What I Touched This Week 2020-01-26

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  • State of Remote Work 2019 | Buffer
  • 4 Ways Our Remote Team Creates Water Cooler Moments | HiringThing  As a 100 percent remote company, it can be challenging to have “water cooler moments” — times when we strike up casual conversations and learn interesting things about one another.
  • Achieve High Productivity in Your Remote Team  Remote workers boast about being more productive than traditional office workers. Instead of wasting time at the water cooler and trying to look busy a remote worker actually gets stuff done. This is because remote teams have always been result-oriented and not otherwise.
    • “long and short time goals should be well communicated to all the employees to keep their interests aligned”
    • “Weekly or biweekly conference calls are a must”
  • Creating remote watercooler moments  Are remote teams doomed to failure? Is it possible to build a positive team culture when everyone is distributed? One of the most common arguments against remote working is that remote teams miss opportunities to have ‘watercooler moments’.
    • “Kudos. This section of the meeting is our time to thank or celebrate teammates who've been helpful or particularly awesome.”
    • “Each Friday afternoon, we have Show and Tell time scheduled.”
  • How Many Hours in a Week Should You Work? - Toggl Blog  How many hours in a week should you work? As it turns out, the answer has less to do with your schedule and more to do with your time management skills.  Jonah works the same schedule almost every single week. He clocks in at around 8:30 a.m.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work | Zapier
  • Leading Distributed: The Remote Guide to Management | Twist
    • “When you're managing a team it's your job to take your company's wider goals and translate them into more specific goals for your team.”
    • “Let them know you trust their judgement.”
    • “Point them to data points to help form a decision.”
    • “Critical feedback needs to be delivered in a timely manner – do not wait for a monthly 1:1.”
    • “Creating a Management User Guide”
    • “Default to overcommunication.”
    • “How to ask for your opinion on something specific: “If you want my feedback about ongoing work, please provide me with context beforehand. Avoid mentioning me in the middle of a conversation with “@Leah thoughts?". I can't effectively provide you with feedback this way!””
  • Designing Without Whiteboards: The Remote Guide to Product Design | Twist
    • “less is said about companies doing their homework on candidates.”
  • Scaling Your Remote Team: The Remote Guide to Hiring | Twist

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