Free trial
Free trial

Wundamail Blog

A blog about modern working

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ March 6, 2018

Tips for the new life of a telecommuter

So you’ve begun life as a remote worker, and you’re quite pleased with your all new telecommuter self. The heat’s off, right? You’ve got more freedom, nobody breathing down your neck, nobody expecting the unexpected of you. Its the good life, and you’ve earned the break. You can put your feet up, get some rest, deadline shmeadline….

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ February 13, 2018

The importance of asking questions

Managing a team is about bringing a unique skill set to the table. Its about leadership. And we know that good leaders listen. Nobody wants to work for a manager who doesn’t listen, or worse, a manager who just won’t listen.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ February 1, 2018

Mentoring a team: Putting the 'I' in team

We all the know the old saying, the mantra of countless managers. There’s no ‘I’ in team. And of course, its true. There is a ‘ME’ though. And that’s important.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ January 15, 2018

Welcome aboard - onboarding the remote worker

The first day in a new job comes with its fair share of emotions. There’s a fear of the unknown - what to expect, what to say, or what not to say even.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ December 20, 2017

Are you remote working ready?

The times they are a-changing and increasingly, businesses are re-aligning themselves for our new digital times. Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. Technology is leading us marching bravely into a new world of work.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ December 12, 2017

The wasted time of endless meetings

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick….. One of Benjamin Franklin’s most noted and often used quotes - and there are so many to choose from - is one that we can apply across so many aspects of our lives, not least of which is the world of work.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ December 4, 2017

Leadership skills: The softer skills that make a leader great.

We’ve all had great managers, great leaders. People who motivate and energise us. People who know how to engage us in our work, and push us forward. They possess real skills and its a pleasure to work for them. They don’t just manage. They understand how to lead. A good manager leads us towards our goals and drives us forward. They inspire us to be better.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ November 13, 2017

Building an office for the digital nomads

The digital nomads are out there, working away. They’re happy and settled in the routine of telecommuting. Safe in the knowledge that they are trusted to get the job done without being cajoled, reminded, poked or pestered into submission by the boss. They feel empowered and engaged, and providing they can avoid distraction - every remote worker’s demon - the job gets done. Things move forward, and projects get completed. Its a good thing.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ November 3, 2017

Don't be a stranger - managing a remote team

The world of remote work, or telecommuting, continues to grow. More and more organisations are seeing the benefits, and managers are seeing new demands and responsibilities to how they manage their teams.

Paul Fitzgerald
By Paul Fitzgerald/ October 31, 2017

The rise of the digital nomads

The world of work seems to spin faster these days. Ever changing, always in flux.  As our increasing dependency on technology makes communication easier and faster, we are learning to live and work in new ways and with improved results. Geographical boundaries and time zones are becoming less important as the links between us grow stronger.