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Work Remotely? Download our Remote Work Handbook

For many the idea of working remotely means working from the beach… when in reality those of us who do are often stuck next to a pile of dirty socks. Over the past few months we have been interviewing people from all over the globe about how they tackle the challenges of remote work. Today

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Remote Worker Profile: Vaden Hoffman

What are you working on? I am the Chief Culture Officer and co-founder of jeffandvaden (Digital Marketing Agency based in Northern California) and currently lead social media strategy initiatives for our sporting division.  At the moment we are doing some exciting work with sportsblog.com, which represents some of the most popular online sports bloggers and

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5 Keys to Virtual Management

Guest post by Derek Winter, Principal Consultant working with organizations and leaders to assist them out of (unproductive) ruts and into (effective) grooves. How do a group of people that live in different countries and even those in the same country that aren’t all in the same physical location work effectively together as a team? That’s

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Hiring in the Digital Age

The hunt for top talent is facing more competition than ever before. With remote work on the rise and distributed workforces now the norm, the hiring pool is as far-reaching as the fiberoptic cables that span our globe. The key challenge for hiring in today’s super-saturated market is taking advantage of the available technology that made the

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Unleashing the Power of Remote Work

An interview with Michael Buday, Chief Software Designer at Fuze. What are you (and your team) working on? We work on all UX and UI related design aspects of the product, whether it’s a desktop, mobile or web based client. Right now we’re working on the next phase of the Fuze product, async activity spaces

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Successfully Managing Virtual Teams – Webinar Replay

Nearly 40% of global knowledge workers are now considered “anywhere, anytime” workers* and an increasing number of us work in different locations than our managers and teams. Managing people and teams you rarely see in person is a reality, yet few of us are ever given the tactics and tools to be successful. Employee engagement

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Managing Remote Workers – Five Minutes Can Make A World of Change

A guest blog post from employee engagement specialist, David Zinger. Via Fuze, I recently sat down with Rosa Say, a dear friend I’ve known for many years through blogging. She developed a proven employee engagement strategy called the Daily 5 Minutes. When combined with visual communication tools like Fuze, the Daily 5 Minutes can be

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Remote Worker Profile – Emma Plumb

1. What are you working on? I’m the director of an initiative called 1 Million for Work Flexibility, and I’m an advocate for improving the way that work gets done through increased flexibility. 2. What’s the biggest challenge of working remotely right now? I think the biggest challenge of working remotely is that too many

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Remote Worker Profile – Bryony Cole

Senior Director of Customer Insights @bryonycole 1. What are you working on? I’m working on how Fuze can change the notion people have about using video as a tool for work. There’s a big misconception that video calls in business are both useless and infuriating, duly so, because most of the big video conferencing systems we’ve been

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A Day in the Life Of… Alex Haldemann, Chief Executive Officer at MetaDesign

Our Fuze community around the world get up to all sorts of activities, every day! Once a month we profile you, the user and a typical day in your shoes. If you’d like to participate please email bryony@fuze.com. To kick things off, Alex Haldemann takes us through 24 hours running global branding agency, MetaDesign. Alex Haldemann,

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The Engaging Dozen – 12 Ways to Improve Remote Employee Engagement

How Managers Can Get Cracking with Mobile Employee Engagement, by David Zinger Guide – Energize – Excite! Managers must learn to light the Fuze for more robust engagement with their mobile staff. Jack Welch once stated that the role of managers was to guide, energize, and excite. In other words, the manager’s mandate is to give

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Kill the Conference Call – As You Know It.

We’re done waiting. The promise of video conferencing technology to provide a smooth experience was made over a decade ago. Yet the idea that video could feel as practical as being in the same room with other people has failed to materialize. From the beginning, video conferencing providers zeroed in on solving an old idea

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Remote Workers Series: Sebastian Vasta

Sebastian Vasta, Quiip 1. What are you working on? I work on social media strategy projects for various clients and manage a distributed team of community managers for Quiip.  Quiip is an Australian social media and community management agency.  We are a totally office-less bunch of Australians spread around the world.  For clients that means

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Managing Teams Using Video

If I had a nickel for every business meeting that felt like this… After 15 years of selling and managing I know that the weekly team meeting can be the toughest hour for a Type A seller. “Power Points” turn to “Power Drones” and slide after slide blends into a jumble of charts and words.

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Remote Worker Series: Taylor McKnight

1. What are you working on? I’m transitioning our onboarding drip campaign from Mandrill over to Intercom. We want to create more specific “next steps” based on exactly what a new customer hasn’t completed yet. More generally, this is all part of Sched.org, a publishing and communication platform for conferences, festivals and meetings. I’ve been

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