Connecting for impact: remote work & collaboration – during the coronavirus pandemic & beyond
Small Foundation has a distributed team that stretches across continents and time zones, so we have significant experience of working and collaborating remotely as a team and with our partners. We also invest in regular in-person team meetings to build the relationships and working practices that underpin our distributed team, as well as travelling to have face-to-face meetings with our partners when possible.
But in a time when Covid-19 is restricting all travel, and will likely have an impact on our working life for some time to come, we have welcomed a renewed focus on the practices and technologies that can enable and elevate remote connection and collaboration.
We thought it might be valuable to share some of the remote working resources that we have found useful and/or noteworthy. We would love to hear from you what approaches are particularly effective for you at this time.
- Small Foundation partner Converge has posted about How to Cultivate Meaningful Gatherings, which includes ‘The Special Sauce of Online Gatherings’.
- Designers, strategists, and facilitators Co-Creative have made available their toolkit on Virtual Meetings for Clarity and Momentum.
- Small Foundation partner the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) has compiled a detailed list of Covid-19 resources that includes information on leadership and resilience, as well as event organisation, and remote working and collaboration.
- Conveners.org and Story & Spirit are hosting a three-part Virtual Convening Skills Lab.
Please send any approaches and/or tools that you would like to share with Liz Wilson on firstname.lastname@example.org.