#147 Is Working From Home Working?

Season #1

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Hello, hope you're doing well and had a great start to your day.

This week has been quite interesting for me, from being drafted into a full day at the practice to a mastermind meet in London with fellow business owners. In my latest podcast episode, I dive into the details of these experiences and share insights from a mastermind group where we discussed challenges, strategies, and business growth.

Wednesday in London: I met up with a diverse group of entrepreneurs, including real estate fund managers, business performance coaches, software SAS business founders, and more. We exchanged ideas, tackled challenges, and learned from each other. Mastermind groups are invaluable for gaining different perspectives and insights, especially in areas like organizational leadership and strategy.

Thursday Team Day: This week marked a significant moment – the first time my entire team gathered in the office together after almost three years. While we've been working remotely successfully, I sensed a need to strengthen our team cohesion. In this episode, I share the leadership strategies and exercises I used to build trust, foster open communication, and address challenges within the team.

Trust-Building Exercises: I draw inspiration from Patrick Lencioni's work, particularly "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team." One exercise we did was the "Personal Histories Exercise," where team members shared where they grew up, their siblings, and unique childhood challenges. This vulnerability-based trust is crucial for fostering healthy conflict, commitment, accountability, and achieving collective results.

Redefining Remote Work: While I still advocate for autonomy in work, I've realized the importance of occasional in-person interactions. Our team day reinforced the benefits of face-to-face communication and personal connections. It's about finding the right balance and understanding that remote work doesn't mean sacrificing the value of shared physical space.

Looking Ahead: I've committed to more regular team meetings, sharing achievements, discussing challenges, and reinforcing our collective vision. Additionally, I'll delve into Patrick Lencioni's "Death by Meeting" principles in future episodes, exploring the four types of meetings for maximum productivity.

So, join me in this episode as I reflect on the nuances of remote work, the power of team dynamics, and the strategies to build a cohesive and thriving work environment.

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Your feedback and thoughts on remote work are highly appreciated. Connect with me on LinkedIn and let's continue this conversation!

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