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


Enjoy our episodes on how the world of work (and our attitude to work) is changing. 
And every other week, we talk specifically about working in virtual teams. 

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Feb 2, 2017

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 messages and the importance of revising your communication norms; pros and cons for teams and communities.
https://slackhq.com/threaded-messaging-comes-to-slack-417ffba054bd#.gx6t5ndmt

Lisette mentions this episode 46 from The Future Work podcast
https://thefutureorganization.com/forget-work-life-balance-its-all-about-work-life-integration/

If you would like to join Virtual Team Talk: https://virtualteamtalk.com/

Zoom's cash injection: http://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2017/01/17/ceo-announcement-zoom-partners-with-sequoia-in-100-million-funding-round-releases-zoom-4-0/

The Main Conversation:

Simulating the office online, how we create the team agreement.
What's infopresence?
Culture in virtual teams. What is normal behaviour for our team?
Diversity in teams.
Reference to the earlier episode on Communication in Virtual Teams.
http://virtualnotdistant.com/communication-remote-team/


How do we avoid basic misunderstandings by creating team agreements.

Hosting pain-free online meetings where everyone contributes.
"We're going into a new medium but we're not adapting."

Giving and receiving feedback in remote teams.
(You can listen to Lisette and Pilar's first ever conversation in Collaboration Superpowers episode 4.)
http://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/4-humanizing-remote-work-pilar-orti/

"All mediums are not created equal."

We also refer to the last episode on facilitating virtual meetings:
http://virtualnotdistant.com/facilitating-virtual-meetings/

Showing appreciation.

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