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The Triple Peak (Night Shift!)

The Triple Peak (Night Shift!)

May 20, 2022

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/

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Sit Less! with Stefan Zavalin (Interview)

Sit Less! with Stefan Zavalin (Interview)

April 15, 2022

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

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Cabin Fever Sets In…

Cabin Fever Sets In…

April 8, 2022

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...

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Why are all the Parents Resigning?

Why are all the Parents Resigning?

April 1, 2022

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

Remote Connections (Part 2): Daily Standups

Remote Connections (Part 2): Daily Standups

February 11, 2022

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.

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Remote Connections: 1-on-1s

Remote Connections: 1-on-1s

January 28, 2022

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.

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What can be done remotely (as effectively as in person)?

What can be done remotely (as effectively as in person)?

January 21, 2022

"The potential for remote work is determined by tasks and activities and not by occupation." 

In this week's episode, we're reviewing the results of McKinsey's November 2020 analysis of remote work tasks and activities. As opposed to what jobs can be done remotely, their analysis explores the (arguably more interesting) question of what types of tasks and activities can be done remotely -- including those that can be done 'without productivity loss'.

McKinsey report: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/whats-next-for-remote-work-an-analysis-of-2000-tasks-800-jobs-and-nine-countries

99pi podcast episode referenced in the episode: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/invisible-women/

Remote work news: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidjeans/2022/01/18/better-ceo-vishal-garg-returns-softbank/

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Findings from 2021: Work from Home Research Report

Findings from 2021: Work from Home Research Report

January 14, 2022

Work From Home Research (wfhresearch.com) has released the December 2021 update to their research findings on trends in remote work. We're discussing the results we found most interesting, comparing our experiences. Check out the report below and get in touch to share how the results compare to your own remote work experiences.

Here are links to the research reports mentioned in this episode. Many thanks to the researchers who worked out to bring us these insights:

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2022: A Remotely Fresh Start

2022: A Remotely Fresh Start

January 7, 2022

Welcome to 2022!...it's early, but it sure does look a lot like 2021.

So, it's 2022 and with Omicron rearing it's ugly head, it's a fresh new remote start as many folks are back to remote work! We're talking about a new year, a new start to doing remote right, and some general goals and priorities discussion!

Here's a link to the Brianna Wiest post Greg mentioned in the episode: https://thoughtcatalog.com/brianna-wiest/2017/11/this-is-what-self-care-really-means-because-its-not-all-salt-baths-and-chocolate-cake/

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The National Capital downtown exodus

The National Capital downtown exodus

December 17, 2021

Over 120,000 federal employees are employed in the Ottawa-area and, since the pandemic began, remote work has become the norm for most of those workers. As a result the Nation's capital, mainly the downtown region has been hit hard by the lack of reliable dollars from all those daily spenders. Ottawa's downtown is a ghost town. So....what to do?

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