When you have a problem, you don’t need more fuel on the fire. What you need is for everyone to realize there is a fire. If everyone is on board that there is a fire then everyone will be on board to put it out. When we’re all adding fuel to the fire – venting about problems, complaining about apps going up and down, decrying bad practices, focusing on what team members do incorrectly or…

If you thought losing a team member who was sitting right beside you was hard. Wait until you lose one that you have been working with remotely for the past four months. To be honest, it doesn’t matter the timeline, what does matter is a member of your team is moving on. There are a lot of things probably running through your head – who are we going to find to replace them, how will…

Keeping your team motivated while they are remote is going to require you to get creative. When you’re in front of the room, when you have the company’s facilities behind you, you have a swagger that you can bring to the party. Right now, it’s you, a laptop and a camera. So what do you do? They aren’t robots – if they are, validate some captcha phrases just to be sure. But they aren’t so…

If you’re a Manager, what you really are is a Leader. This was my favourite section title from Code Your Way Up. Why? Because it sums up precisely what we need now, today, this instant – leaders, not managers. Your title might say Manager but you are anything but, it’s time to raise your game and realize you can be more and your team needs you to be more. The saying isn’t – “Take me…

It’s been almost four months that people have been working remotely – many from the unfortunate locations of their couch, coffee tables, basements with no windows, the list goes on and on. These aren’t ideal workplace scenarios for many – they didn’t volunteer to be work remotely on the flip of a coin, they were told not to come in. On Remotely Prepared, we do our best to help you navigate this new environment and…