Cultivating Extraordinary Culture on Distributed Teams

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Jul 31, 2015

Culture is the most essential element in building healthy and high-performing teams.

A positive work environment makes team members feel appreciated, builds a sense of community, and helps foster overall job satisfaction.

However, all too often, company culture is considered an after-thought, and addressed way too late after the "core" business needs are met.

The distributed (“remote”) team offers additional challenges, as co-workers miss many of the traditional culture sustaining activities around the watercooler, over drinks, or after work hours.

In this session we will explore the topics:

Choosing the best collaboration tools for distributed teams
Improving remote team engagement and sustainable performance
Building a sense of community and opportunities for learning and growth
Best practices for to balancing work and home life
Managing conflict, issues and "bad apples"
Finding mission, meaning and significance in at work
This session will include both a presentation and a facilitated open discussion to elicit the wisdom of the participants.

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