Shawn Hunter is President and Founder of Mindscaling, a company building beautiful online learning courses based on the work of best-selling authors. My new book Small Acts of Leadership, (Routledge) is available now.

Manage Outcomes, not Time

You’ve built trust and created a fair and productive hybrid model for your team. Now, take your hands off and let them do the work that you trust them to do. Don’t gauge performance by watching individuals work. Gauge performance by evaluating the results that are achieved through collaboration. Before evaluating or even giving objectives,…

Tips for Helping Hybrid Teams Thrive

You’re in charge of a different kind of work environment now. It’s everywhere, and it’s nowhere. How you handle that environment will determine if your team thrives. Make sure your team understands not only their objective, but also their purpose and how they fit into the company. Keep everyone involved in team meetings and activities,…

Pick the Right Communication Tools for Hybrid Teams

As your team’s leader, you’re the facilitator of communication. You decide how your team will communicate with you and with each other. Real-time (synchronous) communication like video calling is necessary to develop ideas and solutions and answer questions with clarity. Delayed communication (asynchronous) like email is also essential for conveying information. Consider your team dynamic…

How to Sync Hours on Hybrid Teams

The flexibility that comes with the hybrid model brings many benefits. Your team members are happier, productivity increases, and everybody wins. However, these flexible schedules can be challenging to work around when you need several people collaborating on one aspect of a project. Use sync hours to make sure everyone is accessible at certain agreeable…