remote-work

10 Zoom Backgrounds HubSpotters Love

When I first started working remotely, I quickly realized that I didn’t like the available backdrops in my house. First, there’s the cluttered living room. Then, there’s the rarely spotless kitchen. Or I could go with the yellow wall. That’s when I started looking into Zoom backgrounds. I found a few funny ones, some professional […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Managing Remote Marketing Teams

Behind many great teams are great managers. Take my manager for example. Each day, she oversees a team of blog writers and editors, reports on the HubSpot Blog’s progress to stakeholders, and also manages many of the logistics and processes that keep our site running smoothly. But, the blog’s editorial processes and traffic strategies aren’t […]

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How to Host an Inclusive Virtual Meeting, According to HubSpot’s Remote Work Manager

As HubSpot’s remote population has grown from a handful of folks to over 300 in the past few years, we’ve learned a number of lessons on how to pivot in-person communications into a virtual environment. When it comes to a team meeting, we’ve learned that while the content often remains the same, the way in […]

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14 Signs Your Remote Team is Communicating Ineffectively

Every weekend, my friends and I have online video calls to catch-up with each other. Sometimes it feels like certain people dominate the conversation and others don’t feel comfortable speaking up. These types of communication issues via remote conversations are actually normal.

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How to Protect Your Mental Health When Working Remotely, According to a Psychologist

2020 has brought with it unexpected levels of stress, anxiety, and fear for people across the globe.

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17 Fun (Not Cheesy) Ice Breaker Games Your Employees Will Enjoy

Asking “How is everyone?” at the beginning of every meeting isn’t always the best way to encourage connection and team bonding. Sometimes, you need to take it a step further with an ice breaker.

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HubSpot’s Management & Leadership Development Expert Shares Tips for Staying Productive When You Work From Home

One of the best training sessions I’ve attended for my career was the PeopleFuel®️ program by The Energy Project at HubSpot. Here, I learned that to be most productive at work, I needed to manage my energy, not my time. The training was led by Nick Congelosi, HubSpot’s Management and Leadership Development Head.

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17 Online Team Building Games to Try with Colleagues

“As the saying goes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is especially true in the context of distributed teams,” says Meaghan Williams, HubSpot’s Remote Work and Inclusion Program Manager. Essentially, this is why team building is important. Team building gives your team a greater sense of togetherness.

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Working Remotely? Try These 35 Tools for Better Communication, Collaboration & Organization

Today, you and your team are expected to perform at the same level no matter where you’re working from.  With the help of internet connection, it’s relatively easy for us to get most our daily work done, whether it’s related to publishing a blog post, sending a follow-up email, conducting a video call with a […]

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