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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

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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.

    WLP219 OnBoarding (or Integration) in Remote Teams and Organisations

    WLP219 OnBoarding (or Integration) in Remote Teams and Organisations

    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 Up a New Hire for Success,” by Michael D. Watkins.
    27.43 Mandy Garner, managing editor of Working Mums and Working Wise
    33.30 The Role of Bots in Onboarding How to Improve New Hire Engagement and Onboarding for Technical Employees Using AI and Chatbots.
    38:05 Mark Kilby, Agile Coach You can hear more from Mark in Episodes 95, 175, 197, on twitter, and his website.
    We want to answer YOUR big questions about work/remote work in 2020, so please contact us. Or you can tweet Virtual Not Distant, or Pilar and Maya directly, with any of your thoughts and ideas

    • 1 hr 1 min
    WLP218 Bonus Episode: Leading a People Ops Distributed Team with Laila von Alvensleben

    WLP218 Bonus Episode: Leading a People Ops Distributed Team with Laila von Alvensleben

    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 episodes have focused on a topic, with contributions from different guests. And the way in which I have been working on this has been by recording full interviews with them, and then finding the bits that went together best. What this has meant is that I've got some longer pieces with some guests that I'd quite like to share with you. And what better way to do this than at the beginning of the year, while we wait for the first episode on our schedule to be released on 16th January 2020.
    So remember that this show is brought to you by Virtual not Distant, a London-based company helping managers and their teams transition to an office-optional approach, and my name is Pilar Orti, and I'm the Director. You can find everything we do over at virtualnodistant.com and you're welcome to get in touch with me on Twitter too @PilarOrti

    • 30 min
    WLP217 Bonus Episode: Being a Manager in a Distributed Company with Marcus Wermuth

    WLP217 Bonus Episode: Being a Manager in a Distributed Company with Marcus Wermuth

    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 have focused on a topic, with contributions from different guests. And the way in which I have been working on this has been by recording full interviews with them, and then finding the bits that went together best. What this has meant is that I've got some longer pieces with some guests that I'd quite like to share with you. And what better way to do this than at the beginning of the year, while we wait for the first episode on our schedule to be released on 16th January 2020.
    So remember that this show is brought to you by Virtual not Distant, a London-based company helping managers and their teams transition to an office-optional approach, and my name is Pilar Orti, and I'm the Director. You can find everything we do over at virtualnodistant.com and you're welcome to get in touch with me on Twitter too @PilarOrti
    Let's go into the conversation, I hope you enjoy it.

    • 42 min
    WLP216 Listener Contributions and our Plans for Next Year

    WLP216 Listener Contributions and our Plans for Next Year

    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
     

    • 34 min
    WLP215 "Remote" has Taken Off. Now, What?

    WLP215 "Remote" has Taken Off. Now, What?

    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 to come.
    For full shownotes please see https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/remote-now-what, where highlights include:
    22.46 interview with Rowena Hennigan, remote work advocate. https://www.rowenahennigan.com/
    22.45 tech round-up - what a lot of changes we have seen, in the tools available for remote working
    and
    59.15 loneliness and mental health in remote - an issue we'll surely hear more about in future.
    We have lots more to bring you in 2020, including a new podcast mini-series with a brand-new collaborator to share with you.
    We also want to answer YOUR big questions about work/remote work in 2020, so please contact us. Or you can tweet Virtual Not Distant, or Pilar and Maya directly, with any of your thoughts and ideas
    And meanwhile, we wish you a very happy end of year break however you are celebrating, and every good wish for 2020 - from Pilar, Maya and Ross at the 21st Century Work Life podcast.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    WLP214 The View from South Europe

    WLP214 The View from South Europe

    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 shift.  Is there a North/South divide (or even an East/West one)? 
    07.57 Felippe Silveira Felippe the co-founder and Executive Creative Director at Mowe Studio. He is originally from Brazil, and travels regularly in Costa Rica and Italy, while presently living in Lisbon, Portugal. 
    You can keep up with Mowe Studio on Instagram here.
    26.20 Giovanni Batista Pozza Giovanni has lived all over Europe and South/central Americas, and as well as running Be Happy Remotely,
    You can connect with Giovanni on Linkedin and follow Be Happy Remotely’s community on Facebook.
     
    40.20 Eva Rimbau-Gilabert Spain remains a late adopter of remote, and the research Eva refers to looks at homeworking, indicating 8% uptake (compared to Northern Europe/Nordics, approaching 30%), and the trend is still around self-employment not employees.
    You can connect with Eva to further conversation on LinkedIn and Twitter.
     

    • 1 hr 17 min

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