Today's episode consists entirely of Pilar and Lisette's virtual coffee and they talk about the best things and the worst things about working in virtual teams.
We have a few updates, but not too many.
We talk about our online co-working space Virtual Team Talk,
Sqwiggle closing down,
should you take photos,
how Oleg Konovalov sent us his book Organisational Anatomy: A Manager's Guide to a Healthy Organisation (Towards the Twenty-First Century Organization)
and Lisette is reading the biography Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future,
Lisette mentions this interview with the guys from RLoop. http://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/83-a-self-organized-team-of-remote-redditors-competing-for-spacex-hyperloop/
You never know who's listening...
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19:05 Updates seamlessly evolve into the main body of our conversation.
We don't need permission to do a lot of stuff in virtual teams - we can self-organise, interact with people in other parts of the organisation... Flattening of the hierarchies. But this also has its down side... We tend to over-communicate.
Our oh-so-different communication styles.
Retrospective and reviewing our team process: the most important thing is to have the conversation.
Freedom and cost - two ups!
Freedom increases motivation. Pilar refers to this article Stop Motivating Your Employees!
Tele-pressure and techno-stress!
The pressures shift - from management to peers.