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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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Sep 14, 2017

In this episode, Pilar explains the benefits of having regular update meetings with your remote team.


Pilar mentions this article by Amy Edmondson and Bror Saxberg Putting Lifelong Learning on the CEO Agenda.

(We cover Psychological Safety also in Episode 9 of Management Café.)

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The kind of team Pilar is talking about: Those with a decent timezone overlap.

Don’t Cancel your Regular Team Meetings!

Conversations not Presentations

Nurturing Connections

Technology becomes Your Friend

Soon They Will be Everywhere!

Check out episode 136 on how Automattic uses video to engage with customers.

There’s reference to episode 557 of HBR Ideacast “Restoring Sanity to the Office” with Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp.

He mentions that the reason why meetings are often seen as interruptions is because they involve “Talking about something right now that generally has very little to do with what's happening with our work right now”.

What Do You Want to Get from the Meeting?

If you just want to reconnect with team members, voice this or else your silence can be misinterpreted.

Can’t Make the Meeting or Don’t Want to be There?

Also check out Episode 119 Making Video Meetings Comfortable