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
Lukasz Szyrmer

Lukasz 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
    • Top 15 tips when running your meetings online
    • What you can do now
    • Section takeaways
  • Rethinking motivation
    • Quick challenge ideas
    • Why alignment is linked with motivation
    • How to reduce ambiguity and why it matters
    • Forests, trees, and motivation
    • Why context drives people
    • Why department boundaries matter most
    • How to align or realign within a company
    • If the direct approach fails
    • How to break down silos in your company
    • What you can do now
    • Section takeaways
  • Rethinking productivity
    • Quick challenge ideas
    • So how do we know our people are working?
    • Why traditional productivity measures don’t add up
    • What we’ve got here is a failure to delegate
    • The wolf you feed
    • Given outcomes, teams can manage their own work
    • How to apply a team lens to output
    • Revisiting individual productivity
    • 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
    • Bibliography
    • Resources
  • Notes

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