Sometimes all you need is a little patience and a lot of empathy

When working with a team and different clients, we may find people with divergent opinions, ideas and experiences.  In these situations, it might be hard to get to an agreement, specially when we relly exclusively on virtual communication as telephone, email and chats. So, when it seems we are going nowhere, we need to take […]

It’s not about saying no, just not right now

In self-organizing teams, it might be a challenge to individuals to say ‘no’ to some activities, but what needs to be understood is that it should not be a problem if the ‘no’ is followed by negotiation. One project member alone won’t be able to do all the work of several projects for yesterday and […]

Self organization on virtual teams

When working on a virtual team, project members can be assigned to more then a project. Therefore, requests can be received everywhere, from emails to chats, and a project manager won’t  coordinate with other project manager to organize individuals tasks. For this reason, self organization is a requirement for virtual team members and it can […]

The importance of feedback 

I’ve already read tons of articles about the importance of feedback, still, why are we not using it? Feedback is not about sending a thank you note to all the team at the end of the project, it’s about pointing out what is good and what can be improved. No one is perfect, it’s essencial […]