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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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Mar 20, 2015

Technology is at the heart of the work revolution. We wouldn't be talking so much about virtual teams if we couldn't easily access many, many tools to help us work with others many miles away. But, there are so many collaboration tools out there: how do you choose one for you and your team? Lisette and Pilar hope this episode will help you make a start.

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00:35 Pilar's very short introduction.

03:30 Lisette and I were quite chatty this week. We talked about:
Happy Melly’s dance party and Muse cubes.

07:45 Hired an online personal trainer through FitOrbit.

11:30 Pilar got a nice message from one of her connections – podcasting with integrity.

13:45 Pilar is now listening to the Fizzle Show. Lisette enjoyed the Adam Corolla show, Entrepreneur on Fire, This American Life: Serial , Start Up

17:20 We finally get down to talking about collaboration tools.
How the tool LIsette was using went bust overnight, a cautionary tale….

 We start talking about tools, which Lisette divides into six categories.

22:50 Visualising and Brainstorming

 28:45 Project Management

36:40 Task Management

37:50 Knowledge-based Tools

44:20 File Storage

47:50 Informal Communication and Meetings

54:45 Best practices when using collaboration tools with your virtual team:

01:02:30 Pilar's afterthoughts