If you work on a computer, you’ve likely been touched in some way by the advances that have made “Office 2.0” possible. In this episode, we discuss a key aspect of tech-enabled work environments: telework and virtual teams. We cover what the research says about the pros and cons of these arrangements, some important factors to consider to have an effective virtual team, and how to know if you are well-equipped to be effective as a remote worker.
1:00: What is Office 2.0?
1:35: What are teleworkers and virtual teams?
2:58: Prevalence of virtual teams and benefit to organizations
5:02: Impact of telework and virtual teams on employees
6:50: The importance of trust and social interaction in virtual teams
10:01: Balancing office work and telework
12:16: Competencies and traits that help with remote work
14:50: Our experience making a podcast as a virtual team
19:45: This is not Homework: What other technologies could we leverage for the podcast?
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Our intro and outro music is “Ingenuity” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0). You can find more of Lee’s music at https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/. https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/. Our transition music for this episode is “I’m Going For a Coffee” also by Lee; licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0).
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