I hope you use these ideas to generate other ideas or ask more questions and create more experiments.
The posts on this blog:
- 7 Tool Tips for Your Newly Distributed or Remote Team (tool-focused and includes your sense of humor.)
- Three Tips for Managing Your Newly-Remote Day (your schedule)
- This Is Not and Cannot Be “Business as Usual” (Manage your expectations)
- Five Meeting Tips for Newly-Remote Teams (meetings!)
- Five Tips for Managers of Newly Dispersed Teams (ideas for managers)
- We Won’t Return to Normal; We Will Discover Normal (expectations and experiments)
- Radical Remote Tip: No Standups
- Optimize for Respectful Remote Meetings
- Rework Online Training Series (6 posts that describe how I approach online training and what I can and cannot do.)
I also wrote a series about Team Resilience. I urge you to work as a team (feature team, management team, any kind of a team) as you can, instead of working alone.
Mark Kilby and I were guests on several podcasts during this time: Podcasts About Remote Teams
- Three Tips for Coping when Change Might Make You Nuts (Start with Yourself)
- Three Tips for Coping when Change Might Make You Nuts (Support Others)
- Three Tips for Coping When You’re Supposed to Lead
- Three Ways to Rethink Your Business
- WFH? Three Ideas for Better Project Agility
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Posts on the Create an Adaptable Life site:
- Which Risks Can You Manage?
- Where Are You in Your Changes? (A longer-than-normal post on that site, examining where you might be in your changes.)
- What Can You Create Now?
- How Resilient is Your Family?
- How Can You Prevent Your Fear From Limiting Your Options?
- How Can You Create Boundaries?
- Can We Choose for the Common Good?
- When Do We Choose the Social Contract & When Do We Choose the Economic Contract?
You might also like What’s the Difference Between Resilience and Adaptability?
I'll continue to update this summary post as I write more.
(Question: Would you like me to collect these in a small book? Would that be useful to you?)