84 episodes

Remotely Prepared is the weekly podcast that looks at how industries, organizations and people make business, and life, work at a distance. Hosts Greg Thomas and Colin Harding have each worked and lead remotely for clients over the last half decade and know what it takes to make it work. Whether you’re a remote employee or a business leader working through the challenges and opportunities of a remote workforce, this podcast is for you. With a great line of discussions and interviews, we’re here to share experiences, insights, even frustrations, and help you not only survive but thrive in this new remote world.

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Remotely Prepared is the weekly podcast that looks at how industries, organizations and people make business, and life, work at a distance. Hosts Greg Thomas and Colin Harding have each worked and lead remotely for clients over the last half decade and know what it takes to make it work. Whether you’re a remote employee or a business leader working through the challenges and opportunities of a remote workforce, this podcast is for you. With a great line of discussions and interviews, we’re here to share experiences, insights, even frustrations, and help you not only survive but thrive in this new remote world.

    The Triple Peak (Night Shift!)

    The Triple Peak (Night Shift!)

    Have you found yourself logging on to work late at night to get more done? You're not alone! We're talking about what works about it and what doesn't...

    The Microsoft Article: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/worklab/triple-peak-day

    Derek Thompson's article in the Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/04/triple-peak-day-work-from-home/629457/

    Don't forget to subscribe, share and review so we can get the word out to more 'Upside Down Offic-ers'. Have a comment or idea for the show? Email us at remotelyprepared@upsidedownoffice.com or visit us at www.upsidedownoffice.com. We'd love to hear from you.

    • 31 min
    Sit Less! with Stefan Zavalin (Interview)

    Sit Less! with Stefan Zavalin (Interview)

    The transition to remote work has us all in different habits - many of them not healthy - and one of the biggest is that many of us are sitting at our desks (probably not ergonomically designed) ALL day. In this week's episode we're talking with Stefan Zavalin, who wants to get us all sitting less, and has an interesting approach to getting us there...

    Check out Stefan's Tedx Talk here

    Check out Stefan's book here

    Don't forget to subscribe, share and review so we can get the word out to more 'Upside Down Offic-ers'. Have a comment or idea for the show? Email us at remotelyprepared@upsidedownoffice.com or visit us at www.upsidedownoffice.com. We'd love to hear from you.

    • 34 min
    Cabin Fever Sets In...

    Cabin Fever Sets In...

    Feel like you're ready to escape the home office and get out with your office mates (or anyone)? Feelings of isolation and finding time to get out and connect with your team is part of remote work, and it seems like a lot of us are feeling it lately...

    Don't forget to subscribe, share and review so we can get the word out to more 'Upside Down Offic-ers'. Have a comment or idea for the show? Email us at remotelyprepared@upsidedownoffice.com or visit us at www.upsidedownoffice.com. We'd love to hear from you.

    • 27 min
    Why are all the Parents Resigning?

    Why are all the Parents Resigning?

    The last two years have been challenging for all of us, but it’s been particularly challenging on parents. Maybe a bit unsurprisingly, a recent McKinsey study showed that working parents are overrepresented in the ‘great resignation’ and are quitting for work, be it a new job, self-employment, or the gig economy, with more flexibility. In this week’s episode we’re discussing the report and what remote work and the new work balance means for working parents.

    https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/married-to-the-job-no-more-craving-flexibility-parents-are-quitting-to-get-it

    • 32 min
    Remote Connections (Part 2): Daily Standups

    Remote Connections (Part 2): Daily Standups

    Continuing our mini-series on connecting with teammates and coworkers remotely is Remote Connections: Daily Standups. Some people love 'em. Some people hate 'em. Some people...have no idea what 'em are. Today we're talking about what they are, why we like them and how to get the most out of them.

    Don't forget to subscribe, share and review so we can get the word out to more 'Upside Down Offic-ers'. Have a comment or idea for the show? Email us at remotelyprepared@upsidedownoffice.com or visit us at www.upsidedownoffice.com. We'd love to hear from you.

    • 38 min
    Remote Connections: 1-on-1s

    Remote Connections: 1-on-1s

    We're kicking off our "Remote Connections" mini series by talking about one of the easiest and most important forms of connections you can establish between a team member and their leader, particularly in a remote environment.

    1-on-1s are simple, scheduled but informal meetings to touch base between leader and team member and they can be incredibly powerful in creating connection and a shared pathway. Today, we're sharing experiences and our advise for running them effectively.

    Don't forget to subscribe, share and review so we can get the word out to more 'Upside Down Offic-ers'. Have a comment or idea for the show? Email us at remotelyprepared@upsidedownoffice.com or visit us at www.upsidedownoffice.com. We'd love to hear from you.

    • 40 min