Thoughtfully applying the right technology – an interview for Collaboration Superpowers: The Field Guide

October 1, 2014 by  

One of my main mantra’s regarding the technology side of virtual teamwork and remote collaboration has always been “It’s not about technology – it’s the right technology thoughtfully applied”.  I was delighted  a few weeks back when Lisette Sutherland, the Director of Collaboration Superpowers, contacted me about doing a Google Hangout video interview to talk about my ideas and thoughts regarding remote collaboration for her upcoming book Collaboration Superpowers – The Field Guide. This book, which you can preorder now, is packed with stories and tips for those whose business models depend upon successfully bridging distance to accomplish knowledge work.  She has interviewed a number of experts and early adopters and brings you their lessons learned.

It was great to get a chance to talk with Lisette. She has over 10 years experience with web-based collaboration tools and online community management and her goal is to get the best people working together regardless of location. A woman after my own heart!

With both our varied experience we had no shortage of things to talk about! We had a great discussion about a variety of topics including The Anywhere Office – what we like about remote working, what the major stumbling blocks are to successful virtual teamwork, tips for managing remote workings, work-life balance, and how to choose the best technology for remote collaboration.

The interview was done via video with Google Hangouts but unfortunately about half way through we had some audio issues.  Lisette had the interview transcribed and posted it to her website today along with the YouTube video of the interview.  You can check out the interview here.

I urge you to sign up for her mailing list and pre-order her book as it will be filled with lots of great tips and best practices for remote collaboration.

 

  • I really enjoyed our interview. It was one of my favorites!

  • Thanks so much Lisette – it was a pleasure talking with you and I can’t wait for your book to be released as it will be full of great tips and best practices for anyone who works on a virtual team or manages remote workers!

  • Cool interviews guys! Enjoyed it and learned a lot 🙂

  • Now it is so difficult to get success with out technology. It was great to get a chance to talk with experience web-based collaboration tools and online community management and their goal is to get the best people working together regardless of location. ..

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