We dig into the big questions about how work is changing again. Questions about security, how and where we meet now, and what Gen Z can teach the rest of us about the new workplace. So many of us are searching for that sweet spot between working in the office, at home and everywhere in between. Hybrid work brings opportunities to seize, but it also brings challenges to tackle. Our host Melanie Green is learning how we can all thrive in hybrid work - for the long haul. You’ll hear compelling stories and advice from leading experts. Produced by Citrix. Follow along @Citrix
Back to the Office Jitters
For many, hybrid work presents an opportunity for companies and employees to change how they work. But at the same time a lot of people are nervous about getting back to the office. They’re grappling with a lack of flexibility, the hassle of the daily commute, and finding work life balance. Remote Works is your personal hybrid work survival guide. We’re digging into the big questions about how work is changing again. Questions about how and where we meet now. Security. And what Gen Z can teach the rest of us about the new hybrid workplace. This episode is all about back to the office jitters. We’ll hear how Ultima, a company in the UK, is easing people back into the office with its own unique blueprint for a new hybrid workplace. Later in the episode, psychotherapist Joyce Marter will give her biggest takeaways for easing the anxiety that comes with heading back to the office.
Remote Works: Hybrid Survival Guide
As we make a shift to hybrid work, business leaders and companies are seizing the opportunity to build a successful work model that will last for years to come. Our host Melanie Green explores how we hold on to work life balance and keep everyone on equal footing in and out of the office as the way we work evolves.
We end this season with a listener favorite. Host Melanie Green invites three experts to join her for a look at the future of work: Dave Cook, a researcher who was studying remote work long before most of the world had heard of it, Matthew Metelsky, a tech guru who understands the importance of the human side of IT, and Dean Sevin Yeltekin, a business school dean who is preparing her students for a radically different way of working.
Bring Women Back to the Workforce
The numbers are jarring. Since March 2020, nearly 2.5 million women have left the U.S. workforce, compared with 1.8 million men. One of the women who left was Farida Mercedes. Before the pandemic, Farida was on a fast-track in a corporate job she loved. But then she made the tough decision to leave. We'll hear Farida's story. We'll also hear from Laura Zarrow, Executive Director of People Analytics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, about some of the reasons women have been dropping out of the workforce, and how data and flexible work could bring them back.
Tired and Wired: How Data Can Boost Well-being
We've all felt it at some point this year: Tired and wired. This episode is all about data and well-being. Host Mel Green and Amy Haworth, Citrix’s Senior Director of Employee Experience, embark on a two-week experiment with wearable tech to gain a little insight into their own well-being. Red Bull Racing Performance Coach David Osgathorp steps in to have a look at Mel’s results and says the most important thing to look at is sleep data. When we sleep well we’re more productive, more creative and more engaged. Amy reflects on how she’ll use her data to make changes in her day, and offers big picture advice on how business leaders can keep the well-being of employees front and center.
The Anywhere Desk
Did you know that your desk speaks volumes about you? Environmental psychology consultant Lily Bernheimer analyzes host Mel Green’s desk personality type. Lily says that knowing our type can help us design our own physical workspaces in a way that will help us work better - whether we’re setting up in a coffee shop, dining room, office, or all of the above. Then we move into the digital workspace with James Bulpin, Citrix’s Senior Principal Engineer in the Emerging Solutions Team. James offers tips and insight into how digital design can make our lives easier. It can remove distractions that stretch out the work day. It can reduce the number of passwords we have to remember. And it can allow us to work from many devices in many locations. Ultimately, good design can help us succeed in work and have time for play.
Melanie is fantastic at interviewing key guests and teasing out the valuable knowledge they have to share. I recommend this show for everyone working remotely. Thanks Melanie!
Historical Inflection Point
There's no question COVID 19 has marked an inflection point in the history of the world. How corporations, IT departments and humanity as a whole respond at these early stages will have a far-reaching impacts in ways we can only imagine at this stage. Looking forward to more insightful content from Citrix.
So grateful that my daughter recommended this Podcast to me. I found it informative, positive, and obviously very relevant for today’s times! I also really enjoyed Melanie Green the host. Her voice is very melodic and easy to listen to!! Can’t wait for the next episodes!!