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Improve your management and leadership practice over a cup of coffee and get a book recommendation too. The role of the manager is evolving as technology helps us to self-organise and take more control of how and where we work from. In this podcast, Pilar Orti from Virtual not Distant, dissects modern management practice, not just for official managers, but for team members who want to make things happen too.
 
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 ...
 
If you are an on-the-go exec who leads virtual teams and dreads conference calls, Communicate with Impact for Virtual Teams™ is tailor-made just for you. In each 5-minute episode, you will learn ONE BIG tip, tool or technique that will help you communicate with impact on conference calls, in ways that engage, inspire and motivate your virtual team—or any virtual audience. Join host, Rasheryl McCreary, a Georgetown University certified Leadership Coach, who has coached more than 1000 leaders ...
 
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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.…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
When we think of "collaboration", we often think: "meetings!". But there is much more to collaboration than meeting up - and moving to a remote setup, often involves adopting asynchronous communication. This episode will guide you some different ways of staying in touch with each other - and if you need to run online meetings, well, we've got the b…
 
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…
 
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…
 
A short impromptu conversation between Pilar and guest Jacqui Walpole, on some of the issues knowledge workers might face from suddenly having to work from home. You can connect with today's guest over on https://twitter.com/JacquiWalpole and https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquiwalpole/ For help to make your online collaboration work, and lead your t…
 
This is Virtual Not Distant's third podcast episode in our special series with ShieldGEO, and you can catch the first and second one if you missed them (and subscribe to them in our main feed wherever you get your podcast). We’re thrilled with the feedback received on this series from our listeners, including from many of our previous guests (and P…
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd. For full shownotes, and details of Pilar Orti's new book Online Meetings That Matter, please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/online-meetings-connections. And here's What's Going On: Coronavirus Forces World’s Largest Work-From-Home Experiment - This article reflects a moving …
 
Welcome to the second in our special series in association with ShieldGEO, with our guest host Bree Cagiatti, in discussion with an amazing panel of guests: In this episode we explore how disconnection presents itself, and we started by talking to Laurel Farrer, remote work advocate and founder of Distribute Consulting. Developer Brian Rhea has ide…
 
Hello and welcome to this multi-guest episode, where we delve into the world of online communities in the context of remote work. This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd. Please see full shownotes at https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/online-communities-remote-work. Guest interviews: 7.48 Lisette Sutherland - Collaboration…
 
Welcome to our new series of 7 episodes on the theme of “connection and disconnection in remote teams”, in association with Virtual Not Distant partners Shield GEO. Shield GEO help businesses employ people globally by taking care of all the associated administration, legal and financial - supporting truly global remote work, in a way that’s a great…
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant ltd - please see full shownotes and much more, at https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/unexpected-risks. What’s going on? What are the trends for Human Resources in 2020? Here are 20 of them, covered in breadth rather than depth - we could group them under themes of transparency, collabora…
 
Hello and welcome to the first episode of 2020! This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd. Please see full shownotes at https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/onboarding-integration 02.40 Marcus Wermuth Engineering Manager for the Mobile Team at Buffer. You can with Marcus on LinkedIn, Twitter, and via his website. 7 Ways to Set…
 
Welcome to episode 218 of the 21st Century Work Life podcast, which is actually a bonus episode, made up of my conversation with Laila von Alvensleben from Mural. mural.co https://twitter.com/lailavona LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lailavon/ https://lailavon.com/ If you're a regular listener, you will know that the last batch of guest episod…
 
Welcome to episode 217 of the 21st Century Work Life podcast, which is actually a bonus episode, made up of my conversation with Marcus Wermuth from Buffer. Find out more about him over at www.marcuswermuth.com and follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/mwermuth If you're a regular listener, you will know that the last batch of guest episodes ha…
 
In the final episode of the year, Pilar shares a wide range of listener's thoughts, yet again widening the conversation around remote work. We announce our new podcast collaboration with ShieldGEO and talk a little bit about some new Virtual not Distant services. Find out more about us over at virtualnotdistant.com…
 
Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Looking back at 2019, it’s been a busy year - we’ve a lot to look forward to in 2020, but first it’s time to reflect on a transformational time for remote working. We discuss research, infrastructure, technology and wellbeing issues and how they have shifted through the year - while we also look ahead at what's…
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd, and full shownotes can be found at https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/south-europe. We bring you 3 guests today, talking about remote work in Portugal, Italy and Spain, as well as further afield - for a different perspective on changing trends and attitudes, in this global societal …
 
This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, where we help teams transition to office-optional work lifestyles - find us at https://virtualnotdistant.com For full shownotes to this episode please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/artificial-intelligence, For now here's our list of 'what's going on' (recorded 30/10/19) Zoom is…
 
Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd. There’s more to remote work than improving life and work for those exploring its potential. Remote work can be a tool for social change - and today’s episode explores different ways that remote work can have broader impact, with a diverse range of stories and approaches. One quick update before we meet our…
 
Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant Ltd - head over to our detailed shownotes for more depth on the main discussion, as well as links to all our other episodes, services and content. Today’s episode is all about planned spontaneity. But firstly our regular news round-up: 01.30 What’s going on Owl Labs has released their ‘State of Remote Work 2019…
 
A Thoughtful Thursday bonus episode, no music, no intro, no segments, just a conversation between founder of Nomad City Ignacio (Nacho) Rodriguez and our host, Pilar Orti. Some of this conversation will be included in episode 212 on Remote Work and Social Change, but just in case you want to get to a very diverse, thoughtful conference covering man…
 
Today Pilar explores the paths that a diverse range of leaders of remote teams have travelled, to reach their present roles. Journeys of learning, self awareness and personal growth… Some inspiring conversations, which we will share with you in full later in the year. But first... What’s going on? Our quick round-up of remote work news and conversa…
 
For once we are truly working from home, because we’re recording this episode in Maya’s home office! Usually we record from different countries on Skype, but it’s quite fun and very appropriate to do things differently today. This podcast is brought to you by Virtual Not Distant, a London-based consultancy helping organisations transition to succes…
 
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