Article: 16 effective management practices for leading remote teams

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Have you imagined that a time would come that your employees will work from home? No one was prepared to manage employees while working from home. However the attached article highlights the most useful tips for managers to handle remote teams, and here they are :

1. Trust your employees

2. Set up recruiting one-on-ones

3. Host daily meeting (cyber meeting) especially for on going projects.

4. Set clear expectations

5. When hiring new members, let your employees be part of it.

6. Always take the most advantages of technology

7. Encourage communication, and plan for vertual activities.

8. Let them know that you are investing in them

9. Aim for shorter meetings

10. Keep everyone involved and in the same page

11. Create a routine meeting, and never avoid vedio callings.

12. Celebrate success and lead with empathy

I believe that the most important thing is that employees should feel the responsibility towards the outcomes of their job, accordingly they should be fully aware of the goals and what is really needed to achieve.

Would you like to add anything else?

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Article: The Brain’s ‘Prediction Machine’ Anticipates the Future When Listening to Music

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How many times, when you are listening to a song and you found yourself predicting the next word or the next tone? When this happens to me, I think how good I am in predictions till I read the attached article. It highlights how our brain is a very powerful machine, although scientists have not yet discovered it all.

The attached article talks about a study where researchers found how participants were able to predict the next melody when they are listening to a piece of music. They believe that the results could be applied also to languages, and communication.

If our brain recognizes a system to be able to predict the next melody, couldn’t it predict other important events in different domains?

Do you feel that your brain could predict any events in your life?

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Article: 7 Words and Phrases That Make People Think Less of You Professionally

Words are not only a communication tool, but also explain how skillful you are.

The author suggests to replace a few words in order to show that you are in control of your business. For example, avoid saying “I can’t”, “I don’t have time” or “it is not my job” or “I do not know”. Give a specific date instead of saying “soon”.

Whether you agree with the author or not, I believe one should always walk the extra miles for the customer and should always care about acquiring new skills that strength the business.

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Article: Try this brain-based leadership model to collaborate and influence others

SCARF frame, as the author of this attached article, promises to be a great help for leaders especially nowadays when uncertainty rises and changes are coming faster than we think.

The frame that the author highlights would help leader to lead to the desired goal. At the end of the day, the role of leader could be more important than we think. It is the leadership that we seek especially in difficult situations and circumstances. We need the leader to communicate clearly, to be able to predict the future, to make us feel as valued component of the whole process, don’t we?

Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, & Fairness. Those are the main points that the author discusses in the attached article.

Do you agree? Would you add other elements?

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Article: How to Write Professional Emails? 8 Simple Rules to Live By

It doesn’t hurt to update our email writing skills from time to time, especially if you are like me, use email as a main professional communication tool.

I understand that you are aware of the protocol of writing professional emails, however, things are changing since environment is fast-changing around us. For example, the author of the attached article suggests to use: “keep safe”, instead of: “regards” to end your email.

Do you use email as your main communication tool?

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