6 Steps to Establish a No-Meeting Day in Your Company: Meeting-Free Day`s Pros and Cons

Today`s workplaces are overwhelmed by meetings. This is especially true for the software development industry, and switching to remote work has made this issue even more severe: the number of meetings has increased and their quality has worsened. This redundancy of meetings leads to the situation when workers simply don’t have enough time to do their actual job. They`re jumping from one meeting to another the whole day, switching contexts and wasting their precious time, and at the end of the day it turns out that even half of the planned work wasn’t complete due to these distractions. … [ Read the rest...]

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...]

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...]

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...]