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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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Jun 1, 2017

In this episode, Pilar and Lisette share their favourite online tools and why they work for them. Can you add any to the list?


How important are tools? Get out your pen and paper - or your favourite note-taking app!

Lisette mentions HuddleWall (though she hasn't tried it out yet).

We talk about Trello!!!!! (Planner is the Microsoft 365 version.)

Find out more about Trello and the company behind it in episode 68.


To find out more about Sococo:
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For narrating the work. What do you prefer: to know about people's tasks or their thinking process?

Take diversity into account when selecting your tools. 

Spying vs Working Out Loud

Narrating the work shouldn't be linked to Performance Management, or else it becomes something else... 

Pilar mentions Work Rules by Lazlo Bock and the episode 82 Work Rules Without Pants SLACK

Signalling status.
If you're using an online conversation system rather than email, customise your notifications. 
Pilar mentions this article by Oliver Burkman: Pilar has an article on Your Notifications are Your Friends

"Under New Management" by David Burkus and the link of notifications and stress. 


Lisette describes how the Happy Melly team uses ZenDesk Inbox to manage team emails. 


For prioritising and scheduling tasks. 


For a beautiful ping when your task is complete.


Episode 87 on Hybrid Teams

For presenting online in front of your slides. 


For saving articles. 

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