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How to build psychological safety in your remote team ?

The problem Originally posted on Medium by Rajiv Ayyangar Psychological safety—the freedom to speak up without fear of negative criticism or consequence—is the best-studied social dynamic of effective teams. Harvard Business School’s Amy Edmondson describes a psychologically-safe team as one where “Individuals feel they can speak up, express their concerns, and be heard…they’re not full of fear…[they are] more interested in learning, excellence, and genuinely connecting with others than in looking good.” As has been shown again and again, psychological safety unlocks creative and productive collaboration. This means that, for any team, cultivating psychological safety should be a priority. In person, here’s what this looks like: After an important meeting, John notices Erin looks worried, so swivels his chair and asks her if everything’s okay, leading to…

15 Tips For Building A Strong Culture Among Your Remote Tech Team

15 Tips For Building A Strong Culture Among Your Remote Tech Team

Originally Posted on Forbes Technology Council Establishing a strong, cohesive company culture has become a subject of great importance in the modern workplace. While doing this can be a challenge for any business, it can be especially tricky for tech teams with members who work remotely. Ensuring everyone feels like part of the team—even from thousands of miles away—is crucial. That’s why we asked a panel of Forbes Technology Council members to share their strategies for building and maintaining a company culture among a remote team. 1. Leverage Tech To Promote Fun, Personal Interactions Just because you are remote doesn’t mean you cannot participate in fun things together. Using messengers and tools like Slack to create fun employee polls and channels that…

How To Hire Engineers In A Competitive City

How To Hire Engineers In A Competitive City

 Originally posted on Forbes GETTY Hiring engineers is difficult, particularly in cities where tech talent is in high demand. In these areas within the United States, there are often more job listings for software engineers than there are actual software engineers. This makes things difficult, particularly for smaller software shops, as they have to compete with the offers that larger tech companies are able to make. At my company, we have always approached hiring a little differently, and I think that is why we have a much easier time hiring talented senior engineers than other companies in our area. Additionally, our business often helps other companies throughout the United States build their technical teams, proving the success of this methodology. Change the…

11 Best Practices for Working Remotely

11 Best Practices for Working Remotely

By usefyi.com (Original Post: https://usefyi.com/remote-work-best-practices/) There isn’t much mystery when it comes to working in an office. Every day, you: Get dressed in company-appropriate attire. Commute to work. Join a few meetings. Take coffee breaks. Indulge in hallway conversations and lunches with coworkers. Go see a client. Commute home. Remote work is completely different. There’s no one-size-fits-all formula. Everyone has different work styles. Different times at which they work. Different work locations. Different time zones. Even though the rise of remote work isn’t a new trend, many people are still figuring out how to work remotely through trial and error, doing their best to stay happy and productive. And it’s not just people, companies struggle at making remote work too. What’s…