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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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Aug 21, 2015

00:30 Pilar is experimenting with a new set up with the microphone and being more spontaneous (Post-podcast: It worked very well!).

10:30 Lisette shares her learning shot experience.

13: 50 Feedback on Twitter. Is it useful? (Pilar and Lisette got a tweet that brought up lots of points and questions.) Pilar learned loads from it.
How a group in FB dealt with conflict. Reflections on team identity, check out our previous episode.

24:50 Learning is not just about gathering information, need to get feedback regularly. Kolb's cycle.

Learning through discussing and by being accountable to others.

We introduce the Jurgen alert. (Listen for the special offer.)

33:15 How do we prioritise learning and share information? Individual vs Team learning.

Creating a bank of knowledge and then doing something with that information.

39:20 Conquering fear.


"Learning is uncomfortable."

41.50 Is "learning" work?

The role of personality in wanting to learn.

Learning together helps to build our team - we share common points of reference and language.

48:25 Can different ways of structuring and organisation help learning? Holacracy.

Learning in the team: retrospectives.

52:35 Lisette has a book (Jurgen Appelo's Workout) to give away! #jalert

55:30 Lisette mentions the Celebration Grid and Are we creating the right conditions for learning? Learning from failure and mistakes. Openly.

01:02:30  Wrapping up and some specifics for those people ready to be conscious of learning together. Creating learning guilds.

Lisette mentions the book Borrowing Brilliance.


"Learning is about adapting to change and being excellent in my own way."