Remote Teams

Facilitating Remotely: What I’ve Just Learned

The other night I spoke at an Agile coaches’ retreat in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But I didn’t have to travel 3,777 miles across the Atlantic – I connected via video conference. Does that make me a hypocrite? Regular readers of this blog, and students of my courses such as Remote Meetings Masterclass, will know I’m …

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Should You Record Online Meetings And/Or Training?

I’m delivering loads of live-online training about online meetings at the moment. There’s Remote Meetings Mastery (with Lisette Sutherland) and Remote Agile Facilitator for Adventures with Agile, plus a train-the-trainer for ICAgile. Plus, I’m gearing up for the year’s biggest online event for Clean Language enthusiasts, Metaphorum 2019. And there’s one question that keeps being …

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Building Trust With Clean Language

Within organisations and around the business world, one of the most useful ways to use Clean Language is to build trust – including amongst people who feel different from each other. That difference might be described as a cultural gap, or in language like “them and us” or “silos”. But more often the challenge isn’t …

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The 3 Questions You Must Ask Before Choosing An Online Sticky-Note Tool

Facilitators love sticky-notes! Colourful, accessible, flexible… and temporary. They allow groups to capture and manipulate their thoughts in an accessible, interactive way. So when facilitators start to work online – assuming that they’re able to see and hear everyone clearly, and have video breakout rooms to play with – it’s sticky notes (aka Post-Its) that …

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Are Your Meetings Metastasising? Here’s The Cure

Meetings tend to proliferate as organisations grow, but in-the-room ones are limited by… rooms. As our meetings go remote, and that physical constraint is removed, it seems the number of meetings can quickly get out of control.  That’s just maths, apparently. (Read more on this in my recent blog post.)  As the time available for …

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