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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 with Lisette Sutherland - she's got great advice for you!

Pilar Orti blogs at Virtual, not Distant.

21st Century Work Life and leading remote team‪s‬ Pilar Orti

    • Management
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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 with Lisette Sutherland - she's got great advice for you!

Pilar Orti blogs at Virtual, not Distant.

    Cultivating a Culture of Learning in Organisations

    Cultivating a Culture of Learning in Organisations

    Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant in London, where we help those working apart rom each other feel closer together:
    https://virtualnotdistant.com
    5:21 Today, Pilar talks to Jennifer Riggins about the upcoming Aginext conference, (and why they're using the Spatial Chat app for their networking sessions), and then:
    19.21 We share a panel recorded at Agile Tour London, October 2020, featuring: Beth Maguire from Hubspot  Gonçalo Silva, CTO at Doist Marcus Wermuth, engineering manager at Buffer,  Morgan Legge head of sales and success at Convert.com Discussing personal learning styles, embedding learning in organisational culture, practices for sharing and reflecting on learning - and much much more. 
    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr
    What's Going On: "Remote" Is Not The Only Current Challenge

    What's Going On: "Remote" Is Not The Only Current Challenge

    Brought to you by Virtual Not Distant (https://virtualnotdistant.com) in London, in today's "what's going on?" series Pilar Orti and Maya Middlemiss discuss:
    02:08 The state of remote work right now  Pandemic working is not remote working  But this wasn’t what I meant, when I said working from home was great! Older employees are adapting to remote work better than younger workers 17.10 Location independent lifestyle Hawaii's Remote Work Program Comes With Free Flights Repeople (Nomad City)  23.38 New tech for remote ‘Moodbeam’: A wristband that tells your boss if you are unhappy. The Future Of Trello Is On The Horizon: Take a Sneak Peek and Going Beyond The Board: A Whole New Trello Is Here. Healthy Happy Homeworking mailing list: Don't be a Zoom Zombie!) The launch of Microsoft Viva - the 'employee experience platform'.  45.37 Virtual not Distant news
    A LinkedIn discussion which became  a blog post,  Making the Most of Virtual Facilitation: Using the Asynchronous Space Maya's community for homeworkers: Healthy Happy Homeworking Facebook group, Richard MacKinnon's WorkLifePsych.club  These are not Virtual Not Distant communities, but we’re always listening to you too.

    • 55 min
    Building a Routine and Building a Network when Working From Home

    Building a Routine and Building a Network when Working From Home

    Hello and welcome to episode 262 of the 21st Century Work Life podcast, brought to you by Virtual Not Distant in London.
    Before we dive in the interview a quick reminder about our Podcasting for Connection service - podcasting is a great asynchronous tool that can help maintain a sense of belonging. 
    04.29 Chris Coladonato Chris Coladonato works in learning and development at a large insurance enterprise, and is a great advocate for remote work. She is very active on social media and we’ve long enjoyed the insightful content she shares and discusses, from virtual commutes to networking and connection.
    17.00 Teamwork and staying connected
    35.45 External social media
    Connect with Chris on LinkedIn, Twitter and her blog.
    Speaking of LinkedIn, we had a great conversation over on our own page, about getting started with working remotely… And if you love podcasting as much as we do, you’ll want to follow Adventures in Podcasting, for news about a new book from Pilar coming soon.
     

    • 49 min
    What's Going On with The New Way of Working in Belgium

    What's Going On with The New Way of Working in Belgium

    A special bonus episode, of this podcast brought to you by Virtual Not Distant in London (http://virtualnotdistant.com),
    Today we talk to Bart Van Roey and Viviane Kock about their new book “Beyond New Ways of Working" - 'dialogue book' in Dutch, which is extending the conversation about remote work and the future of work in more ways than one.
    Contact Viviane via her own website at Formation et consultance en télétravail - NestYourDesk and Bart at ihop : for people and business,

    • 42 min
    WLP260 What's Going On: Mindset and Technology

    WLP260 What's Going On: Mindset and Technology

    Welcome to our first recording of 2021, brought to you by Virtual Not Distant in London.
    https://virtualnotdistant.com
    2.39 We share and discuss a great message from a LinkedIn connection in Guatemala, Francisco Corzo.
    10.09 Tech round-up: apps offline, Hey for work, Deaf people and online meetings, and MSTeams updates. 20.24 Communications and collaboration in 2021
    36.10 Community news, including Minds at Work and our own Podcasting for connection service.
    Do keep in touch and let us know 'what's going on' in your remote work world.

    • 45 min
    Shaping Culture through Virtual Retreats

    Shaping Culture through Virtual Retreats

    Welcome to our first podcast episode of 2021, and happy new year to you wherever and whenever you are listening - from Virtual Not Distant in London (http://virtualnotdistant.com).
    Today we reflect further on culture in organisations, and bring you a great interview someone whose job revolves around this critical issue.
    04.47 Stella Huang, head of Talent and Culture in Shield GEO Pilar spoke with Stella Huang in December 2020,
    Shield GEO take their retreats very seriously as a globally distributed organisation, and shifting them online during the throes of 2020 was a highly tactical endeavour.
    Being unable to do that the following year, they still wanted to connect people the best way they could, switching from a one-off annual get together to a regular cadence of monthly hour-long events.
    Please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/culture-virtual-retreats for full shownotes.

    28.09 Getting clear on organisational culture Ensuring that human element of connectedness is at the heart of the new ‘Podcasting for Connection’ offering from Virtual Not Distant, which focuses on how we relate to and value one another outside of and around the work, which helps and supports the work we do together.
    Pilar will be developing this theme through 2021, and working with organisations to focus on culture across boundaries as the future of work evolves. Please do share your thoughts with her and help us create the content and services you need, to support you through this pivotal and important time for all remote and hybrid organisations.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Simply_ct ,

Undiscovered Gem!

Just like a book is a bargain when you consider that for £5 or £6 you are getting months and years of well honed research. A good podcast (when you find it) can be just as gratifying.

Pilar and Maya have between them years of experience around remote working and facilitation. Which they generously unpack for free.

Wonderful podcast. So natural and conversational. Keep going ladies. This is great!

Anish

JFI Radio ,

A superb series of podcasts that will really make you think

I just love the sound of Pilar's voice, it's so easy to listen to and stay with, a mark of an excellent podcast for me is one that I want to listen to, right to the very end. Slowly working my way through the other earlier episodes and subscribed so that I can keep up to date with everything this lovely lady produces

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