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