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The world of work is changing. Our attitudes to work are changing. The 21st Century Work Life podcast looks at different ways of earning a living, of using technology at work and of managing teams. If you're working in a conventional office, if you're part of a virtual team or if you just want to find out how our attitudes to work keep evolving, join Pilar Orti and guests every week. And if you're working in a virtual team or are a remote worker, pop in every other week for virtual coffee wi ...
 
Say Owt's mission is to promote and platform live snappy spoken-word in York. So we're getting together with our favourite poets to have a lovely chat over a nice cup of tea. Talking experiences, inspirations and taking you behind the scenes of what poetry truly means to them. www.sayowt.cou.uk
 
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Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant in London, helping remote teams work together better, Today's imterview features Robert (Bob) Glazer who previously joined us 2 years ago back in episode 179, CEO of global partner marketing agency Acceleration Partners and author and podcaster Robert’s company is fully remote and has always valued flexibility,…
 
In the final episode of the mini-series How the World of Work and our Attitudes to Work are Changing, Pilar talks to Dr. Chris Mullen, Executive Director of The Workforce Institute at UKG, about their recent research into employees' concerns "for the workplace of today and tomorrow." You can read a summary of the study here: https://www.businesswir…
 
This is the second of three episode of the mini-series, "How the World of Work (and our attitudes to work) are Changing". Today, Pilar talks to Andrew Saunders about the research carried out in September 2020 the exclusive survey carried out by Management Today on what leaders really think about the return to the workplace: Will Hybrid Working Ever…
 
The first episode in our three-part series on how the the world of work and our attitudes to work are changing. Today, Pilar talks to Katerina Bohle Carbonell about the results of the Remote Working during COVID-19: Ireland’s National Survey, phase II. This work was carried out with the support of the Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway and the Western …
 
VERN HOWARD is the CEO and Founder of Hallo, a diversity recruiting platform that helps connect college students with companies for job opportunities. In this interview, we talk about what is wrong with traditional recruitment, how going online levels the playing field, and how Covid and spurred innovation in recruitment. For more stories, visit ht…
 
This bonus episode is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant in London, and it continues the conversation between Pilar Orti and Tim Burgess of Shield GEO, looking at what’s been happening in both companies and the events they’ve been involved with. Pilar took part in the IAF conference, which was a week-long single track event, taking place online …
 
We have a special guest for today’s What’s Going On episode, as Tim Burgess from Shield GEO joins Pilar Orti from Virtual Not Distant, while Maya is away. Recording on the 6th November 2020, heres:' 5.32 What's going on Home vs Office This article The commuters who don't want to return to the office illustrates how women in particular feel less rus…
 
NAGESH SHARMA is the CEO of FlowSphere AG, a company that helps others with their Lean-Agile digital transformations. In this interview we discuss how to take training, coaching, and consulting online and how to create a resilient organization that practices radical candor. For more stories, visit https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com…
 
Today we’re delighted to be speaking to Theresa Sigillito Hollema, about her new book Virtual Teams Across Cultures: Create Successful Teams Around The World, in discussion with Pilar Orti from Virtual Not Distant Ltd. Theresa is a cultural consultant and team coach with Interact Global, working with virtual teams spanning cultures and borders, for…
 
CARLOS ESCUTIA is the CEO of GroWrk, a smart remote office management platform that enables companies to supply employees with premium home workspaces. In this interview, we discuss what makes a healthy and productive remote office, how to deal with conflict, and how to create a safe environment for remote discussions. For more stories, visit https…
 
Welcome to episode 250 - a nice milestone to celebrate, so we even altered our usual running order to make this round number an occasion for Pilar and Maya to record together, and discuss what’s going on in the world of remote work right now in October 2020, brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd in London. Don’t forget you can receive our valua…
 
EMILY MORGAN is an entrepreneurial leader with a compelling story and valuable insights to share with your podcast audience. She launched Delegate Solutions, a premium virtual assistance firm, 12 years ago as a 100% remote, flex work company. She’s been featured on numerous podcasts and webinars and was recently featured by NBC for a wonderful idea…
 
Virtual not Distant Ltd brings you a fascinating episode today, exploring the role of employers in the future of work, and how remote work fits in to this - with two very different interviews and points of view. Firstly, on the 8th October we have a webinar about sustainable asynchronous communications, in association with regular podcast guest Ric…
 
RICHARD WALTON is a successful Entrepreneur. His businesses follow the philosophy that a happy, non-micro-managed employee is a far more productive one. “One of my biggest tips for entrepreneurs involved in multiple companies is to never interfere in the day to day, because the good people will leave if you get in the way”. In this interview we dis…
 
