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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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Feb 19, 2016

In this episode, Pilar and Lisette talk about what needs to change in our way of working and how our mindset would need to change.


00:30 Pilar introduces the episode and asks for your input, as we still need to record Part 2 on this topic.

07:50 Pilar reads her virtual rhyme Tool Overload.

Saros Virtual Team Practice

03:50 mins Choose a tool that can be rolled out across different devices and operating systems - you never how people are going to access them.

To register with Saros Research, follow this link.


Virtual Coffee with Lisette, talking about whether "remote" can scale

09:50mins Lisette is currently running her Work Together Anywhere workshop, so they talk about the irony that most people seem to prefer to take training about online work, in person.

12:15mins Playing with space during learning and meeting, both on and offline. Changing the dynamics by changing the space and tool.
(They mention Zoom and Sococo.)

16:25mins We talk about Virtual Team Talk, what's going on there?

Do groups have to be private to encourage meaningful conversation?

21:40mins You must read Team of Teams!

What will the new status symbols be in the virtual workplace?

Have you watched The Good Wife?

Letting Go!

Can instant communication suggest more direct control?

Look out for episode 53, on Workshift.

43:50mins Why Lisette's Twitter handle is @lightling  (Pilar's stays as @PilarOrti)