21st Century Work Life - remote working, virtual teams and flexible working.

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 if you're working in a virtual team or are a remote worker, pop in every other week for virtual coffee with Lisette Sutherland - she's got great advice for you! Pilar Orti blogs at Virtual, not Distant.

http://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts

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    WLP111 Courageous Conversations


    Sam Mednick introduces herself. She's an audacious journalists and also a member of the Happy Melly team.  Sam talks about what it's like to work in Happy Melly One. It seems difficult to separate happiness at work from happiness in life in general. It's ok now to admit that what happens in life affects our work and viceversa.  What makes trust possible in this virtual team? Sam talks about sharing values and having honest conversations and touching base with each other on video.  Pilar...


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    WLP110 Security in Remote Teams


    We talk about protecting our work when working outside the office.  INTRO and Catch-up Duncan featured us! http://banoffeesolutions.co.uk/archive/podcasts-for-remote-working/ Programming and Data Science blog by Duncan Thomson We recommend that you watch The Newsroom Join us for Virtual Team Talk.  Sococo has a new "meetings" feature, which makes it easy to organise meetings in the space and also to tap someone on the shoulder to let them know you want to talk to them, and they can...


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    WLP109 Where Digital meets Print


    In today's episode, Pilar talks to Caroline Crampton, Assistant Editor of the New Statesman magazine.  Get in touch through www.virtualnotdistant.com Caroline explains her role as Assistant Editor of the New Statesman, where she works mainly on the print version of the magazine. What does a "hybrid publication" look like? How does it sustain itself? Caroline talks us through the different tasks that make up her role and gives us a brief history of the New Statesman. Caroline's podcast...


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    Working from Home - a Fickle Friday episode


    A short, on the go episode inspired by a recent conversation from a manager who had been told that people "could now work from home". Find out what works, don't rely on your experience when you do it on ad-hoc basis. You can't just say, "Ok, you can now work from home". You need to lay down a new infrastructure. It's a change programme!


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    WLP108 The Four Pillars Of Remote Teamwork


    In this episode, we talk about the four areas of teamwork you should address in your remote team. Introduction: What Caught Our Eye? RSI and general health when working with so much tech. More or Less 3 Jan Does Sweden Really have a Six Hour Day? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04n7vlg Pilar mentions Companies Without Managers, the episode from In Business that talks about the Buurtzorg model. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03045tx We talk about the introduction of Slack threaded...


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    56m
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    WLP107 Facilitating Virtual Meetings


    In this episode, Pilar Orti talks to Nancy Settle-Murphy about how she facilitates online and hybrid meetings.  Having conversations in public when you meet someone for the first time. Being a coach/trainer/facilitator Who does Nancy work with? Hybrid meetings. Nancy talks about one of her clients and why they decide to hold hybrid meetings. Involving people calling into the in person meeting in activities. Using the technology wisely. Making online team meetings work. Does splitting...


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    57m
    this month

    The Importance of Autonomy - Fickle Friday Special


    An "on the spot" recording about the importance of autonomy at work.  Pilar shares a great customer service experience and a really good read. 


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    WLP106 Communication and Motivation in Virtual Teams


    In this episode Pilar and Lisette review some of the latest news in the world of work and offer some guidance on how to review your communication infrastructure in your virtual team. Pilar introduces this episode and she mentions this book (well, she mentions Tim Harford but can't remember the title!) Messy: How to be creative and resilient in a Tidy-Minded World She mentions this episode from Evidence Talks about the Right to Disconnect law in France....


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    WLP105 Observing Humans at Work


    In today's episode, Pilar chats to Curtis James, who observes people at work and gives visibility to those jobs that are often invisible.  visit www.virtualnotdistant.com An incredibly short introduction. Pilar is actually back after the conversation, to add some comments. Remember to check out these other two podcasts: Management Café and Evidence Talks. The Conversation with Curtis James 03:45mins Curtis's journey working in organisations. http://www.wearefieldwork.com/ Impartiality...


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    WLP104 Headlines We Could Have Done Without in 2016


    Introduction If you work in a virtual team, or are a remote worker or are just interested in making the world of work as great as it can be, join us in Virtual Team Talk. A new podcast on evidence-based practice in organisations http://www.futureworkcentre.com/what-we-do/education/evidencetalks/ Virtual Coffee with Lisette and Pilar 05:30mins 30 Nov Entrepreneur on Fire http://www.eofire.com/podcast/lisettesutherland/ The virus that goes into your calendar. Using online conferences as...


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    this year