29 episodes

Working at home not as exciting as you thought it would be? Have a seat, get cozy by the fire, and tune in to hear stories and lessons learned by folks working and living in Remote Space. With host Doug Thomas you’ll hear from Work From Home newbies and veterans, managers managing remotely, authors, trainers, and workplace analytic specialists who pour over the data of worldwide workforces shifting their work habits.
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Working at home not as exciting as you thought it would be? Have a seat, get cozy by the fire, and tune in to hear stories and lessons learned by folks working and living in Remote Space. With host Doug Thomas you’ll hear from Work From Home newbies and veterans, managers managing remotely, authors, trainers, and workplace analytic specialists who pour over the data of worldwide workforces shifting their work habits.
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    The rise of the Ghost Kitchen

    The rise of the Ghost Kitchen

    Durning the pandemic many restaurants turned off their ovens, corked their wine, and closed their doors. Services like Seamless and Doordash exploded providing the vital service of connecting hungry customers with a variety of culinary delights. But many of these orders weren't from restaurants at all, but rather delivery-only businesses known as “Ghost Kitchens.” 
    On this episode of Remote Space, host Doug Thomas chats with journalist Kristen Hawley about the rise of the Ghost Kitchen, an evolution in the restaurant business that began before the pandemic and has grown exponentially with the rise in meal delivery.  
    Resources:
    Kristen Hawley's Website:
    https://www.kristenhawley.com/
    Kristen Hawley's Ghost Kitchen Article:
    https://www.eater.com/21540765/ghost-kitchens-virtual-restaurants-covid-19-industry-impact
    Kristen Hawley's LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristenhawley/
    Doug Thomas' LinkedIn: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-k-thomas/ 
     

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    • 21 min
    A Nomadic Love Story

    A Nomadic Love Story

    The 2020 pandemic led many to discover that they weren't as tethered to a specific location as they previously thought. Realizing that they could continue to do their job from anywhere they had a laptop and reliable internet, it was easy for people to pick up their lives and become a digital nomad. But when your life is comprised of traveling as much as a digital nomad's does, it can be difficult to meet people and forge strong bonds, but that's where our guest comes in to save the day.   
    Aline Dahmen realized she loved the nomad life but when she found that it was difficult to find and keep friends and develop relationships, she decided to take matters into her own hands. She developed Nomad Soulmates, an online community specifically geared for those like her who were interested in finding friends and romantic partners throughout their travels.   
      
    Resources:
    Aline Dahmen's LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/aline-dahmen-6441a0110/  
    Nomad Soulmates:
    https://tour.nomadsoulmates.com/  
    Doug Thomas' LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-k-thomas/ 


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    • 22 min
    PAWS and the Pandemic Pet

    PAWS and the Pandemic Pet

    Have you noticed an ever-increasing cacophony of barks and meows in your neighborhood since the pandemic began? Well you're certainly not alone. Since the pandemic brought the majority of America's workforce inside their homes, people who previously were apprehensive about getting a pet only to leave it home alone for 8-10 hours a day figured that now is the perfect time to get that furry friend they've always wanted.  
    On this episode of Remote Space, host Doug Thomas sits down with Corey Childs and Kerri Tenniswood, two members of PAWS, an animal shelter based in Lynwood Washington, to talk about the pandemic pet adoption surge. 
    Resources:
    PAWS 
    https://www.paws.org/ 
    PAWS on Instagram 
    https://www.instagram.com/paws_wa/ 
    Kerri Tenniswood's LinkedIn: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerritenniswood/ 
    Corey Childs' LinkedIn: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/corey-childs/ 
    Doug Thomas' LinkedIn: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-k-thomas/ 

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    • 25 min
    The Reality of Virtual Reality at work

    The Reality of Virtual Reality at work

    When offices began working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic, teams had to work extra hard to figure out ways to communicate effectively when every team member was siloed in their respective homes. Is there something better than just another Zoom or Microsoft Teams call? 
    On today's episode, Doug Thomas sits down with Christoph Fleischmann, the founder and CEO of Arthur Technologies a virtual reality tech company that's working to bring teams into the virtual environment. Whether it's sitting around a conference table and being able to whisper something to your neighbor, or conferences with hundreds of people, the time for Virtual Reality may be arriving at your place of work. 
    Resources: 
    Christoph Fleischmann's LinkedIn:  
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/cfleischmann/ 
    Arthur Technologies: 
    https://arthur.digital/ 
    Doug Thomas' LinkedIn: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-k-thomas/ 

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    • 26 min
    Mastering WFH, Then Sharing It

    Mastering WFH, Then Sharing It

    Having worked professionally in Australia and Europe, and both coasts of the United States, it's clear that Adam Naor likes to keep moving. So what happens when someone with an active spirit, a health-focused mindset, and a background in computer science is forced to work from inside the confines of his own home for a year? He figures out how to optimize that workflow and share his lessons with the masses. 
    On today's episode of Remote Space, host Doug Thomas sits down with Adam to discuss the founding of Work From Home Advisor and the informational newsletter training program that spawned from it, WFH Bootcamp.  
    Resources
    Work From Home Advisor:
    https://wfhadviser.com/
    WFH Bootcamp Newsletter:
    https://wfhbootcamp.com/
    Adam Naor's LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamnaor/
    Doug Thomas LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-k-thomas/


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    • 24 min
    What 4,400 People Want You to Know

    What 4,400 People Want You to Know

    We all have our own ideas about what works and what doesn't in the new digital workspace. Online meetings, video chats, no water cooler talk have various advocates and detractors. And some have learned to love the “new normal.” To quantify these ideas, we can turn to Andy Goodman of The Goodman Center who conducted a survey of over four thousand people to get a more accurate sense of what works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, how to keep people engaged in the digital workspace.  
    On today's episode of Remote Space, host Doug Thomas speaks with Andy Goodman about his findings in the survey titled, Unmuted: What Works, What Doesn't, and How We Can All Do Better When Working Online.  

    Resources
    The Goodman Center:
    https://thegoodmancenter.com 
    The Goodman Center's Unmuted report:
    https://www.thegoodmancenter.com/resources/#
    Andy Goodman's LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-goodman-6a36b110/
    Doug Thomas LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-k-thomas/


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    • 27 min

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