In recent years, the world of work was slow to shift from having in-office policies to flexible work from home schedules.
Most employers want employees in the office to have easy, unencumbered face time with coworkers to have a free exchange of ideas.
What’s more, working remotely was reserved for employees with long commutes or that live in other states.
However, COVID-19 has forced a rapid move to remote work, with many managers finding themselves with a fully remote team for the first time. Managing a remote team can have its challenges, but it can be done.
Here are five tips for managing your newly remote teams.
We often talk in business about continuous learning. The goal is to learn something new every day and then apply it in ways that make you – and your organization – incrementally better. That idea of constant improvement always comes back to one, fundamental truth.
Knowledge is power.
It’s why, in this age of rapid technological change, the drive toward superior performance will always be led by a focus on Learning and Development (L&D). This is where organizations truly have the opportunity to capitalize and differentiate themselves from competitors.
Digital transformation is a concept that has become so mainstream it has morphed into a catch-all buzz phrase that, at best, is confusing. At its worst, it’s meaningless. Truth is, the idea is going to mean different things for different organizations. Think of digital transformation as being “in the eye of the beholder.”
Let’s agree on this much: It ultimately marks a radical rethinking of how an organization uses technology, processes, and people to evolve its business performance and eventually drive profitable growth and customer success.
But again, digital transformation can be a proxy for a wide range of innovations and strategies as organizations try to stay on the cutting edge. In fact, it can be as much about how individuals work and the cultures of organizations as it is about technology.
So, how ready is your company as you embark upon this complex undertaking?
There are some key areas that organizations must get right to ensure a successful digital transformation:
Today, Udacity is excited to announce a collaboration with Shell, following the company’s recent initiative to invest in AI. With this collaboration, Shell has chosen Udacity as its education platform of choice to build AI skills at scale.
The word “innovation” gets overused these days. It’s an all-purpose word that leaders use to describe how they’re thinking about business in a forward-looking way to keep customers happy and the organization at the top of its game. There’s also no denying that building a culture of innovation is at the top of most corporate agendas.
The problem is one key group of stakeholders often gets left out when we talk about innovation.