remote teams

How to successfully lead your remote teams

Back in March, many of our clients were busy transitioning from the normal office routine to remote teams collaborating virtually thanks to COVID-19.  Some of us have long had some folks working on remote teams so it was less disruptive and others were working on the frontlines and so never did shift to Work From […]

employee feedback

Simple methods to gain useful employee feedback

Last time we talked about accepting staff who bring forward problems. But, what if folks aren’t doing that? It might feel strange, particularly if you’ve worked for bosses who never sought your input about their own performance. But without feedback, it’s hard to gauge how you’re doing.  Massively successful and powerful people have the confidence […]

respect owned or earned

Respect: is it owed or earned?

Respect is a two-way street.  Respect your elders. Give respect, get respect. We grow up hearing all kinds of things about respect, but what is ideal in the workplace? Is respect owed because of achievements, abilities, and status? Or earned because of qualities and reciprocity? Or should it be a combination of both owed and […]

remote meetings

The essential tools for facilitating remote meetings

If the COVID-19 crisis has thrown you into working with some or all staff online, we’ve got some ideas to help you quickly adapt and improve your productivity.  At Padraig, we have a team spanning four time zones and we frequently work remotely with clients. As we discussed briefly in our 9 necessary tips for […]