50 Quotes to bring your Remote Team together

  1. “In union there is strength.” Aesop, Ancient Greek fabulist
  2. “A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.” Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.
  3. “Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.” Brian Tracy, Motivational Speaker and author
  4. “Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part.” Casey Stengel, American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager
  5. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford, American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company
  6. “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.” Mark Sanborn
  7. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist
  8. “Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.” Anonymous
  9. “If you can laugh together, you can work together” Robert Orben, American professional comedy writer
  10. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan, Professional basketball player
  11. “T- Together E- Everyone A- Achieves M- More”, chambless
  12. “A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.” Proverb
  13. “Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” Dennis Kinlaw, President and Chancellor of Asbury College
  14. “Teamwork divides the task and double the success.” Anonymous
  15. “Teamwork is working together — even when apart.” Anonymous
  16. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much” Helen Keller, Author and political activist
  17. “There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win.” Michael Jordan, Professional basketball player
  18. “I’m not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.” Guy Ritchie, English screenwriter, film director and producer
  19. “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” John Wooden, American basketball player and coach
  20. “A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.” Mickey Mantle, American professional baseball player
  21. “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” Lee Iacocca, Businessman, 18th-greatest American CEO of all time
  22. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team” Phil Jackson, American retired professional basketball coach and former player
  23. “Either we’re a team or we aren’t. Either you trust me or you don’t” Ally Carter, in Heist Society
  24. “To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another” John C. Maxwell, evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor
  25. “I love teamwork. I love the idea of everyone rallying together to help me win.” Jarod Kintz in A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom.
  26. “With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything” Tahir Shah, Indian author and journalist
  27. “No matter the disappointment, you simply cannot divorce your favorite team.” Kevin Walker in These Moments Pass: Poems
  28. “Teamwork makes the dream work” Anonymous
  29. “A leader must inspire or his team will expire” Orrin Woodward, Author
  30. “Teachers call it copying..we call it teamwork!” Anonymous
  31. “Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable” Chris Bradford, Author
  32. “Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” Patrick Lencioni, American author on team management
  33. “Trust is knowing that when a team member pushes you, they are doing it because they care about the team” Patrick Lencioni, American author on team management
  34. “Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal” Patrick Lencioni, American author on team management
  35. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results” Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Infopreneur and inspirational coach
  36. “If two men on the same job agree all the time, one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless” Darryl F. Zanuck, American film studio executive and producer
  37. “It doesn’t take strength to win. It takes the true heart of the team to win.” Emily Voyles
  38. “Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” Dennis Kinlaw, President and Chancellor of Asbury College
  39. “You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” Jim Stovall, Motivational speaker, author
  40. “People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps” Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman
  41. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” Babe Ruth, American Baseball Player
  42. “It is not a question of how well each process works, the question is how well they all work together.” Lloyd Dobens, Former NBC news reporter and correspondent
  43. “Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.” Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach
  44. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” George Shinn, Owner of Charlotte Hornets basketball team
  45. “Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.” Bill Bradley, American NBA Basketball Player and Senator
  46. “Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” Pat Riley, American professional basketball executive, former NBA coach and player
  47. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford, American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company
  48. “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.” Joe Paterno, American Football Coach
  49. “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach
  50. “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side” Margaret Carty

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Remote Work and How it Impacts Women

by Wendy Soon on May 7, 2015

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Telecommuting Offers Women Opportunities for Better Performance and Enhanced Work-Life Balance

 

A telecommuting position provides opportunities to save time by eliminating hours spent commuting, increase productivity without the typical office distractions, and even find a better work/life balance.

 

Working from home may give women the flexibility to pick their children up from school or be home with them if they aren’t in school yet, and attend kids’ school events and extracurricular events. And anyone who’s ever folded laundry during a conference call understands the beauty of multitasking when you work from home.

 

However, it is natural to be both nervous and excited when you take this big step in your career. Some women who are telecommuting for the first time report many fears and trepidation, asking themselves lots of questions about this being the right choice.

 

– “Will I have the self-discipline to succeed?”

– “Will my work meet my supervisor’s expectations?”

– “Will I miss out on advancement opportunities because I’m not in the office?”

– “Will I go stir-crazy without my work colleagues to provide socialization?”

– “Will I forget how to interact with real people?”

 

These concerns may sound trivial if you haven’t worked from home before, these fears are more common than you may think. (I was most nervous about missing out on social activities at work, like coworker lunches and happy hour!)

 

Another concern is tipping your work/life balance completely to the work side, with no clear way to avoid “bringing work home with you.” That’s also a valid fear, as research shows that people who telecommute actually work longer hours than their counterparts in the office. But, with good time management, the right tools, and a healthy outlook, you don’t have to replace your old commuting time (or your lunch time, for that matter) with more work. You can achieve a work/life balance, get ahead in your career, and avoid a life of sweatpants and bunny slippers.

