Nov 30, 2017
In this episode, Pilar talks about the fears that arise around the use/overuse of technology when we introduce a remote setup.
In this episode, Pilar talks about the fears that arise around the use/overuse of technology when we introduce a remote setup. In the second part of the episode, she talks about the new open course run by Virtual not Distant.
Check out this new, two-week course (though youâ€™ll only need to commit about 30-60 minutes a day) on leadership in remote teams. With voucher code. https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/open-workshops/
This episode will be of use to team members, managers and those responsible for supporting the shift to remote work / agile working in organisations.
What are the fears of tech overload?
- That all our interactions will be online and we will lose our
- That we wonâ€™t be able to switch off.
- That learning to use new platforms will be stressful and take up too much time.
Human connection and overload
Move away from email onto platforms/tools. (Weâ€™ll talk about tool overload later.)
Different people have different relationships with email. The problem is that our inbox tends to mix our team communication with our organisational/external communication.
We havenâ€™t trained ourselves in using it and we havenâ€™t agreed how to use it.
Most emails donâ€™t have a personal picture, but collaboration platforms do. Sense of connection.
Agree on what will be used for what.
What is â€œurgentâ€? (Saturday email from Santi.)
As you get to it, send messages to say things have been updated.
Adjust your notifications.
Itâ€™s your responsibility to check.
Hypercommunication until you get into a rhythm.
False sense of security with Office 365. (Still lots of choices and updates.)
Make yourself comfortable / Create comfort for those in the office to work remotely with others
Devices, wireless, adjustable desks, screen behind you (separate home)
I use a Kindle to read, dictate emails into phone and use pen and paper!
In office, create a space for meetings and necessary equipment â€“ simple equipment!
Work Life Balance Fusion Interference (episode 120 with Lisette)
Our Open Course
12 â€“ 23 February 2018
Lots of questions for you, make the material your own
Become a tech DJ, navigate through tech.
First time we run it so we have a discount for you: 15% off just enter code PODCAST at checkout.