21st Century Work Life - Remote Working, Virtual Teams And Flexible Working

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Synopsis

The world of work is changing. Our attitudes to work are changing. The 21st Century Work Life podcast looks at different ways of earning a living, of using technology at work and of managing teams. If you're working in a conventional office, if you're part of a virtual team or if you just want to find out how our attitudes to work keep evolving, join Pilar Orti and guests every week. And pop in every other week for virtual coffee with Lisette Sutherland.Pilar Orti blogs at Virtual, not Distant.

Episodes

  • WLP235: Reflecting on Connection and Disconnection in Remote Teams

    WLP235: Reflecting on Connection and Disconnection in Remote Teams

    21/05/2020 Duration: 45min

    Welcome to the final part of our ‘connection and disconnection’ series with ShieldGEO, brought to you by Virtual Not Distant. Today we look back at these episodes and what we’ve learned from them, during an unexpectedly transitional time for the remote work space. For today we share a round-table discussion, featuring Pilar and Maya from Virtual Not Distant     , as well as Tim Burgess from ShieldGEO. Please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/reflection-connection-disconnection for the full shownotes and links.

  • WLP234 What’s Going On and Flexible Communication

    WLP234 What’s Going On and Flexible Communication

    14/05/2020 Duration: 01h12min

    This show is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, a London-based consultancy offering support to remote teams worldwide.  Please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/flexible-communication for full show notes What’s Going On (this topical segment was recorded on 6th May 2020) A recent article from Workplacesless What Happens to HR When Everyone is Suddenly Remote? takes an in-depth look at the ‘emotional labour’ that people-people do and how that has changed, on top of the logistical challenges and uncertainties they’re dealing with. It’s a good tie-in with our special ‘connection and disconnection’ series underway with ShieldGEO, and we shouldn’t forget that HR professionals are at the forefront of supporting coping with these issues for everyone. Looking ahead to what the workplace of the future might look like, we start with this one from Buro Happold Social distancing in the workplace: the new norm. We’ve never had an opportunity like this to truly rethink how we want to re-create the workp

  • WLP233: Helping Ourselves to Overcome Disconnection in Our Remote Teams

    WLP233: Helping Ourselves to Overcome Disconnection in Our Remote Teams

    07/05/2020 Duration: 33min

    This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd, a London-based consultancy helping teams transition to happy and productive office-optional working. In the 6th episode of this special “connection and disconnection in remote teams” series in association with ShieldGEO, we explore what we can do individually, to strengthen feelings of connection with our remote colleagues. After looking at the manager’s role previously, we need to remember we can all do our part, to support our own well-being and that of our teammates. Our series host Bree Cagiatti and guests new and old explore this topic and its implications. Please visit https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/self-help-connection for full shownotes.

  • WLP232 Transitioning to Remote: Adopting New Tech - and a New Mindset

    WLP232 Transitioning to Remote: Adopting New Tech - and a New Mindset

    30/04/2020 Duration: 01h12min

    An organisational change is the perfect time to give employees the option to work remotely. In this episode, our two guests talk about the challenges of introducing remote work in an organisation, as well as introducing a new digital collaboration ecosystem. For more detailed show notes and to get in touch, head over to www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/adopting-a-new-mindset-remote

  • WLP231 Leadership Fostering Connection in Remote Teams

    WLP231 Leadership Fostering Connection in Remote Teams

    23/04/2020 Duration: 40min

    This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd, a London-based consultancy helping teams transition to happy and productive office-optional working. Today we return to our special series in association with ShieldGEO on connection and disconnection in remote teams, and into this 5th episode we explore the role of the manager or employer in ensuring their team members remain connected when working remotely. Please see full shownotes at https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/connection-disconnection-manager for all the links and details of our wonderful guests featured in this episode.

