21st Century Work Life - remote working, virtual teams and flexible working.
About This Show
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 pop in every other week for virtual coffee with Lisette Sutherland.
Pilar Orti blogs at Virtual, not Distant.
Most Recent Episode
WLP131 Office Optional
4 days ago
In this episode, Pilar advocates for an Office Optional approach, where the office becomes one more place where we can work from and how the nature of how we work in those spaces needs to change. Why “Office Optional” is a slightly better term than using some of the words that suggest there is a large physical distance between team members. (There is a complementary blog post to this episode: https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/blog/office-optional ) When will sitting next to each other benefit our work? How “agile working” and “flexible working” are being used as terms that refer only to the physical space where we work from. If we don’t have an option to use an office and we are missing sharing a physical space, why? Pinpoint why and see whether there are ways of working to fulfill those needs. (eg. Push to talk, set times at the computer etc.) How some companies use their often unused spaces to bring external ideas into the building. Check out the article: Smart Office Buildings: What Features do People Really Want? http://www.worktechacademy.com/smart-office-buildings-features-people-really-want/ Pilar mentions the Work 2.0 Conference, here’s the link to episode https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/work-2-conference Why companies might want to encourage people to use the office. What do people look for in an office building? As always, please send your thoughts and questions through https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/contact-us/
Rated 5 out of
Full of great content
This podcast is full of great tips, stories, and best practices for working remotely. Pilar is a natural behind the mic. <bravo bravo claps wildly>
Date published: 2014-11-05