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Remote Team Strategy

Help Central Terminal Restoration Corp. create strategies and best practices for their virtual team in terms of communication, collaboration and culture.
Central Terminal Restoration Corp.
Buffalo, NY, USA
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What We Need
  • A written document that summarizes the Organization’s needs and goals for remote staff and virtual collaboration
  • Best practices and tips for the Organization’s remote staff members, including recommendations on the best virtual collaboration tools, such as Slack, Trello, Google apps, Zoom, etc.
  • Recommendations for managing projects with remote staff, including how to set up a digital workspace for easy collaboration, and how to establish communication styles and structures that support effective virtual teamwork
  • Advice on budget considerations for tools, travel, and in-person meetings for remote staff members
Additional Details

We are a new team that will benefit from remote work recommendations. Monica (Executive Director) started in September 2019 and Jacques (Program Manager) started in July 2020. Our highest priority is a project management tool such as Smartsheets, Trello, Asana to help us organize our work.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have 2 dedicated staff & a good start at remote work, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have lists of projects and work tasks, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $5,776 , allowing us to host activities of interest to the long neglected neighborhood that surrounds the Buffalo Central Terminal so that we grow and elevate together.

Our organization has worked 20+ years for our current once-in-a-lifetime support of funding and community interest that enables us to advance the reuse of the long vacant Buffalo Central Terminal. A well organized remote working plan will help us to maximize this opportunity

Project Plan

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Prep: Information Sharing
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with a summary of the Organization’s current or planned remote staff structure, including any known or anticipated challenges
  • Volunteer Manager outlines Organization’s goals for remote staff and teamwork, including any budget allowances for software, and in-person meetings or staff retreats
  • Professional requests contact information for specific remote staff members to conduct informational interviews, if needed / appropriate
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Milestone 1: Assessment
  • Professional reviews the information provided and drafts an initial assessment of what is working and what can be improved with the Organization’s current remote team structure, processes, and tools
  • Volunteer Manager reviews the assessment and provides feedback to Professional
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Milestone 2: Draft Recommendations
  • Professional makes recommendations for specific processes and tools that support the Organization’s remote staff, and address specific challenges with remote communication or collaboration
  • Volunteer Manager reviews and provides feedback to Professional, including identifying any specific tools that the Organization would like more information on
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Milestone 3: Final Recommendations & Next Steps
  • Professional incorporates Volunteer Manager’s feedback into the final recommendations document, including any additional information about specific tools (features, pricing, etc.) that the Volunteer Manager has requested
  • Professional delivers the final recommendations document, and provides advice on how the Organization can take the next steps to implement them
  • Note: If you want to set up Google apps for your remote team, please post the Google Apps Setup project
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Central Terminal Restoration Corp.
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Our Mission

Central Terminal Restoration Corp's mission is to restore and revive the historic Buffalo Central Terminal, a former train station in Buffalo, NY, as a thriving hub of community events and activity.

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