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  • Inquired: A conversation with members of an international NGO
    This blog post is based on two interviews with people who have been working digitally at Taste of Malawi eV for quite some time. Here are tips and tricks for online communication from Lisa Schumacher, part of the HR team at Taste of Malawi eV and Alexander Kumcheza, co-founder and manager of the training center […]
  • Digital leadership in Middle-earth with Gandalf and Co.
    Digital leadership in Middle-earth? Pardon? What is digital leadership doing in Middle-earth? While the new series “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” has just started, I took a look at Peter Jackson’s trilogy again, which made history in the early 2000s. For a long time, “Lord of the Rings” was considered unfilmable, but […]
  • Pave the way for the virtual Christmas parties!
    2021 was a surprising year in every way. You couldn’t meet in the office, you could only see your colleagues in online meetings . Suddenly, digital and hybrid team events were in greater demand than ever before. And that was also the main problem: The demand was greater than the supply and so some teams […]
  • The future of remote work: From the hybrid model to coworking spaces to location-independent work
    In diesem Blogbeitrag stellen wir dir einige flexible Arbeitsmodelle vor, denn seit der Pandemie 2020 sind viele Menschen auf die Arbeit im Home Office umgestiegen. Dadurch ist auch der Prozentsatz von Remote Work Angeboten auf dem Arbeitsmarkt gestiegen. Wenn du nach diesem Blogbeitrag Lust auf einen Erfahrungsbericht nach der Pandemie hast, dann schau dir doch […]
  • Mental health in remote work- What you can do as an employer
    When switching to working from home during the pandemic, it became clear that the risk of a burnout is high. Employees feel pressured to work more. Suddenly there is no longer a clear separation between work life and private life and you have to set your own bounderies But even if we can (more or […]
  • Online team building? Listen up! What do we actually do at Fairlinked?
    This blog post is based on an interview on the topic “Remote, hybrid or on-site?” Jana was a guest on Sabine Harnau’s podcast “Successful-Value-Oriented-Creative” , talking about exciting topics such as online team building and remote work. You can find the original interview on Spotify 👇🏻 This blog post reflects the most important aspects of […]
  • Stage free! Tips for a good appearance in front of the camera
    In online meetings, you have to make an extra effort to be properly perceived when you appear. In our blog post about healthy long-distance relationships, we discussed how difficult it is to get an accurate impression of our employees in a digital work environment. It is therefore only more difficult to create trust and friendship […]
  • Remote leadership: what can be learned from R2D2
    This blog post is based on a video recording on the subject of remote leadership, which you are also welcome to watch. You are welcome to watch the video or read the content as part of the blog article. Just learn how it suits you best! SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched the Star Wars […]
  • Leading Remote Teams: An Insight
    This blog article is based on a podcast recording on leading remote teams. Feel free to listen to the podcast or read the content as part of the blog article. Just learn how it suits you best. This blog post deals with the topic of “leading remote teams” and is based on an interview with […]
  • Online relationship building: The way to a healthy long-distance relationship
    As part of our “Online Teambuilding” series of topics in cooperation with the Haus des Stiftens, we want to bring you closer to the topics of online team leadership, online conflict management and online relationship building in three blog posts. This blog article is based on a webinar recording. You are welcome to watch the […]
  • Digital collaboration: Working together as a team
    This blog article is based on a webinar recording on the topic of digital collaboration. You are welcome to watch the webinar or read the content as part of the blog article. Just learn how it suits you best. As part of our “Volunteering in home office” series of topics in cooperation with the Haus […]
  • Recruitment of volunteers: communication channels
    In the second part of the series It’s a match! Volunteer recruitment” in collaboration with Twin City Lab is about the communication channels in volunteer work. If you haven’t read or watched the first part of the series yet, you can find it here. You are also cordially invited to watch the video with the […]
  • Conflict moderation according to the Harvard method
    Conflict moderation according to the Harvard method is based on the Harvard Negotiation concept. It was developed by US lawyer and conflict researcher Roger Fisher and anthropologist William Ury. The concept deals with negotiation processes and is based on a large study. This study explored how to create a shared “YES” moment and a win-win […]
  • Tips and tricks for digital events
    This blog article is based on a webinar recording. You are welcome to watch the webinar or read the content as part of the blog article. Just learn how it suits you best. As part of our “Volunteering in the home office” series of topics in cooperation with the Haus des Stiftens, we present four […]
  • How to: successfully address conflicts online
    As part of our “Online Teambuilding” series of topics in cooperation with the Haus des Stiftens, we want to bring you closer to the topics of online team leadership, online conflict management and online relationship building in three blog posts.This blog article is based on a webinar recording. You are welcome to watch the webinar […]
  • Online team building: Skills for tomorrow’s team leaders
    The content of this blog article is based on a recording of a webinar from the webinar series “Online relationship work in the association” by Haus des Stiftens and Fairlinked, which you can also watch. Otherwise you can read the article. It’s about online team building and digital collaboration. Just learn how it suits you […]
  • MeisterTask: a tool for digital project management
    This blog article is based on a recording of a conference about the project management tool MeisterTask, which you can also watch. Otherwise you can read the article. Just learn how it suits you best! Digital project management can become a challenge, especially when there are a large number of people involved and different tasks […]
  • Volunteer Recruitment: Who and What?
