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20 minutes | 2 days ago
The Fall of the Office Ping Pong Tables
From yoga classes to gourmet meals to waterfalls, pre-pandemic offices were built so employees never really wanted to leave. Company culture was a side effect of tangible office perks, and connecting with colleagues was as easy as turning a swivel chair around to join the office discussion about the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. Now, connecting with colleagues is only possible through a screen, and in-office benefits are a thing of the distant past (it's not like a company can ship a ping pong table to their employees' houses). So how do you boost WFH morale? How do you ensure employees are connecting in a meaningful way? How do you build a culture when everyone in the office is apart?Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Chris Voce is the Customer Engagement Strategist at Citrix. Read more about his work on employee engagement. Hope Bear is the Chief People Officer at AWeber, an email marketing company based in Philadelphia.
23 minutes | 16 days ago
The Freelance Wave
The recent emphasis on flexible work has driven a massive surge in freelancing. Workers are ditching the notion of being strapped to a desk from nine to five in favor of digital nomadism, otherwise known as the location-independent workforce. With the right technology, the options of where you want to work are now endless. In this episode, we'll meet several expert and rookie digital nomads as they explore the possibilities stemming from this new way of working. We'll also meet Adam Ozimek, Chief Economist at Upwork, to hear his thoughts on the past, present and future of freelancing.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Adam Ozimek is the Chief Economist of the freelancing platform Upwork. Read about Upwork's collaboration with Citrix and their report on remote work trends. Writer and speaker Kavi Guppta shares some sage advice for anyone setting out to freelance. Elly Earls is a freelance journalist and longtime digital nomad. Her blog can be found at nomadvoices.com
22 minutes | a month ago
Remote Work: Extreme Arctic Edition
There’s work from home, and then there’s remote work - emphasis on the remote. Picture living in a tiny trapper's hut built in the 1930s with no running water, no electricity. The nearest town is 86 miles away and your nearest neighbors are polar bears. Meet Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm. This is their home office in the heart of Svalbard, Norway. Self-described polar ambassadors and citizen scientists, Sunniva and Hilde are there to inspire “global dialogue about the changes we are experiencing in the Polar Regions” and to show why climate change in these regions should matter to everyone. No matter what your office looks like, or where you are in the world, this episode is filled with advice surrounding isolation and creating boundaries between work and life (even when it feels sometimes like there is no clear distinction between the two).Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. To keep up with Sunniva and Hilde's news from Svalbard, read their blog.Visit the Hearts in the Ice website to order Sunniva and Hilde's upcoming book, Hearts in the Ice, and to learn more about these citizen scientists and their Arctic work, from connecting with students and teachers from around the world to testing innovative wind, solar and satellite technology. For more on digital wellness and prioritizing intentional workplace health, visit: https://www.citrix.com/fieldwork/digital-wellness/
23 minutes | a month ago
Racing into a New World of Work
Auto racing could be seen as the perfect metaphor for the world in which we find ourselves now. In this second season of Remote Works, we'll look at how people and companies are doing now that we're settling into a new world of work. Some are heading back to an office that looks different post-COVID, others are working remotely for the long term. Now is the time to have a deeper look at what teams and individuals really need to succeed in their jobs, from technology to digital wellness. In the Season 2 premier of Remote Works, host Melanie Green speaks with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Alex Albon about what the pandemic taught them about adapting to working differently. Christian Horner, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team principal, shares insight into how he kept his team close when half of them were suddenly forced to work remotely. Hint: having the right technology is key. Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. You can find the series here. David Tremayne, UK-based motor racing author and journalist, describes the transformation in Formula 1 racing over many decades into the highly technical sport that it is now. For more on the history of Formula 1, read David's article. Learn more about Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and about the Citrix and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing partnership.
