Keeping Remote Teams Cohesive, Part 3: (Over-) Communication is Key

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This is part of a three-part series on keeping remote teams cohesive. We recommend that you begin with parts 1 (hiring) and 2 (onboarding) before reading this post on communication.

In the final installment of this series, I’ll discuss the importance of effective communication -- over-communication, in fact -- in remote teams. I’ll share the communication strategies and methods that I’ve seen be most effective for keeping remote teams cohesive.

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SAFe and Kanban: Why They’re Better Together

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Changing customer expectations, "burning platforms," competitive pressures, and increasing regulatory requirements are just a few of the substantial challenges that modern business leaders face. These pressures have pushed many businesses from the merely complicated to the complex domain, requiring new approaches to management -- evolutionary agility at scale.

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The HiPPO Effect: When Opinions Feel Like Orders

HiPPO is the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion. If you’ve spent any reasonable length of time in a large corporate environment, you will probably have seen something a bit like this firsthand. It usually happens when a group of people are attempting to make a difficult decision, for which there are lots of opinions, but not a lot of data or analysis. There’s often a spirited discussion exploring the various options when the person in the room who is further up the hierarchy (and therefore typically paid more) expresses what they think.

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