    Recruiting volunteers doesn’t have to be difficult. With the help of this blog article you will learn how to recruit your volunteers!
  • Online communication in volunteering – A guide
    This blog article is based on a webinar recording. You are welcome to watch the webinar or read the content as part of the blog article. Just learn how it suits you best. As part of our “Volunteering in the home office” series of topics, we want to bring you closer to the topics of […]
  • Why You Should Cancel Your Next Meeting!
    If you go through your to-do lists each week, you’ll see a handful of meetings. Some of them are important, others you consider quite unnecessary. You stop and wonder what is the purpose of this meeting? Or you spend hours and hours in meetings where you often think “this meeting could have been an email”?!
  • Expert Discussion: Task Management – Mirjam and Jana in Exchange
    In exchange with Mirjam from @hands.on_ehrenamt, we present our experiences in task management with the Meistertask tool.
  • Why You Should Cancel Your Next Meeting!
    Managers spend an average of 23 hours a week in meetings, and 71% of meetings are deemed unnecessary.
  • 5 Steps to Remote and Hybrid Team Building
    We discussed the topic of routines for digital teams for a Prezi campaign in a short video in English. You will find the most important content in this blog article. You can also view the recorded webinar here. Have fun! Note: We covered the topic in German in a webinar. You can find the blog […]
  • Designing Virtual Meetings – An Interview with Jana Piske
    I was interviewed by my sister Julia Piske for her thesis on virtual meetings. She kindly made the interview available as a video. You can find the most exciting points in the blog and the interview to look up right here. Have fun!
  • Online Volunteer Care – A Field Report
    The topic of online volunteer support is becoming increasingly popular among associations. For this reason we have arranged to meet Lisa Schumacher from Taste of Malawi . In this blog you will find Lisa’s most important tipps and conten for successful volunteer coordination. You can watch the recorded interview here. Have fun! Online volunteering is […]
  • Online team building
    If your team works online, it needs digital team building! Most people who choose to get involved digitally don’t do it because they are hermits. On the contrary: even people who work from home are team players. They want to be connected and exchange ideas. Therefore, online team building plays a very important role.
  • How routines for digital teams can help your organization
    We covered the topic of routines for digital teams in a webinar. You will find the most important content in this blog article. You can also watch the recorded webinar here. Have fun! Routines are familiar to many from private everyday life. Be it coffee in the morning, a short walk in the afternoon or […]
  • Digital Volunteering
    We covered digital volunteering in a webinar. You will find the most important content in this blog article. Here you have the recorded webinar to watch. Have fun! How you can use the possibilities of digitalization for your organization Digital volunteering is becoming more and more popular and popular. Many organizations were forced by the […]
  • The digital organization in the pandemic – field report
    A field report. How we founded an organization in the middle of the crisis without ever having seen each other.
  • With Energizer to more energy in digital events
    16 energizers for more active online events Anyone who has ever worked with energizers at face-to-face events such as workshops, seminars or long meetings knows: energizers have an enormous effect on motivation, team building and help to break the ice. They create an atmosphere in which one feels comfortable and ready to actively participate. Team […]
  • Strengthen female team members in 3 steps
    I will write about mindfulness, resilience and self-worth. We have heard each of these words enough.
  • Expert discussion: Video Editing – Mirjam and Jana in Exchange
    In this conversation with Mirjam from @hands.on_ehrenamt we present our “Hands.on” expertise on the subject of video editing.
  • Expert discussion: Video production – Mirjam and Jana in exchange
    In exchange with Mirjam from @hands.on_ehrenamt, we present our experiences in the video shoot.
  • Expert Discussion: Hybrid events – Mirjam and Jana in Exchange
    The second conversation with Mirjam from @hands.on_ehrenamt is about the organization of hybrid events. We tell you about our experiences with event formats where people are present online and offline.
  • Empowerment of Diverse and Female Team Members
    The known system was mixed up, transparent communication structures were missing and due to the homogeneous and very hierarchically ordered organizational structure, new ideas for overcoming the “system leak” were not heard. The system failed.
  • Expert discussion: video conferences – Mirjam and Jana in exchange
    Here I am in conversation with Mirjam from @hands.on_ehrenamt. We share our experiences with video conferencing and give you practical tips on technical solutions for cameras, sound, light, background, etc.
  • Working worldwide – field report
    Digitalization is a key term yet to be heard of in today’s society. In organisations and companies there is little to nothing done in the area of online team building. In the nonprofit world, there are organizations that are just starting out with online collaboration and others that have already set up a full online […]
  • Find the right tools for your online election
    Not only for purely digital teams, online choice is a good way to make decisions, but also in any other form of collaboration, one should take a close look at the possibility of online selection. This is because in an online election, participation is drastically increased, because even members who cannot appear physically for a vote have the possibility to vote via their computer or smartphone. Not only will their decisions become more democratic, but they will also greatly increase the acceptance of their decisions by their members.