Motivating virtual teams can be difficult, even for experienced managers. Our global economy has shifted from the mechanical (or labor based) economy of the past to an economy focused on creativity and high-level knowledge based work. Rather than working as a part of a production group in a factory, many of the most valuable employees in our economy do creative or analytical work as a part of a virtual team. Our methods of motivation need to shift too.
You don’t have to be “good at systems” to create them. In fact, you have already created several systems in your business, even though you might not realise it yet…
In our quest to become the go-to expert in our fields, we often wind up feeling overwhelmed by the information we encounter as we keep our fingers pressed firmly on the pulse of our industries.
It seems as though as soon as we get our inboxes down to zero they fill up once again with newsletters and updates from other experts.
I’m constantly called upon to help my clients tame their information overload so they don’t burn out.
With so many things demanding our attention at any given minute focus has become one of the hardest states of mind to achieve.
And yet, it is not at all impossible. The below 7 steps will guide you through the process of achieving laser sharp focus whenever you call for it.
Let’s take a look at them…
Watch my conversation with Natalie to learn:
Natalie’s favorite uses of Trello
Changes that she has seen in the way she runs her business, organizes her workload, and manages her clients since she started using Trello
The way Natalie introduces her clients to Trello so that they don’t feel intimidated or overwhelmed
Remember that time you decided you were going to start checking your email only twice a day?
Maybe you kept it up for a week and then were back to checking your inbox in long lines at the grocery store, during your pedicure, and between commercials during Scandal.
It’s not just you. When we decide to make a change or create a habit, it’s more likely that they’ll revert back to old routines instead of making sustainable change in the long run.
So how can you create habits that permanently stick?
Try taking these three steps to start creating change that lasts.