But what’s safe to do in an office, let alone travel and other very obvious things. So it’s clear that whatever we’re going back to and whenever we’re going back to it is going to be markedly different than the organisation and premises that we left. And yes it’s about having that one-to-one conversation. But I think if line managers feel able to open up themselves about how they feel, show a little bit of vulnerability, then I think that can help as well. So I think this kind of interaction in terms of video conferencing is important, but also a phone call.
Note, I was the only “not a coach” on the panel, so my perspective was somewhat different to those whose role involves a lot of travel, a lot of on-site work. But, that’s the advantage of panels – you get diverse perspectives. Get your own growth report with customised insights that will help you to identify the main challenges that may prevent your business from scaling up.
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They also explain how throughout the relationship, the ability to increase and decrease resources as and when required is a significant motivating factor. Technology has played a key part in a successful period of remote working and Mark explains how their IT infrastructure enabled them to make the transition to homeworking, and what further investments are planned to strengthen future flexible working options. As usual Fred MacAuley hosts the podcast and is joined by regulars, Mark Scott, CEO at Cantium, and Gill Nye, Executive Head of HR. Participating for the first time are Jodie Martin, Senior Recruitment Advisor, Gavin Whalley, Group Architecture Manager, and Solutions Manager, Pete Thistleton. All in all, it’s another interesting and insightful discussion with some useful information on how an organisation with 500+ staff is managing to maintain an excellent programme for personal and learning development.
- And despite thinking these requests were standard requirements, so few people met the mark, that recruiting became a struggle.
- It comprises nine different brands that provide education supplies, recruitment, print and a frameworks service.
- Historically, people were paid less when they first started and were trained up, gradually getting paid more as they became more valuable.
- 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.
- There’s a great tool called Trainable, which you can use that is a very, very fast way to do this.
- Once a week we have a virtual coffee break for 30 minutes, where we deliberately don’t talk about work.
Promotions are slower, wage increases are slower, people’s commitment is lower, identification with work is lower. And this is because there’s a lack of human connection. A huge topic for the “next normal” remote work podcast is going to be how, where, and when employees work. In pre-pandemic times, the majority of employees worked from the office and organisations built their network and telecoms infrastructure accordingly.
It’s easier to record your podcast remotely than in person
But we actually find that it allows you to be able to build remote businesses and businesses in general, significantly faster than any previous models we’ve seen before. The conversation then looks at the impending launch of a National Cyber Resilience Group.
And ideally, they should have access to a proper desk and a decent chair. Now, that doesn’t need to be, you know, a fancy high priced, you know, Herman Miller Aeron £3,000, you know, piece of loveliness.
It’s really hard to pick it apart, and make everyone sound their best. A Mac or Windows PC is better than a smartphone or tablet. Although some services say they work in mobile browsers, it’s not worth the gamble. If your guest only has a smartphone or tablet, that’s what you should use. Otherwise, always recommend your guests use a “real” computer.
The big ones would be fundamentally recognizing that you’re running a very different type of company. So, a lot of people who are more extroverted as an example don’t necessarily work that well in remote asynchronous organizations because you are fundamentally disconnected from other people or you don’t communicate with them as much. And most asynchronous organizations, the employees inside of those companies have really rich social lives that don’t necessarily connect to work. And I know it’s very, very difficult for a lot of adults to be able to socialize in that way. But for us, it’s a clear thing that we’ve been really focused on.
Episode 9 Healthy snacking when working from home with Emily Fawell
And this is the thing that I think is really going to be a bit of a Model T moment when we see where work is going to be in the next 10 years. Because I think the vast majority of organizations are going to recognize this is better for employees, this is better for employers. And this is just fundamentally a better way to be able to build a business. And I think the majority of those organizations are going to be asynchronous. Coinbase, which is a cryptocurrency wallet, which ended up IP owing at 141 billion entering number 89 on the S&P 500 when they IPO. For the first time in the history of the SEC, they’ve been allowed to state that their headquarters is nowhere. Because they said anything else that we would have put down would have been a lie.
That’s what happens when you have two or more mics, and each mic picks up a little of what the other mics are picking up. If you have each person speaking on a separate track or recorded in a separate file, it doesn’t sound too bad when you listen in isolation. But combine the tracks, and everyone sounds much further away than they actually are. Gaming has become more mainstream than ever before.