Managing Remote Teams
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Managing Remote Teams

How to achieve together, when everybody is working from home

About the Book

Once you have the basic tools installed and you've refreshed yourself on how to put together meeting agendas, what's next? Well, quite a lot, based on a few years of participating in and running distributed teams for established companies. The tools and trappings are just the icing on the cake.

The "cake" is the underlying principles of running teams, and figuring out how to apply them to your remote team.

You will discover:

  • What is the one key thing about running remote teams that makes everything else easier or unnecessary
  • Why senior level alignment is critical for remote team effectiveness
  • How to achieve team outcomes together at a distance
  • Why numbers matter and how to think about them usefully in a remote context
  • How to choose the right metrics to track progress, and why the type of metric matters more than the individual metrics
  • How to achieve and maintain alignment from top to bottom to top
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  • Categories

    • Agile
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Business and IT Alignment
    • Engineering Management
    • Organizational Psychology
    • Leadership
    • Digital Transformation
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About the Author

Luke Szyrmer
Luke Szyrmer

Luke has managed or participated in remote only knowledge work teams for almost a decade. Most recently, he led a program of approximately 30 distributed across 13 time zones and 8 different locations. Over the last 11 years, he has led teams building software, running marketing and sales, and launched a bestselling book. Remotely. In many cases, with people he never met or spoke to in person. Now that everyone has been thrust into a similar situation, he has been helping remote leaders adapt their style to a remote only environment. He is the author of Managing Remote Teams and host of the Managing Remote Teams podcast.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Rethinking meetings
    • Quick challenge ideas
    • Why rethink meetings when going online
    • The impact of “Where” we meet online
    • Who needs to be involved
    • How to contextualize when remote
    • How to run successful meetings
    • How to move meetings online successfully
    • What you can do now
    • Section takeaways
  • Rethinking team motivation
    • Why alignment is linked with motivation
    • Forests, trees, and motivation
    • Why context drives people
    • Why department boundaries matter most
    • How to align or realign within a company
    • What you can do now
    • Section takeaways
  • Rethinking productivity
    • So how do we know our people are really working?
    • What we’ve got here is a failure to delegate
    • The wolf you feed
    • Why traditional productivity measures don’t add up
    • How to track productivity in real-time
    • When will the team be done?
    • What you can do now
    • Section takeaways
  • Epilogue
  • Appendices
    • Principles, quotes, and rules of thumb
    • Glossary
    • Resources
  • Notes

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