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From the office to the lounge

Business & Economics Podcasts

“From the Office to the Lounge” is a podcast series hosted by Andrew Blain and Tony Ponton to help leaders of remote and hybrid teams prepare for the future. Packed with actionable advice, this series will help you improve communication, accountability, and performance within your team, become more effective as a leader, gain control without being controlling, and protect yourself from burnout.

“From the Office to the Lounge” is a podcast series hosted by Andrew Blain and Tony Ponton to help leaders of remote and hybrid teams prepare for the future. Packed with actionable advice, this series will help you improve communication, accountability, and performance within your team, become more effective as a leader, gain control without being controlling, and protect yourself from burnout.

Location:

Australia

Description:

“From the Office to the Lounge” is a podcast series hosted by Andrew Blain and Tony Ponton to help leaders of remote and hybrid teams prepare for the future. Packed with actionable advice, this series will help you improve communication, accountability, and performance within your team, become more effective as a leader, gain control without being controlling, and protect yourself from burnout.

Twitter:

@elabor8

Language:

English

Contact:

1300 352 278


Episodes

The future: Planning for remote-ish working

9/30/2020
As we move forward, a likely scenario for many organisations is going to be a hybrid or remote-ish operating model, where teams partially return to the office. Amid the ongoing uncertainty and possibility of being remote for at least the next 12 months, organisations should prepare for what happens next. In this episode, Andrew and Tony look at how you can make hybrid working more effective and give you some pitfalls to avoid. Key points you’ll hear in this episode include:

Duration:00:25:05

How to encourage accountability in your remote team

9/30/2020
Even before the pandemic, accountability was a common leadership concern. Now, remote working has added extra complexity. Hard conversations have become more difficult without the opportunity to control the environment, read the body language of the person you’re speaking to, and make sure they're cared for. In this episode, Andrew and Tony tackle how you can make sure the things that you’re accountable for are getting done. Key points you’ll hear in this episode include:

Duration:00:24:26

Overcoming the barriers to effective communication

9/30/2020
Although it’s good for personal productivity, coordinating a team across different working hours can make it hard to have timely and open communication. If you don’t have the balance of synchronous and asynchronous communication right, you can run into a host of different problems. In this episode, Andrew and Tony discuss how to identify problems and how to get the best out of asynchronous communication. Key points you’ll hear in this episode include:

Duration:00:20:12

Remote governance: Letting go of control to stay in control

8/31/2020
Leaders are really starting to feel the lack of proximity to their people, particularly those who are spanning multiple teams or multiple layers of an organisation. They’re feeling fatigued, overburdened, and there is a loss of visibility and control. The answer is to rethink governance. In this episode, Andrew and Tony discuss governance frameworks that can help you get that sense of control back without them having to micromanage your people in order to get it. Key points you’ll hear in...

Duration:00:23:13

Connecting strategy to delivery in a remote setting

8/31/2020
The pandemic caused a mass shift to remote working, and organisations tried to take the operating models they had designed for the office and make them work in a remote context. While we’ve seen the benefits of working remotely, we haven't changed anything about the way we work, and this is causing a multitude of challenges. In this episode, Andrew and Tony focus on how you can align your team to strategy when the whole team or part of the team is not co-located. Key points you’ll hear in...

Duration:00:20:36