2 minutes | 2 months ago
Remote Works: Exploring the New World of Work
In this second season, we live in the future of work. From a racetrack in Monza, Italy to a cabin in the Arctic, we’re putting the human side of remote work front and center. Whether you’re back in a modified office or settling into remote work for the long term, we’re here with expert insight, new research, and best practices from innovative companies around the world. To be successful in our constantly evolving workspaces, we’ll dig deep into the technology and mindset that support your successful workforce. Produced by Citrix. Follow along @Citrix.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
The Future of Remote Work
Let’s be honest: coping and adapting to the sudden shift to remote work has been a big challenge. But one thing is for sure, remote work is here to stay. People are now dividing their time between office and home, or going fully remote. Where do we go from here? In this episode, three experts will guide you into the future of work.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Laura Giurge is a postdoctoral researcher at the London Business School. She is also part of the Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Oxford and the Happier Workplaces and Societies Lab at Harvard Business School. Laura is a creative thinker and a behavioral scientist. She works with non-profits and companies to find ways to improve workplace engagement, time management, employee well-being, and productivity. Kenneth Matos is Lead People Scientist at Culture Amp. He provides clients with actionable advice on collecting, understanding, and acting on employee feedback through evidence-based methodologies. Benjamin Pardo is Design Director at Knoll. He looks at the future of work from a design/space perspective, analyzing radical shifts in the workspace, discussing the state of today's office environments, and speculating on the potential challenges and transformations in the near future.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
The Show Must Go On
Lights, camera, living room.... host Melanie Green takes a look at the new remote work realities in the world of media. Emmy Award-winning WRAL-TV anchor/reporter Kathryn Brown brings us behind the scenes in her home studio where she's been busy trying to keep her kids and dog quiet so she can host the evening news. A producer of children's shows coaches her young talent remotely, cajoling them into making blanket forts and silly faces. Meanwhile, animators are right at home in this new reality. Former Disney Exec Aaron Simpson tells us that animation has long been an industry of working remotely, and looks at why it's enjoying a boom now. Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Learn more about Kathryn Brown and WRAL. And check in on Aaron Simpson and the animation industry here.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
The 49ers Gain a Home-Field Advantage
The NFL season is just around the corner and like all of us, the San Francisco 49ers have been working remotely and finding ways to prepare both on and off the field. Hear from ace defensive lineman Arik Armstead about how he and teammates are working together while training apart. It’s about more than just players staying in shape though. The back office has had to go completely remote as well. Hannah Gordon, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel shares how this experience has been unlike anything she’s ever experienced in her 20 years of working in football.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. The San Francisco 49ers leverage digital workspace solutions to drive superior performance on and off the field. Learn more about how they up their game with Citrix. Learn more about leadership expert Adrian Gostick.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
From sounding out the alphabet to finishing college, from education evangelists to systems specialists, learn all about the world of remote learning. California school teacher Ben Cogswell shares what a successful video conference looks like for a class of 5-year-olds. Greg Theisen, Chief Information and Technology Officer at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, talks about how a complete overhaul of the university's technology a few years ago paved the way for a smooth transition when the pandemic hit. Experts weigh in on where we go from here to support successful remote and online learning at all levels of education.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Greg Theisen is the Chief Information and Technology Officer at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. Jeff Olson is the Vice President of Student Experience at Post University.Bill Stegner is the virtual system specialist at Butler County Community College located in Butler, Pennsylvania.Ben Cogswell is a kindergarten teacher in Salinas, California.Amy Valentine is Chief Executive Officer of Future of School.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
Illinois Goes Big and Goes Home
Imagine it's your job to oversee everything to do with technology in your workplace. One day, a call comes in that changes your life: your entire organization - thousands of employees - need to start working from home. ASAP. Here is how the State of Illinois managed to transition their workforce to fully remote in a matter of days.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Learn more about the technology behind how the State of Illinois enable their remote workforce. Tammy Bjelland is the CEO of Workplaceless, which helps teams of all sizes transition to a remote work plan.Kestrel Linder is the co-founder and CEO of Give Campus, a fundraising platform specially designed for non-profit educational institutions.
21 minutes | 6 months ago
Keeping Your Team in Tune
An orchestra can be seen as the ultimate team. Every member is integral to the whole; every individual must be in tune with the larger group. When the pandemic hit, many of us took home our notepads, monitors, and office coffee mug. Orchestras had to learn to work remotely too. Concert halls closed and musicians went home with their violins, flutes, cellos, and bassoons. In the second episode of Remote Works, we'll visit the Colorado Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to explore how technology has enabled remote work for even the tightest of teams.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Yumi Hwang-Williams is the Concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Check out their digital Ode to Joy. Donovan Seidle is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Janna Sailor is a conductor and violinist in Calgary, Alberta. Check out their performance of Elgar's Nimrod. Andrew Lu is a music teacher at Hart Middle School in Pleasanton, California. Watch the virtual music teacher's assembly that he coordinated.
19 minutes | 6 months ago
The Remote Office Frontier
Whether it's an apartment in Shanghai or a house in a small English town, people are moving out of the office and into workspaces that are full of pots, pans, pets, kids, spouses and noisy neighbors. Where's the photocopier room? And how are you supposed to focus and participate in virtual meetings when your roommates are watching TV six feet away? In the premiere episode of Remote Works, we visit two home office rookies in China and the UK as they grapple with the shift to remote working. Amanda Carroll, partner at architecture and design firm Gensler, talks about how our new remote workplace might change the way we work forever. Arjun Kaicker, head of Insights and Analytics at Zaha Hadid Architects in London, explores the way offices have evolved pre-pandemic and how they will have to change now.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. You can find the series here.Amanda Carroll is a partner at the architecture, design, planning, and consulting firm Gensler. She is also the managing director of Gensler's New York office. You can read more about Amanda and Gensler here. Arjun Kaicker is Head of Insights and Analytics at Zaha Hadid Architects in London. Learn more about Arjun's work here.
1 minutes | 7 months ago
Introducing Remote Works
It feels kind of like the world changed overnight.The rules around how we interact and communicate with each other, they’re all new. Simple things that we used to take for granted now feel like a challenge. Take working from home, for many it used to be kind of a novelty, but in the new reality it’s become the new normal. And those who can figure out how to do it effectively are the ones who will become the market leaders of tomorrow.Remote Works takes a deep dive into the extraordinary stories of people and organizations that have made the shift to working remotely. We’ll hear about their successes, their failures, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
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