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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. 

For more on our services, check out www.virtualnotdistant.com

Dec 14, 2017

Pilar and Lisette review the last year and look forward to see what 2018 might bring.

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“Leadership in Remote Teams” online course 12 – 23 Feb 2018 www.virtualnotdistant.com/open-workshops/

Why Lisette won’t be joining us for the first two months of 2018.

The difficulty of saying “no” and how difficult it is to hear it.

Last year’s episode was episode 104 www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/2016-headlines
This was the article predicting 2017

10 Workplace Trends You'll See in 2017
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2016/11/01/workplace-trends-2017/#6954cfed3457


What we’ve seen happen in 2017

Skype for Business seems more popular while individuals seem to be moving away from Skype.

How “co-working” means different things to different people.
If you find it isolating to work from home, you need to be proactive in reaching out.

The shift in mindset is slow…

The use of technology in recruiting.

“Experiences” as rewards.


The gig economy. If you would like to know more about this, check out episode 19 of Evidence Talks.

What’s been happening in 2017 in our own work lives

Virtual not Distant
Ross Winter took over the podcast polishing
https://podcastpolishing.com/

Maya Middlemiss has joined the company!
www.mayamiddlemiss.com

Pilar and Lisette co-interviewed, and they also recorded an interview that will never air!

Join us for Virtual Team Talk
http://www.virtualteamtalk.com

Online learning communities

Lots more podcasts have been created.
Pilar’s doing lots of podcasting, including Word Maze.

Tom Petty and Ueli Steck died…

Lisette delivered a TedX talk!

2017 Developments in the World of Work

Are we working longer hours if we work from home – so what about employment law?

Office 365 – the integration of tools

More conversation around what is an office space for?

ONE SIZE OFFICE DOESN"T FIT ALL
https://www.standard.co.uk/business/will-the-traditional-office-exist-in-the-future-a3693196.html?amp
At Deloitte, 83 per cent of the consultancy firm’s 16,000 UK employees use agile working — working from home or elsewhere when it suits them, and the business.
Companies are also embracing the idea of collaborative working, in which they share office space with each other. Regus, which provides shared and serviced offices, has 300 sites in the UK serving 250,000 businesses including Uber. Clients can pay-as-they-go from £15 per person per day.
https://www.wired.com/story/why-wework-is-buying-meetup/

Unlimited Vacation
https://hbr.org/2017/11/the-ceo-of-kronos-on-launching-an-unlimited-vacation-policy 

Distributed agile
Thanks to Heidi Araya - @HeidiAraya on Twitter

“Building career lifestyles”


Pilar appeared in this Spanish podcast http://www.futureforwork.com/podcasts/equipos-virtuales-pero-no-distantes

What We Look Forward to in 2018

Coaching online also works!
 https://scienceforwork.com/blog/workplace-coaching/ 

Talk of how much home and work life should overlap or not.

Online meetups and conferences – what will happen in that space?
What will be different?

An article about trends to look for in 2018: https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/22-trends-to-look-for-in-2018.html

Automation

and of course the books “Collaboration Superpowers” and “Online Meetings that Rock”!