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Remote Toolbox: Solo + Team Online Collaboration

When remote work plans are put in place they tend to focus primarily on the technical side of supporting individuals. However, we believe an equally important part of working remotely is redesigning all those in-person interactions for a greater digital experience. Based on our capability of designing many remote experiences and training over 10,000 remote leaders, we have selected some of our top tips and tools, for successful online collaboration and facilitation. We have created the Remote Toolbox: Solo + Team Online Collaboration and we will continue to add tools to this toolbox so please come back and visit regularly.

Explore HI Remote Toolbox

HI Remote Toolbox
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    Our current top 23 online collaboration tools

    Create a high-performing remote working situation Remote working is quickly building a reputation as a standalone model rather than simply a solution in today’s business culture. If working remotely fits your organization’s needs, then the following tips and tricks will be very useful in creating a successful remote working environment.

    Top Tips for Leading Remote Teams Remote team leadership demands some different approaches and requirements in comparison to a traditional leadership role. Having the right tools to build and maintain your relationships and communications with your remote team are essential.

    All Hands/Town Hall Remote Team Structure Tips The purpose of these meetings is to provide people the opportunity to understand what’s happening in the business, to see the faces of colleagues, and to share knowledge between locations/hubs. It’s a great way to communicate with each other globally.

    Facilitating Meetings Online Educating online is a unique avenue, but for Hyper Island, it’s become a norm. The online environment can have both its advantages and limitations when it comes to sharing knowledge. Here, we outline our top 3 tips, including some valuable tools, for successful online facilitation.

    More Reading on Remote Work and Online Collaboration Here we share interesting articles, guides, research or others’ tool tips.

    Student Work Industry Research Projects: Students find a problem in their industry within a professional context, and work to solve it. Instead of the traditional Master’s thesis, they identify a problem, formulate hypotheses, prototype solutions, and share original insights based on research.

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    Remote Energizers Energizers are a great way to keep people engaged and focused if you’re in the middle of a slump or tackling a particularly complex topic. Transferring these into a remote environment is an essential tool to help people stay engaged in a remote meeting.

    Team Remote Working Charter This tool guides your team through the process of writing a remote working charter, defining the guidelines and behaviour expected of people working at a distance. Team members reflect on their own remote working experiences and use that insight to create a shared charter for the group / organisation.

    Remote Meeting Check-In/Check-Out Checking-in/out invites each member in a group to be present, seen, and heard. Checking-in emphasizes presence, focus, and group commitment; checking-out emphasizes reflection and closure. This is a great way to stay connected and build empathy in remote teams.

    Remote Daily Check-In When we Check in to our team, or to a group – it emphasizes presence, focus, and group commitment. This is a great method to get connected with each other – and build empathy and trust in remote teams – even when larger teams or communities are not regularly in contact.