  • WLP230 Whats Going On and Learning and Sharing Learning in Remote Teams

    WLP230 What's Going On and Learning and Sharing Learning in Remote Teams

    16/04/2020 Duration: 57min

    Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, where we help managers and teams transition to an office-optional approach. For full show notes please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/learning-and-sharing   What’s Going On  This topical segment was recorded on April 6th 2020 Maya experienced a meeting that was ‘Zoom-bombed’ - one of those new words 2020 will add to the lexicon. This phenomenon has attracted a lot of media coverage, and Zoom has taken steps to secure their own networks - so make sure you’re running the most up to date version of the app. A good example of why transitioning shouldn’t, in normal circumstances, happen without learning and planning… And Zoom is not the only meeting app out there! Google has rolled out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite customers globally, and we found this list of hundreds of other possibilities to choose from as well, with different properties and integrations for different industries. Among the plethora o

  • WLP229 Not Business as Usual in the (Already) Remote World

    WLP229 Not Business as Usual in the (Already) Remote World

    02/04/2020 Duration: 57min

    To counterpoint the wave of content to support people new to working from home, here at Virtual Not Distant we wanted to take time to reflect on the current state of knowledge work in the age of corona and the way things have changed already, and might continue to change in the future. (If you are new to this and looking for support in suddenly working from home, then we’d advise you to check out this short bonus episode in the first instance, as well as episode 60 of My Pocket Psych podcast. And contact us if we can help with anything specific to keep you going). While we’ll always advocate for working from home as an option in the mix, the world is short on options right now. Even for Pilar, doing voiceover work in studios is presently on complete hiatus, and work is changing at Virtual Not Distant with a surge in requests from work with Spanish companies - not traditionally keen to embrace ‘teletrabajo’ (see episode 214 for more on this) who are now looking towards long-term shifts in how they collaborat

  • WLP228 Whos Responsible for Connection in Remote Teams?

    WLP228 Who's Responsible for Connection in Remote Teams?

    26/03/2020 Duration: 39min

    Welcome back to our special series in association with ShieldGEO on connection and disconnection in remote teams, which is receiving fascinating feedback. Today we examine the critical question of whose responsibility is it, to maintain connection and ensure people don’t drift and become demotivated? Please see full shownotes at: https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/connection-disconnection-responsibilities  

  • WLP 227 What’s Going On, Technostress and Visible Teamwork

    WLP 227 What’s Going On, Technostress and Visible Teamwork

    20/03/2020 Duration: 59min

    In today's episode, we cover the concepts of Visible Teamwork, essential to working as a remote team, after Maya and Pilar talk about what's going on; and feedback from listeners. For full show notes, visit https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/technostress-and-visible-teamwork 03.10 mins What’s going on… Coronavirus is going on 15.10mins In Non-Corona Related News… 35.10mins Listener feedback, and what’s coming up at Virtual Not Distant 43.26 mins Visible Teamwork  

  • WLP226: Researching Collaboration Spaces

    WLP226: Researching Collaboration Spaces

    12/03/2020 Duration: 53min

    This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, helping businesses transition to successful remote working. Today we interview 6.07 Caitlin McDonald Dr Caitlin McDonald is a digital anthropologist at the Leading Edge Forum, an organisation which works with senior leaders to help them reconsider decisions and outcomes, through research, events, and advisory services.  Pilar participated in recent research for the Forum on Reconfiguring the collaborative workspace, which took a deep anthropological dive into workplace organisational structures and digital tools - in particular the ways we interact differently on and offline. Recent policy shifts in remote working and travel restrictions will affect many organisations for the first time, and Caitlin was keen to point out that ‘remote under duress’ is not a recipe for success, as we have discussed in this podcast previously. And in urban areas particularly, not everyone has a home environment suitable for work - it could be noisy, shared, unheated, etc. A

  • Suddenly Working from Home

    Suddenly Working from Home

    09/03/2020 Duration: 12min

    A short impromptu conversation between Pilar and guest Jacqui Walpole, on some of the issues knowledge workers might face from suddenly having to work from home. You can connect with today's guest over on https://twitter.com/JacquiWalpole  and https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquiwalpole/ For help to make your online collaboration work, and lead your team from a distance, visit www.virtualnotdistant.com

  • WLP225 Connection and Disconnection Beyond Work: The Wider Impact of Disconnection

    WLP225 Connection and Disconnection Beyond Work: The Wider Impact of Disconnection

