Editor’s note: Research reported in this article shows that teams that are less tech savvy have suffered as a result lockdown working. Teams that have maintained and strengthened cohesion have harnessed new technologies, created new social rituals and have prioritised compassion and care.
Editor’s note: This research of 2,065 managers and non-managers (half in the US and half in the UK and Ireland) looked at what makes for successful teamwork. Interacting more frequently seems to have a negative impact on project success. There are lots of other useful insights here.
Editor’s note: Psychologists are trying to identify a science of teamwork. This piece looks at what we know so far as well as further areas for exploration. Don’t forget your ABCs of teamwork: the attitudes, behaviors and cognitive states that collectively influence whether a team achieves its goals!
Editor’s note: Google surveyed 5,000 employees to better understand the impact of distributed work.
The survey measured well-being, performance, and connectedness and provided recommendations on how to ensure that those things remain consistent, even if your team is spread out across the world. The research was carried out pre Covid-19 but there are useful insights here.
Editor’s note: This article outlines the challenges of remote working and how managers can help their team overcome them. There are some interesting ideas in here such as ‘mutual knowledge’ – knowing how a team mate is doing so that communications that might otherwise seem brusque (for example) is seen in the context that person might be having a stressful day.
Editor’s note: When process gets in the way of teamwork and collaboration – interesting research insights into what hampers collaboration.
Editor’s note: Most document sharing in the enterprise takes place via email, probably the worst type of technology for sharing and collaboration. This info graphic is a good reminder of that fact.