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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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Aug 14, 2015

Pilar speaks to Adam Isle, who shares how he adapted to working from home after many years of working in an office.

00:30 Is it more difficult to make the transition from office-based to home-based work than to start off in a virtual team? (And Pilar talks a bit about Virtual, not Distant...)

07:00 Adam shares his role at the CIPD, working from home, liaising with clients and meeting at head office.

"When you're staring at four walls, you don't get much feedback."

12:25 How you have to consciously make the effort to keep informal communication going and what Adam and his colleagues did to address this.

You need to consciously make the effort to stay in touch.

19:95 Changing your process and managing your time. Freedom and structure. Visibility.

22:55 Face to face adds depth to client relationships. The difficulty of knowing when to be formal or informal if you've never met someone face to face. Cues we take from in person interactions. Making virtual introductions more personal, before meeting them in person.

27:15 Adam and Change.

32:25 Career aspirations and working from home... Getting too comfortable.

37:35 Adam refers to episode 38 when he mentions how Social Media changed recruitment.

Connect with Adam on LinkedIn (he's not on Twitter... yet!).