rapidly remote

Managers: Make Work Easier for Working Mothers

Everyone feels the pressure right now. Many managers feel pressure to deliver more and better products and services. That pressure rolls downhill to the people doing the work. And, the people doing the work, especially if they’re parents? Well, they clearly made the wrong choice to bring children into the world in the last eight …

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Rework Online Training Part 6: My Guidelines

I’m pretty sure that online training isn’t going to go away even when some people return to the office. I have already evolved my workshops to several possibilities of “training”: Short-form webinar (20-60 minutes of me delivering content, minimum interaction) Longer-form offering where people (typically) learn at their own pace Self-study with some feedback from …

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Rework Online Training Part 5: Design for Online Interaction

I suggested that I see three kinds of people in online “workshops:” attendee, student, or participant. I want to design for the outcomes these people can expect. I first start with this question: Who does the teaching? Who Teaches Whom? We have a model of teacher-led teaching, in both in-person and online workshops. I prefer …

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Rework Online Training Part 4: Design for Attendee, Student, or Participant Outcome

In the Design the Webinar Experience post, I said breakout rooms take longer. It’s not just breakout rooms. Everything online takes longer. People need time to synch online that differs from in-person synchronization. (I’ll talk more about this when I talk about designing interactions.) That’s why I think differently about what I want in each …

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Rework Online Training Part 3: Design the Webinar Experience

When I think of a training experience, I separate the training into these parts: The content I hope people will learn. This includes setting the context. The various interactions that will illuminate and reinforce the learning. How to wrap the experience so people get the most of it. I then need to think about which …

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Collection of My Rapidly Remote and Managing in Uncertainty Writing

I wrote a number of posts and newsletters over the past few weeks to help you see alternatives in this age of uncertainty. 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 …

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Podcasts About Remote Teams

Everyone’s distributed/remote/dispersed in these days of COVID-19. Mark Kilby and I have had the pleasure of being guest on a couple of podcasts that released this week: We spoke with Shane Hastie at Agile 2019. Here is the podcast: Johanna Rothman & Mark Kilby on Their Book From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams. We …

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