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21st Century Work Life and leading remote teams

Brought to you by Virtual not Distant, the 21st Century Work Life podcast looks at leading remote teams, online collaboration and working in distributed organisations.

Join Pilar Orti, guests & co-hosts as they shine the spotlight on the most relevant themes and news relevant to the modern knowledge worker.

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Jan 19, 2023

In this episode, Shannon Teague shares her story scaling a remote business, and some of the things she learned along the way.

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You can find Shannon and her course over at - and she’s got a free course on hiring remotely to get you started if you need...

Jan 12, 2023

We'll be back to our normal programme next week, but in case you're looking for something to listen to around leading remote teams, here's a conversation between Tim Burgess and Pilar Orti on tackling the challenges of the asynchronous environment as managers/leaders. This is episode 38 from Management Café, where the...

Dec 20, 2022

In this What’s Going On episode, Maya and Pilar review how new ways of working have landed in organisations and how the freelance landscape is evolving - mainly in relation to remote work. Recorded on 5 December 2022.

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Is it time to revisit unproductive flexible working arrangements?...

Dec 8, 2022

Today's guest is Daphnée Laforest, who is also helping organisations adopt asynchronous practices to make remote work sustainable. 

Daphne is the host of the podcast The Remote First podcast, which started during the pandemic to help companies adopt remote work, and now it focuses on optimising new ways of...

Nov 24, 2022

We had a problem with our previous file, so just in case you couldn't access it from your app earlier on, here it is. 
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In this What’s Going On episode, Maya and Pilar talk about how online education is evolving and what this means for the future workforce, the rise of...