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21st Century Work Life and leading remote teams

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Jun 23, 2016

In today's episode, Pilar talks to Richard A MacKinnon from the Future Work Centre, about the World of Work model and taking an evidence-based approach to making changes in our organisations. 


Pilar talks about her experience in in-person conferences (she gets very tired...).

How proxemics inform our online communication - see Sococo screenshot.

Changing the Context of communication in virtual teams, to allow for different people to engage.

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The Conversation with Richard A. MacKinnon from The Future Work Centre

19:40mins What does The Future Work Centre do?

Pilar met Richard at the E-Resilience Conference. Hear more about this in a previous episode.
The problem with 'top tips'.

"The public has a real appetite for science."

Think Like a Scientist!

The World of Work Model:

"People don't get up in the morning with the goal of making bad decisions."

On employee engagement:

Next seminar on 22 Sept 2016, London:

Insight into Action events:

Beware of 'confirmation bias' and 'action bias'.

Annual performance reviews: what's the evidence to say they don't work?

Events at the Future of Work Centre

New research area: Management and Leadership


Get in touch with Richard: info [at]
Follow on Twitter @fw_centre