Collaborating Remotely

Collaborating remotely has become quite normal by now. Yet, at the same time, it’s not quite the same. It’s a bit odd to only see the people you work with every day through a screen. Personally, I notice that the element of connection is sometimes missing, and that ultimately doesn’t contribute positively to collaboration and results. Moreover, you find yourself working with people more and more whom you’ve never met in person. I jokingly say that you need to have ‘smelled’ the other person to establish a bond, sort of sniffing each other out.

Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment, and it’s a matter of making the best of the situation. Over the past period, I’ve received several requests to provide team training. Now that it’s not advisable to do this on location, I often get the reaction, ‘then let’s postpone it.’ Understandable, but on the other hand, it’s crucial in times like these to have conversations together! That’s why I often recommend going ahead with the training via Zoom or Teams. Of course, it’s more challenging to achieve a certain depth, but on the other hand, quite a bit is still possible!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve facilitated several training sessions online, and the responses have been very positive. Participants are often surprised by the possibilities of online interactions, leading to meaningful conversations and insights. Here are a few examples of the positive feedback received:

  • Taking the time as a team was excellent; I got to know and understand my colleagues better!
  • This training was a valuable addition to the team and collaboration.
  • It’s an enjoyable training that provides a good insight into the individuals working together in a team. Time flew by, and through fun exercises, you become familiar with the material.

So, my advice is not to wait until the team can physically come together again, especially since we don’t know how long this may take! If you want to know more, feel free to call me at +1721 586 0002 or email me at