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We all know communication is key, but it can be quite a challenge in a remote environment. No longer can someone spin their chair around to ask a quick question or pop into the other side of the office for a follow-up. Many companies are navigating this environment for the first time and are in dire need of communication tips for remote teams. When all communication methods shift to online, remote team members need to develop an understanding of when to pick up the phone or send a message through Teams. Let’s delve into how companies can break the absence of physical proximity to make intentional and strategic communication. Choosing the Right Communication Tools The nuances of effective communication extend beyond mere exchanges of information; they encompass building rapport, ensuring understanding, and nurturing a cohesive team spirit. Clear communication channels lay the groundwork for seamless collaboration, enabling team members to work harmoniously towards common goals. Moreover, a communication-rich environment fuels productivity by minimising misunderstandings, streamlining workflows, and cultivating a shared sense of purpose among team members. So what are the options? From ubiquitous options like Slack and Microsoft Teams to video conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet, each platform offers distinct features. Slack, for instance, excels in real-time messaging, while Microsoft Teams integrates seamlessly with the broader Microsoft 365 suite. Understanding the strengths and limitations of these platforms is crucial for making informed choices. Team Needs Consider factors such as the nature of your work, the size of …

Everyone knows that artificial intelligence makes our lives easier at work. Whether it’s for ideation, performing rudimentary tasks, or doing research, this technology is being adopted by 68% of workers in their organisation. Interestingly, those employees also don’t inform their managers about their AI usage, which can raise many questions and concerns. Instead of arguing about the pros and cons of AI, companies need to begin creating policies to support its usage. Technology is advancing and neglecting this will only place your team at a disadvantage. So why not learn how it works, implement policies, and train your employees on best practices? It Starts From The Top Nearly 75% of CEOs believe AI is a top investment priority. This shows us that the majority recognise its importance and companies that don’t keep up will be left behind. CEOs and managers need to train their employees on AI literacy and upskill them on the equitable use of it. Let’s take a marketing and legal team for example. Your marketing team might be upskilled in the usage of social media ad creative AI for design and copy purposes, or writing tools to assist your copywriter. On the other hand, a legal team will be restricted on how they can use AI since inputting confidential information would be a bad idea. Sounds obvious right? But mistakes are bound to happen. Many employees aren’t provided with training and are learning how to use AI in their own time. There is no oversight from managers or internal courses, …

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