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


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Jul 13, 2017

In this episode, Pilar and Lisette discuss a few articles that have caught their eye over the past weeks. 

(1) Pilar and Lisette discuss a worrying new statistic: one in five employees in the UK are afraid to ask their managers to move onto flexible working. What's going on?

Articles about flexible working:

http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/one-five-employees-afraid-ask-flexible-working/

https://www.fastcompany.com/3059295/inside-three-companies-that-are-innovating-flexible-schedules

https://cms.aviva.com/media/upload/Aviva_Working_Lives_Report_2017_INTERACTIVE.pdf

(2) We talk about Apple's new headquarters. The dangers of silos vs a great place where people want to work. Can buildings adapt as fast as they need to?


The article about Apple’s New HQ
https://hbr.org/2017/06/why-apples-new-hq-is-nothing-like-the-rest-of-silicon-valley

(3) Article on the perils of being the only remote worker. The need to have empathy with those who are remote when most of us are collocated. 

https://www.hanselman.com/blog/TragediesOfTheRemoteWorkerLooksLikeYoureTheOnlyOneOnTheCall.aspx

(4) Some random updates.
Pilar recommends using the microphone on your smartphone’s keyboard to reduce typing into it.

Pilar’s new book “Hi, I’m Here for a Recording. The ordinary life of a voiceover artist.”  is out now “https://pilarwrites.com/2017/06/25/the-ordinary-life-of-a-voiceover-artist/

Lisette recommends an editor: The-editrice.com

Pilar talks about taking part in the 10-day Business Book Proposal Challenge: https://alisonjones.leadpages.co/proposal-challenge/