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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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Oct 10, 2019

Today Pilar explores the paths that a diverse range of leaders of remote teams have travelled, to reach their present roles. Journeys of learning, self awareness and personal growth… Some inspiring conversations, which we will share with you in full later in the year.

But first...

What’s going on?

Our quick round-up of remote work news and conversations:

  • Online meetings: A new series of articles curated by Judy Rees, and featuring many of our previous guests, as well as Pilar herself, discussing the social connection aspect of online meetings, and we’ll have Judy on the show to talk about all the issues that emerged.
  • Minds at Work contact us about learning and development in remote teams, so we referred them to Buffer and their exemplary approach to managing and funding professional development - growth mindset, rather than training, for a start. 
  • Breakout rooms - a feature of face to face workshop facilitation since forever, and so far limited to Zoom online. But you can hack MS Teams, or Skype, or anything else, to do breakout sessions if you use different channels, for each room. Reminds us all that it’s not which tool, but how you agree to use it, that matters… Even if it takes a little more prep.

Don’t forget to share with us ‘what’s going on’ for you, and there’s more news, of course, in our newsletter.

Now lets meet our remote leadership guests, who discussed multiple dimensions of remote leadership in a series of in-depth conversations with Pilar (please see full shownotes for details)

Laïla von Alvensleben

Laïla is Head of People Ops at Mural, a visual collaboration tool for planning and brainstorming

Marcus Wermuth

Buffer Mobile Lead

Tim Burgess

Shield GEO

Millie Blackwell

Showcase Workshop 

If you enjoyed these insights, do look out later in the year for the full interviews with each of these inspiring guests