    05/03/2020 Duration: 31min

    This is Virtual Not Distant's third podcast episode in our special series with ShieldGEO, and you can catch the first and second one if you missed them (and subscribe to them in our main feed wherever you get your podcast).   We’re thrilled with the feedback received on this series from our listeners, including from many of our previous guests (and Pilar’s mum :-) ). We love the way it’s helping us think about the way podcasts themselves build connection, so we’ll return to that theme very soon. But today, our guest host Bree Caggiati explores what happens when we find ourselves disconnected, from the people we work with and the work we’re doing? Dr Julianne Hold-Lunstad reminded us that humans have evolved to be social animals, and that kind of collectiveness has helped us survive - so loneliness is a similar biological drive to hunger or pain, we crave its resolution.  But we don’t always follow our best biological imperatives, and Brian Rhea talks about how easy it is as an introvert to avoid meetings a

  • WLP224 Whats Going On and Do Online Meetings Matter?

    WLP224 What's Going On and Do Online Meetings Matter?

    27/02/2020 Duration: 59min

    This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd.  For full shownotes, and details of Pilar Orti's new book Online Meetings That Matter, please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/online-meetings-connections. And here's What's Going On: Coronavirus Forces World’s Largest Work-From-Home Experiment - This article reflects a moving target in a fast-moving situation, as it was published 2nd February, but it indicates an ongoing phenomenon. Virtual Not Distant do not advise waiting for a global health crisis as a strategy for transformation, but it’s great if technology can rise to the occasion and encourage people to try new things - so long as they don’t judge the remote-first approach from the outcome of an ad-hoc reactive solution. Google's Plan to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint - For us, this piece triggered lots of reflection about the carbon footprint of digital ‘things’ in general. We think of remote as very ‘green’, but data, tech and storage does have a cost in terms of energy, when

  • WLP223: Discovering the Barriers to Connection

    WLP223: Discovering the Barriers to Connection

    20/02/2020 Duration: 28min

    Welcome to the second in our special series in association with ShieldGEO, with our guest host Bree Cagiatti, in discussion with an amazing panel of guests: In this episode we explore how disconnection presents itself, and we started by talking to Laurel Farrer, remote work advocate and founder of Distribute Consulting. Developer Brian Rhea has identified this too, and is building an app to help — in response to an enquiring tweet which blew up into a huge validation of the existence of a problem of loneliness for remote workers. Teresa Douglas, author of Working Remotely, is presently researching psychological safety in remote teams.  Tim Burgess, ShieldGEO co-founder, first experienced loneliness and disconnection in his first job, where he worked alone in an office in a new country — not remote then, but deeply isolated.  Asia Hundley (also from ShieldGEO) pointed out the way that excitement can mask such feelings at first in a new situation (in her case, a new country). Occupational Psychologist Richard

  • WLP222 Online Communities

    WLP222 Online Communities

    13/02/2020 Duration: 01h24min

    Hello and welcome to this multi-guest episode, where we delve into the world of online communities in the context of remote work.  This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd.  Please see full shownotes at https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/online-communities-remote-work. Guest interviews: 7.48 Lisette Sutherland - Collaboration Superpowers 28.58 Alex Hearst: Hoxby 48.13 Mark Kilby, Agile Florida 1.06.34 Martin Gilbraith Chair of IAF England Wales    

  • WLP221 Connection and Disconnection in Remote Teams.

    WLP221 Connection and Disconnection in Remote Teams.

    06/02/2020 Duration: 42min

    Welcome to our new series of 7 episodes on the theme of “connection and disconnection in remote teams”, in association with Virtual Not Distant partners Shield GEO. Shield GEO help businesses employ people globally by taking care of all the associated administration, legal and financial - supporting truly global remote work, in a way that’s a great alignment with everything we value at Virtual Not Distant. So we’re very excited to be expanding our podcasting repertoire with this new collaboration. Our host for this series is Bree Caggiati, and for this inaugural episode she is joined by Shield GEO Tim Burgess, as well as Pilar and Maya of course. The chosen theme began as a conversation initially about loneliness in remote teams - a natural part of the maturing of the remote work conversation, as more and more people open up to the possibilities it offers. But this evolved into an exploration of both sides of the coin: connection and disconnection.  Tim reflected on a research they had conducted with Sydney U

