Learn about the extraordinary stories of teams that have made the shift to working remotely.
Episode 4: Try turning it off and on again
The shift to a hybrid work arrangement now means that an organization’s IT departments are even more crucial to its daily operations. IT experts, in turn, have to prioritize their focus on people rather than relying on just the tools and technology running the company.
Episode 2: Working together apart: How to make flex work work for you
Many employers expect complete office attendance. However, from an employee perspective, a flexible work schedule is the most valued aspect of an office work culture today. So how should business leaders – and personnel – manage this disconnect?
Episode 1: Connection and Collaboration
The hybrid model is supposed to bring the best of both worlds to the workplace. Sharing space, naturally, is a key piece of hybrid work. But if team members are unable to work together even when they do come into the office, how can leaders ensure that employees are able to connect and collaborate even when people are not in the same room?
EPISODE 6: Innovation Through Collaboration
Host Melanie Green explores the links between collaboration and innovation and what business leaders and thinkers are doing to take it to the next level. Tune in to hear more about this explosion in innovation and what business leaders can do to sustain it as hybrid work takes hold.
EPISODE 5: From Great Resignation to Great Rejuvenation
In August, 4.3 million Americans left their jobs. In this episode, we’ll talk to one worker who quit in search of more flexibility and a better work life balance. Plus Liz Fosslien, Head of Content at Humu, unpacks what this means for companies and what we can learn at this transformational moment.
EPISODE 1: Back to Office Jitters
Hybrid work presents an opportunity for companies and employees to change how they work, but many are grappling with a lack of flexibility, the hassle of the daily commute, and finding work life balance. Hear from experts on how to ease the anxiety that comes with heading back to the office.
EPISODE 6: Bring Women Back to the Workforce
Host Melanie Green talks to Laura Zarrow, Executive Director of People Analytics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, about some of the reason’s women have been dropping out of the workforce, and how data and flexible work could bring them back.
EPISODE 1: The 9-5 Pitch Strikes Out. The Winning Hit? Flexible Work
Hear how MLB has shifted just about everything they do to embrace a flexible work environment. Now they’re planning for the digital future of baseball – enhancing fan and employee experience while preserving all the best elements of the game.
EPISODE 7: Preventing Burnout
With an increase in remote work, there has been more demand among employers and employees for skills related to well-being. Well-being expert Jennifer Moss shares what can be done to prevent burnout and what employers and individuals can do to create balance at work.
EPISODE 6: What’s Beyond Zero Trust?
It can be as easy as clicking a link and all is lost. Hackers take their time finding weak points, entering our personal and professional systems without our knowledge. With the rapid changes to work over the last year, proper security is even more vital. As we settle into flexible work with multiple gadgets and devices, how can we stay secure?
EPISODE 5: Building Resilience in the Cloud
Hear from Teniesha Wright-Jones and Lamont Jones about their experience as pivotal healthcare providers in the midst of a pandemic. These two doctors had to nurse themselves back to health after testing positive for COVID-19 all while remotely navigating an overhaul in how they provided healthcare. Experts share how the struggles of working remotely can be solved in the cloud.
EPISODE 4: The Fall of Office Ping Pong Tables
From yoga classes to gourmet meals to waterfalls, pre-pandemic offices were built so employees never really wanted to leave. Company culture was a side effect of tangible office perks and connecting with colleagues was as easy as turning a swivel chair around to join the latest office discussion. Now, connecting with colleagues is only possible through a screen, and in-office benefits are a thing of the distant past (it's not like a company can ship a ping pong table to their employees' houses). So how do you boost WFH morale? How do you ensure employees are connecting in a meaningful way? How do you build a culture when everyone in the office is apart?
EPISODE 2: Remote Work: Extreme Arctic Edition
No matter what your office looks like, or where you are in the world, this episode is filled with advice surrounding isolation and creating boundaries between work and life (even when it sometimes feels like there is no clear distinction between the two).
Let’s be honest: coping and adapting to the sudden shift to remote work has been a big challenge. But one thing is for sure, remote work is here to stay. People are now dividing their time between office and home, or going fully remote. Where do we go from here? In this episode, three experts will guide you into the future of work.
From sounding out the alphabet to finishing college, from education evangelists to systems specialists, learn all about the world of remote learning. Experts weigh in on where we go from here to support successful remote and online learning at all levels of education.
Imagine it's your job is to oversee everything to do with technology in your workplace. One day, a call comes in that changes your life: your entire organization - thousands of employees - will be working from home. ASAP. Here is how the State of Illinois managed to transition their workforce to fully remote in a matter of days.
An orchestra can be seen as the ultimate team. Every member is integral to the whole; every individual must be in tune with the larger group. When the pandemic hit, many of us took home our notepads, monitors, and office coffee mug. Orchestras had to learn to work remotely too. Concert halls closed and musicians went home with their violins, flutes, cellos, and bassoons. In the second episode of Remote Works, we'll visit the Colorado Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to explore how technology has enabled remote work for even the tightest of teams.
Whether it's an apartment in Shanghai or a cottage in a small English town, people are moving out of the office and into workspaces that are full of pots, pans, pets, kids, spouses and noisy neighbors. In the premiere episode of Remote Works, we visit two home office rookies in China and the UK as they grapple with the shift to remote working. Amanda Carroll, Managing Direct & Principal at architecture and design firm Gensler, talks about how our new remote workplace might change the way we work forever. Arjun Kaicker, head of Insights and Analytics at Zaha Hadid Architects in London, explores the way offices have evolved pre-pandemic and how they will have to change now.
Working at home? You're not alone. Whether you're an orchestra, state government, or NFL football team, every single person, company, and industry has had to rethink how and where they do business. Remote Works looks at the big picture and the small details of working at home. We talk to employees and leaders who are adapting and thriving in this new remote work landscape. Experts explore work-at-home successes and obstacles. The brave new office is now at home. These conversations and stories will help keep you and your team united while you're working remotely.