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Podcast: Making REMOTE WORK

Episode #19: Mindfulness & Work-Family Balance when Remote

Speaker: Tammy Allen & Jay Narayanan

In this episode of Making Remote Work they discuss the benefits of Mindfulness when working remotely, the importance of this practice/state on keeping a balance between work and family in testing times.

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Episode #18: The psychological effects of isolation & confinement

Speaker: Sheryl Bishop

Have #isolation & #confinement affected you during the pandemic? What will happen if we will face further lockdowns and social interaction interdictions? This episode of Making Remote Work is about #mentalhealth with renowned Sheryl Bishop, Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas Medical. 

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Episode #17: Working & Leading Remote from Space

Speaker: Luca Parmitano

Working from space gives you a unique perspective on work, teams, leadership, and the future.

In this episode of Making Remote Work, Luca Parmitano offers us a glimpse of how work is carried out remotely from space. He talks about communication, teamwork, leadership, autonomy, confinement, the opportunities that remote work could bring in the future.

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Episode #16: Designing Remote Organizations

Speaker: Børge Obel 

Professor Børge Obel from Aarhus University discusses about #organizationaldesign, to understand what applies to, and what makes a remote organization successful

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Episode #15: GitLabPeople Group

Speaker: :Julie Armendariz, Nadia Vatalidis, Brittany Rohde

In this episode they discuss eSports and the learnings on remote from this newly booming industry. They discuss organizational design - hierarchies, agility, routines, change management, and designing employee interactions that lead to productivity and wellbeing when remote.

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Episode #14: Esports & Remote Work (tasks, routines, agility)

Speaker: Julien Clement (Stanford)

In this episode they discuss eSports and the learnings on remote from this newly booming industry. They discuss organizational design - hierarchies, agility, routines, change management, and designing employee interactions that lead to productivity and wellbeing when remote.

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Episode #13: Using AI to explain workforce trends during COVID-19

Speaker: Greg Miller (Faethm)

Faethm is a globally unique AI platform that predicts the workforce impact of dynamic forces such as AI, Covid-19 and Robotics on current and future jobs.

In this episode Greg Miller, Executive Director of Faethm discusses the Covid-19 workforce study conducted together with MIT, the Evolution of Work for the jobs that are looking at higher levels of displacement due to AI & Robotics & the Future of Remote Work.

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Episode #12:  A Practioner's View on Remote Work

Speaker: Liam Martin (TimeDoctor)

In this episode they look at the economic advantages of remote work, the potential failure of Remote, setting compensation and benefits for remote teams, the advantages of hiring talent remotely and much more.

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Episode #11: How to Negotiate in Remote Setups

Speaker: Roderick Swaab (INSEAD)

In this podcast Roderick Swaab shared his research on communication  structures on value creation in business negotiations and conflict resolution. He also  shared his studies on the emergence of social hierarchies in teams and how these impact coordination, conflict, and performance. He goes on to share how this relates to the current change at workplace undertake impact of remote working. 

He shares how his research has produced interventions that improve negotiation, dispute resolution, and collaboration, and has been published in leading journals, such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Psychological Science.

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Episode #10: Evolutionary Psychology and Remote Work

Speaker: Mark van Vugt (VU)

In this episode with Mark van Vugt of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands we discuss on how evolutionary psychology teaches us about Remote work. How the hunter-gatherer ancestry hinders is in virtual environment. They discuss how to deal with this crisis situations and what makes a good leader in such times? How will employee behave in the economic downturn that is looming?

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Episode #9: History of Remote Working

Speaker: Prof Sumita Raghuram (San Jose State University)

In this episode they discuss the history of remote work and what is the future? They also share how do we adapt to the virtual environment as individuals? 

Making Remote Work is a limited video-podcast series led by the ODC - Organizational Design Community and hosted by Skills for Mars. In the next months, we will collect and share the insights of 20+ academics and practitioners on distributed work.

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Episode #8: Github

Speaker: Darren Murph

As Head of Remote @Gitlab, Darren Murph works at the intersection of culture, process, hiring, employer branding, marketing, and communication. His job is to ensure that GitLab team members acclimate well to remote, that they embrace the values and operate with remote-first workflows.GitLab Inc. is one of the companies that we will speak of for years and years to come. An all-remote company with a transparency culture that is unique and inspiring.

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Episode #7: Distributed Teams – Cultural and Temporal Brokerage

Speaker: Sujin Jang (INSEAD)

In this episode of Making Remote Work they are going to dive deep into pioneering research on cultural and temporal brokers and their role in distributed work environments.If you are interested in learning how to set-up multicultural teams to prime them for performance and how to deal with team members that work on different time zones – you will have a great time listening to this discussion.

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Episode #6: Coordinating While Working Remote

Speaker: Srikanth Kannan (OSU)

In this episode they dissect coordination in remote settings, what are the different types, what works best-when, how to combine coordination strategies for better results. They also discuss offshoring and outsourcing during the current move to forced remote work due to COVID-19, and the short and long term effects diversity can have on team performance.

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Episode #5: Working from Anywhere

Speaker: Raj Choudhary (HBS)

On the 5th MAKING REMOTE WORK episode, Prithwiraj Choudhury, Associate Professors at Harvard Business School discusses his research on "Work from Anywhere", remote coordination, innovation & knowledge sharing. He also share about fulfilling our social roles during this crisis by supporting others virtually.

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Episode #4: Hiring, leading and building trust when remote

Speaker: Mark Frein

Mark Frein is the Chief People Officer for Lambda School ( Mark worked in non-remote, hybrid, and all-remote environments. In this episode they talk about the differences, the difficulties, and also the exciting parts of all-remote. They discuss leadership – what it takes to lead remote teams and how to recruit for the right leaders. They also include remote coordination, reducing isolation, building a culture of care and trust, so everyone can thrive in this environment. 

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Episode # 3: Remote Work & Job Performance

Speaker: Ravi Gajendran

Can we be more innovative and performant while working remotely?

What are the right conditions for this? How can we make #remotework better?

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Episode # 2: Leading Remote Teams

Speaker: Mark Mortenson

How can we define a modern team? What makes teams effective? How should we manage remoteteams? Can they be as productive as a collocated team? How about managing multiple distributed teams? How can we best solve remote conflicts?

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Episode #1: Covid-19 Remote Working Survey

Speaker: Marco Minervin 

Marco Minerivin and Iulia Istrate as they discuss the results of the survey conducted in the past weeks to understand the difficulties faced by the companies that are now being forced to make the transition to working remotely.

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What do you want to know about #remotework?

Do you have any burning questions that you would like answered by leading scholars and practitioners in the field? 
You will no longer have to rely on the grapevine or folk wisdom to make decisions about how you manage in such critical times!

The ODC - Organizational Design Community has invited 20+ experts and, for the next months, will run a weekly series called Making Remote Work hosted by the Skills for Mars podcast. The first episode will air on the 3rd of April.

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