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The Future Reworked
17 minutes | Aug 23, 2017
Episode 03 - Can VR Make Meetings Less Unbearable?
SHOW NOTES: Chance Glasco of Doghead Simulations, makers of VR meeting software Rumii (http://www.dogheadsimulations.com/). 1:00 - video conferencing a two-dimensional experience until virtual reality headsets showed up 2:22 - Introducing Chance Glasco, of Doghead Simulations and Call of Duty franchise cofounder 3:55 - Getting video game industry burnout, hightailing to Brazil to plot next move 5:14 - How VR meetings help with focus and engagement 6:23 - Social presence. Simulating being in the same physical location as people using VR technology 8:02 - What does a VR meeting look like? Chance gives us a virtual tour 9:13 - Humans are visual creatures, being able to perceive body language in remote meetings improves engagement 10:13 - Video game and business world overlap where we can enter “spectator mode” to re-experience missed meetings 12:05 - A team that plays together, stays together. 13:15 - 2017 was a year of exciting breakthrough technologies. What’s next? 13:53 - Seeing your colleagues in hologram form? Yes please! References: 1. According to the Center For Economics and Business Research, office workers believe more than 50% of that time is actually wasted. 2. A Salary.com survey reveals that 47% of workers have named “too many meetings” as the number one time waster at the office.
17 minutes | Jul 13, 2017
Episode 02 - Fully-Distributed Teams: How Does SchoolKeep, Buffer, Hanno, Toggl Do It?
SHOW NOTES 0:40 - Visualize a company with no office 2:00 - Introducing the distributed team model 2:27 - Random meetings are a productivity killer 4:18 - What is asynchronous collaboration? 5:46 - All roles are suitable for remote work 7:16 - Easy to forget that remote workers are actual human beings 8:25 - People are more honest with computers than humans 9:01 - Lack of trust is the biggest obstacle for remote teams 10:05 - This fully distributed team is keeping its office 11:54 - Distributed set up helps win the war for talent 13:16 - Buffer’s story of going fully remote 14:59 - Distributed model is fitting for the tech industry 15:30 - What else should we change about our work lives?
19 minutes | Jul 13, 2017
Episode 01 - Do Semi-Distributed Work: The Piktochart Story
SHOW NOTES: 1:42 - Piktochart on running a semi-distributed team of 60 people, 12 nationalities across 5 timezones. 2:52 - Our CEO and cofounder Ai Ching Goh's take on the challenges that semi-distributed teams face, and building a people-focused company 3:30 - Bridging the gap between different timezones 5:30 - How Piktochart promotes a culture of fairness. What perks and benefits looks like at a semi-distributed company 6:40 - The turning point and happy accident behind how Piktochart went semi-distributed 7:49 - Empathy is the key trait that Marta, head of marketing, hires for and is essential for multi-cultural teams to work 8:48 - "Trust is the most essential trait a leader needs to have" 9:57 - Social media marketer Wilson Moy on the cultural clashes, east meets west 12:00 - Working with location-independent teammates just like having a long distance relationship 12:38 - Growing pains when balancing needs between needs of on-site and remote employees 13:49 - Not many reference points for semi-distributed teams out there in the tech world. GitHub as one example 15:41 - Different skills required for remote work and those who prefer to work in an office
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