Gren Gale’s Remote Work and Project Management Blog

4 ways to get a virtual video conference facelift

4 ways to get a virtual video conference facelift

It's as if we all were used to having mirrors strapped to our heads Video conferencing can be a bit of an unnerving experience.  It’s OK for the politicians, personalities and journalists we’ve all seen during COVID-19 lockdowns.  They’ll have invested significant...

11 top tips on the best way to pass a remote interview

11 top tips on the best way to pass a remote interview

    Being interviewed remotely is likely to become the norm With so much office work being carried out remotely during the pandemic and the very high likelihood that this will continue into the future, being interviewed remotely could well become the norm, so it’s...

13 ways to run better meetings

13 ways to run better meetings

  20% of people admit to falling asleep at meetings In a recent survey of over 2,000 people, 20% admitted to having fallen asleep at a meeting, with men apparently slightly more likely to nod off than women. When you consider that middle managers spend around 35%...

6 life threatening non-functional requirements everyone forgets

6 life threatening non-functional requirements everyone forgets

  If you’re looking to buy something and you don’t know what you want, there’s an excellent chance that you’ll get something you don’t want. That’s why it’s so important to know what you want before talking to a supplier. However there is a class of requirements...

8 ways of preventing project failures

8 ways of preventing project failures

  We all experience project failures.  It's part of the learning process that turns promising project managers into very good ones.  But here's a chance to get ahead of the curve!  8 actions that you can take to minimise the chance of failure.   1. Don't...

What is the UKs biggest weapon in the fight against COVID?

What is the UKs biggest weapon in the fight against COVID?

    Is the UK different to the rest of Europe? There would seem to be very little difference in the way that people across most of Europe are living their lives under COVID.  Several countries are more insistent on the use of face masks outdoors as well as indoors but...

How to cut costs, lower risks and boost productivity

How to cut costs, lower risks and boost productivity

  Surveys clearly show that employees want to continue working remotely A recent study by Cardiff University and the University of Southampton, said 88% of employees who worked at home during lockdown would like to continue doing so in some capacity, with 47%...

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