WLP248 Emotional Intelligence in Remote Teams Today's episode explores the fascinating subject of emotional intelligence in remote teams, and is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd - with the help of Rowena Hennigan, and Sandra Thompson, from Rise in Emotiona Intelligence ( also on LinkedIn) timestamps: 7.30 Emotional intelligence defined 18.…
 
JOSEPH YOUNG is the Founder and Director of Kuvio Creative, a full-service web design and development company. Kuvio Creative is a 100% remote company that believes in a 30 hour full time work week. In this interview, we discuss how to find your own ways of being productive, how to find work life balance, going more asynchronous, and bringing in mo…
 
Welcome to our monthly What’s Going On round-up, brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd. Today we discuss tech, the future of the office, the future of life and housing and work life balance, and an upcoming event. 3.29 Tech AI-Driven Accountability, https://tldv.io/ “too long, didn’t view”, 12.20 The future of the office UK office demand 'shift…
 
Today’s episode from London-based consultancy Virtual Not Distant is about asynchronous communication - for more on this subject check out episode 234, and also this podcast from My Pocket Psych - because being able to communicate flexibly across time and space without snagging people up in endless calls is so critical to successful online collabor…
 
KATERINA TRAJCHEVSKA is the cofound and CEO at Adeva, a company of developers who help scale engineering teams on demand. In this interview we discuss how their company transitioned to remote work, how to hire remote developers, and how to deal with being always on. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com…
 
WLP245 What We Can All Learn from What's Going On Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd: There’s a massive scam hiding behind Google’s search results - here’s an interesting story, proving perhaps that human ingenuity still beats out the algorithms, Meanwhile, big corporations have their eyes on a flexible future, and we’re seeing new practice …
 
ALISSA CARPENTER is a workplace communications expert and the owner of Everything's Not Ok And That's Ok. She's also the author of a book called "How to listen and be heard". In this interview, we discuss how to harness differences in the workplace, why it's important to have difficult conversations (rather than avoid them), and how to evaluate the…
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant in London; please check out https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/questions-education-perception for full shownotes and detailed information. In today’s episode we bringing you two interesting guests dig in to some of the big questions about remote work and the future of work. 03:51 Robert …
 
Another solo show from Virtual Not Distant Managing Director Pilar Orti, completing an unofficial miniseries around the concept of visible teamwork. Please see full shownotes for this and all our podcast episodes at https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts. Visible teamwork is a set of practices which include using technology to make our work and…
 
DARREN CHAIT is the cofounder and COO at Hugo.team - an app that provides centralized, searchable meeting notes that connect with your favorite tools. In this interview we discuss how asynchronous communication is one of the solutions for your time zone who as, why meeting notes make your meetings more powerful, and why having a comfortable office …
 
Welcome to our regular news round-up episode, that has become a monthly feature in the light of such fast-moving change in the world of remote work. In these episodes, Pilar and Maya discuss a selection of recent news items, announcements, and publications, which reflect the way issues and policies are unfolding. This conversation was recorded on 3…
 
In today's episode, we look at the link between trust and visible teamwork. She covers: -Propensity to trust -What makes up trust -The difference between cognitive and affective trust (and why building trust is not just done through social interactions) -Do we need trust in remote teams? - Can visible teamwork damage trust? For more detailed show n…
 
DAN MANIAN is the cofounder and CEO at Donut, a tool which pairs up team members who don’t know each other well to spread trust and collaboration across your organization. In this interview we discuss how a simple team building exercise can build a lot of trust. For more stories, visit https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com…
 
This show is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant in London, helping teams with remote transformation and transition, In today's episode we have two excellent interviews on the theme of economic development and social change, being the bigger picture of remote work and its community impact - do check out full shownotes at https://www.virtualnotdis…
 
Pilar has been working on how the way in which are tasks are dependent on other team members’ affects the visible teamwork practices we adopt - and why. This episode is brought to you by Virtual not Distant. Thanks go to Theresa Sigillito Hollema from www.interact-global.net for the inspiration - and she now has her book Virtual Teams Across Cultur…
 
GARY WALKER is the Product Director and remote work consultant at 22North. He is also the author of Ready For Remote. In this interview we discuss the importance of presence in meetings, some of the ways of measuring collaboration, and why we shouldn't throw tech at the problem. For more stories, visit https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com…
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd, please see the full show notes over on our website. What’s Going On We're reading and discussing: Covid-19 Just Accelerated What Was Already Happening [Long Read] Five workplace trends will shape life after lockdown Mapping “The Future of Work” Startup & Investor ecosystem. Bill of Rights f…
 