 

Your Home Internet Connection is Your Best Friend

 

I first started telecommuting when tools for remote workers were somewhat limited. However, my most powerful tool hasn’t changed since then: a solid, fast, and reliable internet connection. Recent research suggests that people’s happiness may actually correlate to the availability of a solid high-speed internet connection. Researchers cross-referenced data from Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index with the availability of high speed internet access from state to state. The researchers discovered that, in general, people who live in a state where more people access the internet from home are happier. Based on this, we can assume that people who work from home will be less frustrated and happier with access to fast and reliable home internet service.

 

Other Tools to Make Telecommuting a Breeze

 

I’ve researched long and hard over the years to find the tools and apps that make working from home pleasant and less stressful. Here are a few of my favorites:

 

  1. Rescue Time – Not only will this time management tool help you measure your productivity, stay on task, and understand how long certain jobs take, it will help keep you away from time-wasting online activities.
  2. A Conference Call App – Not everyone prefers Skype or FaceTime, although I use both. Free web conferencing services like GoToMeeting make it easy to chat via your computer headset or by phone, as well as to share screens for collaboration.
  3. Google Drive/Google Docs – These tools permit fast and easy collaboration for word processing and spreadsheets. Pair it with an on-screen messenger service and it will feel like you’re right in the office with your co-workers when you have to finish a project on a tight deadline.
  4. A Virtual Community – Whether you have a group on Facebook or LinkedIn, a Google Hangout, or a forum related to your industry, it’s important to find a place where you can stay connected when you’re working from home.
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Do Not Neglect the Human Connection

 

Google Hangouts, Facebook groups, and other online communities provide human interaction during the day, but nothing replaces meeting up with real people for a sanity check when you spend 40 hours a week or more working from home. Plus, it’s a good excuse to make sure your pants still fit.

 

Check out local networking groups, or go to Meetup.com to find a group of work-at-home women or business owners in your area, and make the commitment to go to a meeting at least once every few weeks.

 

Keep Work and Home Separate When You Telecommute

 

Achieving a healthy work/life balance requires creating the mental mindset to keep work and home separate, and also having the physical space to do that. Setting aside a dedicated workspace, preferably with a door that closes, is important, and it’s something that many employers actually require.

 

Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, never bothered to seek any work/life balance until she woke up bleeding on her office floor one morning. Huffington, author of the book “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,” now seeks to show other women how to create a healthy balance and a happier life.

 

Huffington advises us to unplug when our work day is done. Shut the office door, turn off the smartphone, and focus on making personal connections. More than anything, she urges us to take care of ourselves.

“If we spent just one tiny fraction of the time and energy on our minds, bodies, and spirits that we do honoring and obeying our smartphones, our lives would change dramatically for the better,” Forbes Contributor Kathy Caprino wrote in the post, Four Life-Changing Concepts Arianna Huffington Taught Me.

 

Huffington, whose breakdown was caused by the sheer exhaustion of working 18 hour days and not getting enough sleep, reminds us that sleep and meditation work wonders for our well-being.

“What study after study shows is that meditation and mindfulness training profoundly affect every aspect of our lives – our bodies, our minds, our physical health and our emotional and spiritual well-being,” Huffington said in an exclusive interview with U.S. News & World Report. “Similarly, our creativity, ingenuity, confidence, leadership and decision-making can all be enhanced simply by getting enough sleep.”

 

Women Can Do It All and Working from Home Helps

 

It can be a challenge to work from home when our career responsibilities threaten to bleed into our family life. We must guard our leisure time and our home life vigorously, making it a point to “unplug” during dinner and other family times.

 

Fortunately, more employers are recognizing that women, and especially working mothers, are more productive when given the flexibility to manage their career and family life.

 

Employers can help remote workers thrive by setting clear expectations and making long-distance communication with supervisors easy. The upside for employers is that remote workers tend to be happier, more productive, and to stay with the same company longer.

 

Katharine Zaleski, President and Cofounder of PowertoFly – an organization that matches women with highly skilled tech positions where they can work remotely – didn’t always appreciate a flexible workplace, but has changed her thinking since having a daughter.

“I know who I am,” Zaleski said. “I’m a mother who can manage a large team from my home office or on a business trip, raise money, and build a culture for women to succeed. I’ve never been more productive, satisfied and excited about my future and my daughter’s.”

 

You, too, can succeed by following our tips for work-at-home success and leveraging technology to your advantage!

 

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Author bio:

Sarah Pike is a freelancer and college writing instructor. When she’s not writing or teaching, she’s probably binge-watching RomComs on Netflix or planning her next camping trip. She also enjoys following far too many celebrities than she should on Instagram. You can find Sarah on Twitter at @sarahzpike.

 

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