Digital communication can escalate conflict unexpectedly. Here are a few ways to succeed at conflict management for remote teams and take steps to prevent minor disagreements.
We get busy. So many details are flying around that cubicle. Knowledge and information gets gathered up into emails and files on hard disks. The amount of information that we human beings produce on a daily basis is staggering. So how can we collaborate and share information within our teams and with our stakeholders more effectively?
Virtual online meetings and training have certainly gotten a bad reputation over the last few years. It was like you were listening to a radio station that wasn’t quite tuned in. You just couldn’t quite hear and see everything that was going on. You were being talked at but didn’t get to talk back or ask questions. The writing on the presentation was in tiny print and unreadable. There is a BETTER way.
Bias is a business analyst’s and organization’s worst nightmare. It leads to a decrease in product quality and creates a bad environment in which to make decisions and leads the project team to see the entire world through rose colored glasses. Bias can cause a chain reaction of bad decisions and miscommunications causing all sorts of problems on your project. Bias also creates a world in which change and innovation becomes nearly impossible.
In general, when the new shiny project appears - we forget to on board ourselves with other roles such as the project manager and other team members. We assume we all know what our roles are and what we are going to deliver but most of time we aren’t quite singing the same song. That's why when someone new joins the team that on boarding is so important to the project. The best time to set expectations of activities that are to be performed by each team member is best.