  • WLP220 The Unexpected Risks Facing Remote Teams

    WLP220 The Unexpected Risks Facing Remote Teams

    30/01/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant ltd - please see full shownotes and much more, at https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/unexpected-risks. What’s going on? What are the trends for Human Resources in 2020? Here are 20 of them, covered in breadth rather than depth - we could group them under themes of transparency, collaboration (“Slack” is a trend now apparently!), and making work visible. Interestingly this is not a list aimed at remote teams, but that’s not immediately obvious. Good news for collaboration tool deployment:  How Zoom Better Enables Patient Care, Employee Development at Moffitt Cancer Center and London Ambulance trials phone video stream platform  It’s fantastic to see online meeting tools making a difference, even saving lives, in diverse settings which are so far removed from our knowledge-worker bubble, and here are two great examples from the world of medicine. Templates in MS Teams - now for medical and all sorts of other organisations and teams there are pre

  • WLP219 OnBoarding (or Integration) in Remote Teams and Organisations

    WLP219 OnBoarding (or Integration) in Remote Teams and Organisations

    16/01/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    Hello and welcome to the first episode of 2020!  This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd.  Please see full shownotes at https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/onboarding-integration 02.40 Marcus Wermuth Engineering Manager for the Mobile Team at Buffer. You can with Marcus on LinkedIn, Twitter, and via his website.  7 Ways to Set Up a New Hire for Success,” by Michael D. Watkins. 27.43 Mandy Garner, managing editor of Working Mums and Working Wise 33.30 The Role of Bots in Onboarding How to Improve New Hire Engagement and Onboarding for Technical Employees Using AI and Chatbots. 38:05 Mark Kilby, Agile Coach You can hear more from Mark in Episodes 95, 175, 197, on twitter, and his website. We want to answer YOUR big questions about work/remote work in 2020, so please contact us. Or you can tweet Virtual Not Distant, or Pilar and Maya directly, with any of your thoughts and ideas

  • WLP218 Bonus Episode: Leading a People Ops Distributed Team with Laila von Alvensleben

    WLP218 Bonus Episode: Leading a People Ops Distributed Team with Laila von Alvensleben

    09/01/2020 Duration: 30min

    Welcome to episode 218 of the 21st Century Work Life podcast, which is actually a bonus episode, made up of my conversation with Laila von Alvensleben from Mural. mural.co https://twitter.com/lailavona LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lailavon/ https://lailavon.com/ If you're a regular listener, you will know that the last batch of guest episodes have focused on a topic, with contributions from different guests. And the way in which I have been working on this has been by recording full interviews with them, and then finding the bits that went together best. What this has meant is that I've got some longer pieces with some guests that I'd quite like to share with you. And what better way to do this than at the beginning of the year, while we wait for the first episode on our schedule to be released on 16th January 2020. So remember that this show is brought to you by Virtual not Distant, a London-based company helping managers and their teams transition to an office-optional approach, and my name is Pil

  • WLP217 Bonus Episode: Being a Manager in a Distributed Company with Marcus Wermuth

    WLP217 Bonus Episode: Being a Manager in a Distributed Company with Marcus Wermuth

    02/01/2020 Duration: 42min

    Welcome to episode 217 of the 21st Century Work Life podcast, which is actually a bonus episode, made up of my conversation with Marcus Wermuth from Buffer. Find out more about him over at www.marcuswermuth.com and follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/mwermuth If you're a regular listener, you will know that the last batch of guest episodes have focused on a topic, with contributions from different guests. And the way in which I have been working on this has been by recording full interviews with them, and then finding the bits that went together best. What this has meant is that I've got some longer pieces with some guests that I'd quite like to share with you. And what better way to do this than at the beginning of the year, while we wait for the first episode on our schedule to be released on 16th January 2020. So remember that this show is brought to you by Virtual not Distant, a London-based company helping managers and their teams transition to an office-optional approach, and my name is Pilar Or

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