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#LTHEchat 254: Hybrid working: new frontiers in professional practice. Led by @MarenDeepwell

Image of a team leader doing a team review with his team virtually. (Source: iStock) I am really looking forward to returning as a guest to the wonderful #LTHEchat for a conversation all about hybrid working. I’m curious to hear different perspectives and see where this conversation leads us. Below is a re-post of the original post on the #LTHEchat site: For #LTHEChat 254 we are going to shift our focus from learning to work.…

How to… Lead Virtual Teams.

I am really excited to share a glimpse at my next project: How to… Lead Virtual Teams – a course in ten podcasts. What is it like to manage a virtual team and to lead an organisation from home? How can you not only meet budget targets and KPIs but balance business needs with employee happiness and wellbeing? My aim for Leading Virtual Teams as a book was to explore current practice in succeeding in…

Virtual Team Adventures in Asana

Our team is currently moving to Asana. “Asana is a web and mobile “work management” platform designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work.” This is a big moment, as we have tried and not adopted various other similar tools including Basecamp, Trello, Google Tasks and Project Management tools within Google Workspace. However, things are finally moving into place, and with a couple of colleagues alreday familiar with and/or inspired by the platform,…

Leading Virtual Teams: Book launch in a post

It’s been such a pleasure to celebrate the launch of the Leading Virtual Teams book last week, and a special moment for me as it is my first solo book publication. This post brings all the resources and information about the book together in one place, so whether you’d like to catch up or take a deeper dive, jump right in: About the book Leading Virtual Teams – Field Notes from a CEO by Dr Maren…

Leading Virtual Teams: Missed moments

With the holiday season coming up, our team has had a long overdue in person Team Day and we are also planning a virtual get together in a few weeks. These social activities are important to virtual teams, and I really value the opportunity to spend time with colleagues in a more relaxed way. Blended approaches to working together can help shape the dynamic of the year, and punctuate long periods of remote working with…

Out now! Leading Virtual Teams

Today is an exciting day for me, as my book goes out into the world. It’s my first experience of this kind of publication, and feels quite different from anything I have published before. As an Open Access publication, the book is immediately and freely available to download and read online and I am really looking forward to celebrating the launch of the book this evening in conversation with ALT’s Chair, Professor Helen O’Sullivan. Thanks…

New adventures in podcasting

For the past few years I have indulged in my love for internet radio. DS106 has been the most fun, a valuable way to connect with colleagues and friends, to have some fun during lockdown and beyond. Last year I started remote working radio shows on DS106radio, sharing the story of writing my book, ideas and insights and had some wonderful special guests along the way. It was a great season of chat and music…

Book launch week unpacked

I am really, really happy that this week my book is finally going to be published. The digital edition has been ready for a while and the first proof of the print version arrived this week, so it’s starting to feel real. Yesterday I added the ISBN to the cover design and ‘BOOM!’ – it felt like a proper book. Publishing a book feels scary. It took me nearly two years to write, although I…

Monthly News, August 2022

Hello there 🙂 The big news is that I have completed the book and sent it to the publisher. After about 18 months of writing and reviewing, editing and finally formatting all the references I sent all the files off for editing yesterday.  It’s been such a joy to work on this book at evenings and weekends, but I am also glad to be free to enjoy the summer weather and focus on my main…

Leading Virtual Teams – Monthly Book News, July 2022

This month I am making the final edits, before sending the book to the publisher for copy editing in mid August. I have also been working on the cover and thinking about what resources and activities I want to work on ahead of the book launch later this year. As summer is the busiest time for me at work, progress is slow going just now, and I am making the most of the warm weather…