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25 Fun Virtual Team Building Activities

Working with a virtual team can create new and exciting prospects. Remote working can also be difficult. Managing your team and making sure tasks are being handled in a timely fashion can be hard to do when you are not face to face with your team. You might need not

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Can you work remotely and still be innovative?

Back in the 2010s when we here at SketchDeck (we provide design teams on demand) were building our first remote teams, we had a big fear: are we going to lose that creative magic that accompanies being in a room together and brainstorming? Will our product development and brand creativity

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Fairytrail’s Adventures With A Remote Team

This is the story of how tech company, Fairytrail, works remotely. Remote from Day 1 Fairytrail is a dating app for remote workers (we can live anywhere!), and we started the company fully remote. With developers in Canada, Berkeley, and India, we got to work developing the MVP in late 2018.

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Remote AID 2020
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Six Steps To Having The Best Remote AID Ever

We are so excited to be hosting a full day working from home online event to help both businesses and employees who are struggling to create work from home practices.  With thousands of people attending RemoteAID we wanted to share our top six tips for getting the most out of

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Why Businesses Should Hire Remote Internships

The ‘virtual internship’ is a fairly new term that has been tending over the last decade. From the outside, allowing remote working looks like a bit of a fad — used by businesses who want to brand themselves to look modern and Facebook-esque. Yet, in practice, having remote interns can

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What is a virtual office for remote teams?

Virtual offices provide a space for teammates to meet, work together, and bond. Used primarily by remote workers, virtual offices provide the benefits of an office without forcing people to commute to the same space. Why use a virtual office The consensus top two issues in remote work are loneliness

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Are Remote Workers More Productive Working From Home?

Today’s workplace is rapidly changing to accommodate modern employee expectations and increasing knowledge on how to keep staff satisfied and productive. One particular shift has been in remote working trends. In 2016, 43% of employees worked remotely “at least sometimes”, according to one Gallup survey, up from 39% in 2012.

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The Mental Health Challenges of Remote Work

And what remote companies, managers, and employees can do about it The flexibility to work where you want when you want should support work-life balance, but often it does the exact opposite. In contrast to a traditional office, remote work puts much more focus on output — what did you

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Building Psychological Safety in a Hybrid Team

Imagine you’re the only remote employee on an otherwise co-located team. It’s time for the weekly team meeting and you’re Zoomed in as a giant face on the screen while the rest of your teammates sit together around a conference room table. A topic of debate emerges from the team

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How to Shield Your Business Against the Coronavirus

Take a quick look. What’s trending on your news and social feeds right now?  We bet it has something to do with the novel coronavirus, the nebulous name given to the pandemic that’s currently making its way across the world. Since the first case was reported in the U.S. in

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News Regarding Coronavirus and Running Remote

Since the City of Austin has announced a local State of Disaster we have been working closely with the public health department and suppliers to access the risks associated with continuing producing Running Remote in Austin this April.  Your safety is our primary concern. To reduce the risk of exposure

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3 Top Tips to Create a great Remote Culture

There’s no denying that remote working is gaining traction in the world of work, with established brands and start-up businesses embracing a new way of working remotely.  And this new phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, there are more signs that it’ll speed up and make an

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