With the sudden “rush to remote”, many teams and managers have sought training in working remotely - however, sometimes taking a different first step towards adapting to the new environment can be more beneficial to your team, in the current situation, and with a view to the future. In this episode, we give you an overview of four different types o…
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, a London-based consultancy where we help teams transition to remote working, and operate happily and productively in that environment. Today we explore hiring remotely, and to do that we are joined by Jo Palmer from Pointer Remote Roles (04.33) to help us understand the unique perspective of th…
 
JEN BROWN is the Founder of The Engaging Educator and the Author of Think On Your Feet: Tips & Tricks To Improve Your Communication Skills On The Job. In this interview, we discuss using improv to develop and use your listening skills, how to communicate your communication style to others, and how to deal with conflict on remote teams. For more sto…
 
Welcome to the final part of our ‘connection and disconnection’ series with ShieldGEO, brought to you by Virtual Not Distant. Today we look back at these episodes and what we’ve learned from them, during an unexpectedly transitional time for the remote work space. For today we share a round-table discussion, featuring Pilar and Maya from Virtual No…
 
RYAN ROGHAAR is the Founder of Teammate Apart, a company that teaches those who work remotely - and those who hire them - how to work better together. In this interview we discuss the building blocks of great communication, how to deal with isolation, and why it's important to be generous with your time. For more stories, visit https://www.collabor…
 
This show is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, a London-based consultancy offering support to remote teams worldwide. Please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/flexible-communication for full show notes What’s Going On (this topical segment was recorded on 6th May 2020) A recent article from Workplacesless What Happens to HR When E…
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd, a London-based consultancy helping teams transition to happy and productive office-optional working. In the 6th episode of this special “connection and disconnection in remote teams” series in association with ShieldGEO, we explore what we can do individually, to strengthen feelings of conn…
 
An organisational change is the perfect time to give employees the option to work remotely. In this episode, our two guests talk about the challenges of introducing remote work in an organisation, as well as introducing a new digital collaboration ecosystem. For more detailed show notes and to get in touch, head over to www.virtualnotdistant.com/po…
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd, a London-based consultancy helping teams transition to happy and productive office-optional working. Today we return to our special series in association with ShieldGEO on connection and disconnection in remote teams, and into this 5th episode we explore the role of the manager or employer …
 
DAVIT BAGHDASARYAN is the Co-founder and CEO at Krisp.ai, an app that mutes background noise during calls. In this interview, we discuss the three key values of remote working: over-communication, transparency, and fairness. As well as how to work with time zones, tips for leading remote teams, and how to build trust by example. For more stories, v…
 
Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, where we help managers and teams transition to an office-optional approach. For full show notes please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/learning-and-sharing What’s Going On This topical segment was recorded on April 6th 2020 Maya experienced a meeting that was ‘Zoom-bombed’ - one of those new wor…
 
MIKE TANNENBAUM is a design strategist, consultant, and facilitator at Humanity LLC. In this interview we discuss how to collaborate as an independant working in companies and virtually, creating a productive environment for yourself, and how to give yourself space to create. For more stories, visit https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.…
 
To counterpoint the wave of content to support people new to working from home, here at Virtual Not Distant we wanted to take time to reflect on the current state of knowledge work in the age of corona and the way things have changed already, and might continue to change in the future. (If you are new to this and looking for support in suddenly wor…
 
Welcome back to our special series in association with ShieldGEO on connection and disconnection in remote teams, which is receiving fascinating feedback. Today we examine the critical question of whose responsibility is it, to maintain connection and ensure people don’t drift and become demotivated? Please see full shownotes at: https://www.virtua…
 
DANNY PAGE is a TV and radio host turned entrepreneur, now the Chief Revenue Officer at Distribute Consulting. In this interview we discuss how teams can create communication alert systems, do focused isolated work, and redefine the social dynamic that defines the global workforce. For more information, visit https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.co…
 
In today's episode, we cover the concepts of Visible Teamwork, essential to working as a remote team, after Maya and Pilar talk about what's going on; and feedback from listeners. For full show notes, visit https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/technostress-and-visible-teamwork 03.10 mins What’s going on… Coronavirus is going on 15.10mins In N…
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, helping businesses transition to successful remote working. Today we interview 6.07 Caitlin McDonald Dr Caitlin McDonald is a digital anthropologist at the Leading Edge Forum, an organisation which works with senior leaders to help them reconsider decisions and outcomes, through research, event…
 
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