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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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Apr 3, 2015

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00:30 Pilar's short intro.
04:55 Lisette's off-piste adventures and her next speaking event.
11:20 We begin our conversation. How organisations are becoming more networked, less hierarchical.
13:30 The curse of "being always on". How technology is helping people taking charge of their own development. (Check out the episode on Yammer, 42:03). The origins of Working Out Loud.
17:40 Pilar mentions the book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking (affiliate link.)
18:55 Prioritising.
19:45 Work-life balance, work-life fusion and choosing the location where you want to live, not where you want to work. Feeling "boxed in".
The down-side of non-location specific, the freelance aspect. Pilar mentions a "housing crisis in London" - it's actually in the UK. Here's an article about it Article in The Guardian.
27:30 The curses. Is communication more difficult or easier when we're working with others remotely?
What to do when you get stuck. Lisette mentions the podcast Entrepreneur on Fire and the book Borrowing Brilliance: The Six Steps to Business Innovation by Building on the Ideas of Others (affiliate link)
35:40 How Lisette has created her own feedback loop. OKRs in teams and accountability partners. Lisette mentions this meetup in Holland: http://www.meetup.com/Het-Nieuwe-Werken-Meetup/
46:55 Lisette's interview with Teo Haren.
54:10 Pilar mentions an episode from The Bottom Line on Going Global 12 March 2015.
This is the Zapier article Pilar talked about: How to Avoid Burnout in a Remote Team.
Lisette mentions Cocoon Projects in Italy