By Geraldine Woloch-Addamine

1- The Future of Work is about TRUST to shield from the chaotic world

If you learn about trust everywhere, it’s for a good reason. Trust is the ultimate emotion that can erase burnout. People at high-trust companies report 40% less burnout.

How even is that possible?

When we feel trust, we increase the brain's chemical oxytocin level. This substance activates a brain network that makes us more empathetic and eager to understand others better.

Asking the right questions to track remote team well being

Asking the right questions to track remote team well being Every leader wants to do right by their employees, supporting them through high-intensity periods of work and particularly stressful moments so they don’t get burned out. Building an environment of general team wellbeing, however, starts with taking care of oneself. As a leader, you have to create mental space and have the emotional energy to make sure your whole workforce is supported, and this can be a challenge when you are feeling overly stressed yourself.

Why a people-first culture is the new priority Part 1

By Geraldine Woloch-Addamine

1- What about the Great Resignation or the economic downturn factors?

The Great Resignation is not an isolated phenomenon but rather an ongoing trend - The numbers have been pretty much steady for the past few months. Even in an economic downturn, retaining top talents is critical to sustaining productivity.

We begin to realize the high cost to the organization's performance of relationship deteriorations within teams and its impact on the social capital of companies.

Engagement Tools That Go Beyond the Office

Engagement! What is it anyway and why is it so important in the workplace?  The idea of engagement in the workplace has a lot to do with what causes individuals to be motivated and excited about their conditions at work. Engagement increases performance, encourages a healthy work-life balance, and has the propensity to keep employees committed to an organization.  It also encourages inclusivity in that it gives everyone an opportunity to participate, reducing barriers and creating stronger connections.

Building Your Remote Work Confidence

By: Tamara Sanderson

A long time ago, in a land far away, lived a Persian poet and Sufi mystic—Rumi—and while he lived eight centuries ago, his words are just as powerful today.


As they say in journalism, don’t bury the ledge, and Rumi adheres, starting this poem, The Sight of the Soul, with an insight that goes straight to the heart:


“One of the marvels of the world

Is the sight of a soul sitting in prison

How to Manage Remote Talent During the Great Resignation

By: Jacques Buffett, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Expert at Zety

In 2021, three words reflected the ongoing turmoil in the US labor market. The Great Resignation.

Back in 2020, everyone had hunkered down, both in their personal and work lives.

But as the winter of 2021 rolled into spring, change was in the air. A successful vaccination program gave new hope. And the prolonged period of forced introspection made many question their employment situation.

Lead Remotely and Effectively with Emotional Intelligence

By: Sylvia Baffour, Emotional Intelligence Expert and Author of I Dare You to Care.
2022 Fourth Quarter CAVO Visiting Virtual Expert

It’s no secret that more and more people are working remotely, and this is not just a passing trend. In fact, an Upwork survey reveals that 1 in 4 Americans will be working remotely by the end of 2021. They also predict that 36.2 million people will be working remotely by 2025, an 87% increase from pre-pandemic levels.

Think Your Virtual Organization is Immune to Zoom Fatigue? Think Again!

It’s easy for those of us working in virtual organizations to snicker at the idea of “Zoom Fatigue” and virtual meeting burnout. After all, this virtual communication environment is old hat to many of us! We were Zooming long before COVID was even a whisper on the horizon!

How to Use Knowledge Management Practices to Support Workforce Retention

With the Great Resignation upon us, those in the workforce who are not resigning but who can choose where to work may opt to work remotely rather than commuting regularly to an office.


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