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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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May 29, 2015

00:30 Pilar introduces the subject of engagement at work and brings up the difficult subject of dealing with mistakes at work.
Pilar mentions this article which I don't think we touch on in the conversation:
www.hrzone.com/engage/customers/interview-danielle-harmer-chief-people-officer-metro-bank

07:15 Lisette shares her updates, talking about the workshops she's delivering throughout the world!

10:50 We start our "buzz word heavy episode", talking about Engagement. Lisette's most popular article to date has been
Six Strategies to Increase Engagement and Retention 
www.lisettesutherland.com/2013/02/six-strategies-to-increase-engagement-and-retention/

What do we mean by "engagement"?

13:50 The locus of engagement, what aspect of the organisation do we connect with?
Locus of Engament: understanding what employees connect with at work.
www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/research/locus-engagement-understanding-connect.aspx

15:20 What Lisette has learned from communities built around rock bands.
Definition of community: a group of people aligned around a topic or solving a specific problem.
What can we learn from communities?

19:55 Playfulness. Building a safe and tolerant atmosphere where experimentation is encouraged.

The celebration grid. www.happymelly.com/celebrating-success-and-failure/

26:05 Sharing resources and spreading information.
http://virtualnotdistant.com/trust/

Locus of engagement.
What do individuals look for from companies to help them stay connected?

YouEarnedIt How the Cool Kids Attract and Retain Talent in 2015
youearnedit.com/blog/how-the-cool-kids-attract-and-retain-talent-in-2015/

33:10 Connectors. The importance of connecting people.

42:00 Give people equal attention. Know your people so that you can shape job descriptions around your people.
Lisette mentions her interview with Ralph Van Roosmalen.
www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/managing-remote-offices-3-places-ralph-van-roosmalen/

47:55 Virtuosos in the group. Recognition.

50:52 Office perks: care or control?