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Sharing our approach to leading a virtual team and surviving a pandemic – special podcast episode

This is the last of the conversational blog posts (cross-posted here) between Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell) and an opportunity to reflect on the past year. Our ALT Staff team will continue to blog about the journey as a virtual team and we look forward to what 2021 holds in store for us.  But for now, we want to recognise Martin’s contribution as over the past three years, over dozens of posts and…

Virtual Teams – the final episode and… keeping blogging!

Leading Virtual Teams? Homeworking? Is there something you'd like us to discuss? After 3 years of blogging #virtualTeams, 35+ posts & podcasts… 320 comments… 65,000 words, @mhawksey and I are preparing a very special podcast – the final instalment of our series! pic.twitter.com/34EQ0gnU0d — Dr Maren Deepwell (@MarenDeepwell) November 25, 2020 What is it like to lead a virtual team? What are the high points? What are the challenges? For the past three years we…

How we survived a pandemic: Part 6 – Wellbeing as a home-worker… where are you on the unicorns ‘🦄’ and pumpkins ‘🎃’ scale?

This is a conversational blog post (cross-posted here) between Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell). We are using this approach to create some space to think together in ‘unprecedented times’.  In this month’s post we reflect on wellbeing as homeworkers, particularly under the pressures and strains of current times.  As part of this we look at ways individuals and teams can check-in on how they are doing using resources from the What Works Centre…

How we survived a pandemic: Part 5 – Virtual team meeting ice breakers from the ALT Staff Team

This is a conversational blog post (cross-posted here) between Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell). We are using this approach to create some space to think together in ‘unprecedented times’.  This month’s post is a bit different from the usual, as we celebrate a team effort of inventing ice breakers for our weekly team meetings, which take place for an hour every Wednesday morning. We’ve got everything from “share your four-legged friends” to “lockdown…

How we survived a pandemic: Part 4 – Virtual pizza nights and other distributed team social activities

This is a conversational blog post (cross-posted here) between Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell). We are using this approach to create some space to think together in ‘unprecedented times’.  For regular readers this is a slight departure from our regular ‘Virtual Teams’ posts (you can read those on our Virtual Teams summary page) taking a broader view of work whilst midst global pandemic.  In this month’s post we share our reflections on socialising…

How we survived a pandemic: Part 3 – Ups and Downs (and sideways) of life as a virtual team

This is a conversational blog post (cross-posted here) between Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell). We are using this approach to create some space to think together in ‘unprecedented times’.  For regular readers this is a slight departure from our regular ‘Virtual Teams’ posts (you can read those on our Virtual Teams summary page) taking a broader view of work whilst midst global pandemic.  In this month’s post we share some thoughts prompted by…

How we survived a pandemic: Part 2 – Music, spice and other things nice

This is a conversational blog post (cross-posted here) between Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell).  We are using this approach to create some space to think together in ‘unprecedented times’. It’s open leadership in practice and in pandemic times. For regular readers this is a slight departure from our regular ‘Virtual Teams’ posts (you can read those on our Virtual Teams summary page) taking a broader view of work whilst midst global pandemic.  In…

How we survived a pandemic: Part 1 – No kind of normal

This is a conversational blog post (cross-posted here) between Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell).  We are using this approach to create some space to think together in ‘unprecedented times’. It’s open leadership in practice and in pandemic times. For regular readers this is a slight departure from our regular ‘Virtual Teams’ posts (you can read those on our Virtual Teams summary page) taking a broader view of work whilst midst global pandemic.  We…

Virtual Teams: moving parts

Welcome to this month’s post (cross-posted here) in which we, that is Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell), openly share our approach to leading a virtual team. If this is your first time visiting this post series or you’d like to review previous posts go to our Virtual Teams summary page. This month we start our third year as a virtual team and we talk about the ups and downs of moving house as…

Virtual Teams: The heartbeat of a virtual team

Virtual Teams: The heartbeat of a virtual team  Welcome to this month’s post (cross-posted here) in which we, that is Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) and Maren Deepwell (@marendeepwell), openly share our approach to leading a virtual team. If this is your first time visiting this post series or you’d like to review what we’ve posted in 2019 Maren has a Virtual Teams summary page. This month we are talking about Slack, scheduling team meetings, and how…

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