Remote skeptics are dwindling in number, but that doesn’t mean we have remote work figured out yet.
A recurring challenge is collaboration. An in-person office has some real advantages when it comes to teamwork. Leaning across a desk or poking your head above a cubicle is easy. Managers can call a meeting and file all relevant team members into a conference room in minutes.
Distance doesn’t make teamwork impossible. It just means you might need to be a little more creative with your resources and a little more deliberate with your principles. At iDoneThis, we’ve written numerous times about how core psychological and motivational principles can improve your approach to remote work.
Here, we’re sharing 7 lectures about work and collaboration from the venerable folks at TED. Along the way, we’ll pull out some of the best insights these TED talks on teamwork can provide remote managers and workers.