team launch

give every team a strong foundation

Research by J. Richard Hackman, who spent decades studying team performance, shows that 60% of the variation in team effectiveness is attributable to the design of the team, 30% to the way the team is launched. Team design isn’t just limited to hiring awesome people, but it considers the nature of the work, clarity in goals and enabling supports.

form a team identity and cultural norms

  • Establish the team's identity in the company
  • Describe the one thing this team needs to succeed at
  • Surface the psychological safety hazards
  • Agree working hour availability
  • Assess tool suitability for collaboration
  • Explicitly design team culture

design a 'System of Work'

  • Critique and design the team workflow
  • Negotiate decision delegation to accelerate change
  • Identify the handover points that slow the team down
  • Determine the metrics that drive performance
  • Catalogue the organisational policies applicable to the team
  • Clarify the roles, expertise and cross-skilling within a team

streamline communication within the team
  • Declutter communication between team members
  • Redesign regular team events to save time

Teams are the foundational building block of your business, build them with care.

Learning outcomes:

  • a fundamental understanding of how to use remote:af tools
  • practical experience cultivating process and cultural alignment between teams
  • practice in validating alignment events for fitness of purpose
  • facilitation guidance for someone on your business to launch and relaunch team groups in future

What you get:

  • a single view of your team on a page
  • a backlog of the key leadership interventions required to build success
  • a preparation call with the remote:af team to customise your applied training workshop
  • license for a facilitator in your team to use team group launch
  • back-ups of your teams work your chosen format (Mural, Miro, Powerpoint etc)
  • a blank copy of the team launch kit in your chosen format
  • PDF back-ups of your teams work and blank copies for future use

Duration: 8 hours over one week

Price: $4.000 USD

launch your team successfully

The remote:af Team Launch is a comprehensive program that helps your team align on the workflows, social norms, communication channels, and success measures that are essential for successful remote work. Through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous collaboration, your team can create a "living document" that can mature and update as your team evolves.

A remote:af Team Launch can be completed in as little as three hours. In this time your team will intentionally design their culture, optimize how they deliver outcomes and streamline communication. Each outcome on the right has a predefined activity, so it's easy to focus your collaboration time on the high value items.

what makes a tool?


There's no one-size-fits-all approach. Our tools are crafted to give you and your team the steps a world-class consultant would use.


The tools aren't just individual solutions - they work together to create a dynamic and impactful system that drive material business outcomes.


Each tool is like a buffet of delicious business solutions - pick and choose only the options that are right for you. Plus, you can always come back for seconds.

industry adaptable

We test everything across different industries to ensure that businesses of all kinds can understand and use the tools.

why remote:af?

With our cutting-edge tools and resources, you have the means to revolutionise your organisation from within. Embrace a DIY approach to success. Leverage remote:af's expertise in operating model design to equip your team with the necessary tools and strategies to thrive in the remote work landscape. Unlock the full potential of your team, optimize workflows, and foster seamless collaboration, all while adapting to the ever-changing business landscape. Experience a future where your team excels, no matter where they are located. Embrace remote:af and witness the transformation firsthand – driving productivity, innovation, and success throughout your organisation.