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Importance of communication within a remote team.

Working remotely, not to state the obvious, is very different from working in an office.  While most leaders know how to handle the office working environment and what is needed to keep staff happy, how to aid collaboration and to ensure engagement and motivation levels remain high.  The rapid move to home working has left Read more about Importance of communication within a remote team.[…]

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2020: The year of remote working success

Continuing our series of articles highlighting the positives we’ve taken from the past year our Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Duncan Hamilton, shares his award-winning highlight of 2020. 2020 has been a strange year and one I do not want to repeat any time soon. But like the rest of the team here at Chiumento, Read more about 2020: The year of remote working success[…]

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Will we all be working from home after the pandemic?

It’s the million-dollar question…  Will the year (if not more) of enforced home working have permanently changed the way we work, or will everything go back to how it was? There have been many stats floating around about the impact the pandemic has had on how we work, whether we’re more productive, happier, lonelier, want Read more about Will we all be working from home after the pandemic?[…]

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What I have learnt in 2 years of remote working…

Today marks 2 years since I started at Chiumento and 2 years since my working life changed dramatically.  Previously I’d worked in traditional offices, spending at least 2 hours a day commuting and most of my working day being spent at a desk in an open-plan office… Along came the opportunity to join Chiumento and Read more about What I have learnt in 2 years of remote working…[…]

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If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…

Although I have a slight issue with the term millennial, (I’m not really sure how such a diverse group of people with differing wants and needs can be grouped together under a single term) you can’t argue with the fact that endless pieces of research, including this latest piece by Totaljobs, all confirm the same Read more about If you want to attract millennials, then you need to embrace flexible working…[…]

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How to overcome the downsides of working from home

Chiumento is a virtual organisation, which isn’t to say we’re not a real one, made up of real people doing real jobs. Just that we aren’t all doing those jobs in an office together, we’re each doing our own job from home. We’re strong advocates of flexible and remote working practices. We can list the Read more about How to overcome the downsides of working from home[…]

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How to manage a remote team.

Since we moved to a virtual working model in 2016 the question I get asked the most is, ‘how do you manage people when they’re spread all over the country?’  And it’s a valid question, and one that will no doubt be asked of leaders more often in the future, as more organisations implement remote Read more about How to manage a remote team.[…]