Virtual Teams

How To Build Psychological Safety In Distributed Teams

Psychological safety is a vitally important ingredient for high-performing teams, whether they’re co-located or distributed around the world. And it may be an especially important piece for distributed teams. In a psychologically safe situation, everyone feels safe to take interpersonal risks, voice their opinions, admit mistakes and ask questions. Nobody will be punished for admitting …

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Why Psychological Safety Matters In Online Meetings

What’s psychological safety? It’s a situation where everyone feels safe to take interpersonal risks, voice their opinions, admit mistakes and ask questions. Nobody will be punished for admitting a mistake, asking a question or offering an idea. Why does psychological safety matter? A huge piece of research by Google, Project Aristotle, found it was the …

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Would You Dial In To A Christmas Party?

“Would you dial in to the office Christmas party?” asked someone on LinkedIn. “If not, why would you think it’s OK to dial in to a retrospective or other important meeting?” Fair point, well presented. The point of the annual shindig is, obviously: to get all dressed up in uncomfortable and/or expensive clothes take unreliable …

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Six Tips To Make Your Remote Meetings Not Suck: Part 2

There are too many ghastly remote meetings. Let’s make it stop! In this occasional series I share my six top tips for making your remote meetings not suck. 3. Use Breakouts One way to find out more about your colleagues, as well as to get lots of people involved in the conversation, is to use …

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Six Tips To Make Your Remote Meetings Not Suck: Part 1

There are too many dreadful remote meetings. Let’s make it stop! In this occasional series I share my six top tips for making your remote meetings not suck. Tip 1: Know – And Say – Why You’re There Have you ever signed up to attend a remote meeting without expecting to contribute? It’s easy to …

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