Short virtual icebreakers that will boost your virtual meeting

Work meetings are not fun. They are time-consuming and way too often ineffective. And virtual meetings are no exception to that rule. The first rule of a meeting should be: Only have meetings that are necessary. And the second: When in a meeting, get the best out of it. But how to do so? By engaging the whole team from the first minute on. Short virtual icebreakers boost your meeting by creating an engaged and…

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Here are the best tools to socialize with your remote team

You loved to have lunch with your co-workers when you were working in a co-located office? Do you miss these moments as a remote employee? But why? Who says remote teams cannot have lunch together? Cannot meet co-workers for a little chat on the (virtual) hallway? Or have fun together after work?  19% of remote workers suffer from loneliness! (source: buffer remote work 2019 survey). It is time to change that and instead have some…

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Motivate Your Virtual Team With These Easy Icebreakers

In this article, I will present you some of my favourite virtual team icebreakers. I have customized them for remote teams so that you can apply them easily in your virtual meetings. Why utilizing virtual icebreakers? For many reasons, but most important: You will get done more instead of endless or, even worse, no discussions! Plus icebreakers are great virtual team building activities! Some further reasons to have an icebreaker before a meeting: Create an…

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How to foster culture in distributed teams with a team manual

Why is it important to foster company culture in a distributed team when leading virtual teams? To get everybody on the same page. So you can ensure that everybody is moving in the same direction. To give teammates stability and a work environment that they care about. Give people something to believe in and they will go all the way with you. Company culture is shown in the underlying rules of how people work together.…

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What football teaches us about virtual teams and remote management

Companies and sports teams are like well-oiled machines. Like a clockwork where all cogs seamlessly intersect with the next. Every part holds its own very important role. So everybody should concentrate on their own strength. And leave the rest to others. You are a manager of a distributed team and you keep trying to coach your team to be more cohesive, engaged, motivated? You try to create team building activities for them to show your…

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