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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.

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Mar 30, 2017

In today's episode, Pilar talks with Eva Rimbau-Gilabert about a recent piece of research on how "managing up" tactics differ between collocated and virtual workers (those in close physical proximity to the manager and those working away from the office).

The research that Eva shares was conducted by Sebastián Steizel, who is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Eva was director of the thesis.

Eva Rimbau-Gilabert's Twitter handle: @erimbau

06:20 Different tactics that people use to influence their boss and how they differ in use between virtual workers and collocated workers. 
Upward appeal

13:00 The use of technology and how this changes when people try to influence their boss. 
Synchronous vs asynchronous. 

16:54 The importance of synchronous communication to give team members the space to express the importance of what they're raising. 

18:55 Networking within the organisation. 

23:03 The question of career progression. 

25:42 More on advantages and disadvantages of synchronous and asynchronous communication. And a summary of the tactics mentioned right at the beginning. 

30:00 Initial stages on research on wellbeing of teleworkers and how leadership behaviour can influence psychological wellbeing. 

35:11 Final thoughts on the diversity of remote teams and the degrees of "virtual"