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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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Feb 2, 2017

In this episode, we talk about the four areas of teamwork you should address in your remote team.

Introduction: What Caught Our Eye?

RSI and general health when working with so much tech.

More or Less 3 Jan Does Sweden Really have a Six Hour Day?
Pilar mentions Companies Without Managers, the episode from In Business that talks about the Buurtzorg model.

We talk about the introduction of Slack threaded messages and the importance of revising your communication norms; pros and cons for teams and communities.

Lisette mentions this episode 46 from The Future Work podcast

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Zoom's cash injection:

The Main Conversation:

Simulating the office online, how we create the team agreement.
What's infopresence?
Culture in virtual teams. What is normal behaviour for our team?
Diversity in teams.
Reference to the earlier episode on Communication in Virtual Teams.

How do we avoid basic misunderstandings by creating team agreements.

Hosting pain-free online meetings where everyone contributes.
"We're going into a new medium but we're not adapting."

Giving and receiving feedback in remote teams.
(You can listen to Lisette and Pilar's first ever conversation in Collaboration Superpowers episode 4.)

"All mediums are not created equal."

We also refer to the last episode on facilitating virtual meetings:

Showing appreciation.

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