We dig into the big questions about how work is changing again. Questions about security, how and where we meet now, and what Gen Z can teach the rest of us about the new workplace. So many of us are searching for that sweet spot between working in the office, at home and everywhere in between. Hybrid work brings opportunities to seize, but it also brings challenges to tackle. Our host Melanie Green is learning how we can all thrive in hybrid work - for the long haul. You’ll hear compelling stories and advice from leading experts. Produced by Citrix. Follow along @Citrix
The Coming Work-Life Rebalance
20:27We are in a pivotal moment. Hybrid work is not only changing how we work, but also how we live. Host Melanie Green explores this fundamental work-life rebalance. We hear from Chris Herd, CEO of Firstbase, who believes that this moment in time is an opportunity to empower a billion people to access a better work-life balance. Grace Lordan of the London School of Economics sees hybrid work changing top-down management to become more democratic. Citrix is supplying you with critical intelligence to write the new work playbook. Explore research and perspectives for a successful hybrid work model on Fieldwork by Citrix [LINK: https://www.citrix.com/fieldwork/flexible-work/virtual-series.html] filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the flexible workforce. Chris Herd is Founder and CEO of Firstbase [LINK: https://www.firstbasehq.com] based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Firstbase sets up businesses around the world with tools to work remotely. Grace Lordan [LINK:https://www.lse.ac.uk/PBS/People/Dr-Grace-Lordan] is an Associate Professor in Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics. She is also the Founding Director of the Inclusion Initiative at the London School of Economics.
Innovation Through Collaboration
21:24The massive shift to remote collaboration has fundamentally changed how we work together. Technology plays a starring role in this story. Host Melanie Green explores the links between collaboration and innovation and what business leaders and thinkers are doing to take it to the next level. Think about the move to virtual learning by schools everywhere. Think about the countless medical clinics that moved online overnight to continue helping patients. Think about the great innovations in technology that had to happen in a short time to make all of this possible. Tune in to hear more about this explosion in innovation and what business leaders can do to sustain it as hybrid work takes hold.Citrix offers research and insights here into how great innovation is being fuelled by collaboration. Citrix is supplying you with critical intelligence to write the new work playbook. Explore research and perspectives for a successful hybrid work model on Fieldwork by Citrix, filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the flexible workforce. Anna Lopatukhina is Senior Manager, Product Management for Wrike, a Citrix company. They create enterprise-ready, cloud-based collaborative work management software. Jessica Reeder is Senior-All Remote Campaign Manager for the tech company GitLab. Rob Cross is the author of Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead, and Restore Your Well-Being. Rob is also a professor at Babson College and Co-Founder of and Research Director for Connected Commons, a group of organizations that have come together to sponsor research into how collaboration needs to happen at organizational, team, and individual levels.
From Great Resignation to Great Rejuvenation
20:21In August, 4.3 million Americans left their jobs. We’ll talk to one worker who quit in search of more flexibility and a better work life balance. Plus Liz Fosslien, Head of Content at Humu, unpacks what this means for companies, and what we can learn at this transformational moment.Citrix research offers insights into the Great ResignationTim Minahan, Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at Citrix, offers further insight hereAccording to a recent survey conducted by Citrix, two-fifths (40%) of US office workers have left a job in the last year or are considering doing so.Liz Fosslien is the Head of Content at Humu and co-author of the best-seller No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work.
Hybrid work trailblazers
19:49Ten years ago, Sacha Connor pioneered virtual work in the large corporation she worked for. Now Sacha works with business leaders making the transition to remote and hybrid work. When Sacha started her work experiment a decade ago, many of the tools we have now for connecting remotely didn’t exist. Gen Z guest Liana Hakobyan, on the other hand, was born into a digital world. Liana is part of a generation that is most comfortable in hybrid and remote work. She gives her take on how organizations can attract and retain future business leaders.Citrix has looked in depth at how Millennials and Gen Z are transforming the workforce.Sacha Connor is the founder and CEO of Virtual Work Insider. Virtual Work Insider is offering some resources to anyone preparing to guide their team through the transition to hybrid work, or remaining fully remote: tips from 10 years of remote and hybrid work, a resource guide that includes tips for balancing synchronous and asynchronous communication, a self-assessment on the most important virtual leadership skills, and more. Liana Hakobyan is YouTube Team Lead at 10Web.io. In 2019 Liana gave a TedX talk about how Gen Z is changing the workplace.
The Realities of Cyber Security Threats
22:22Ransomware and other cyber threats have evolved in recent years , and with that so has cybersecurity. In this episode we’ll share stories of modern day cyber attacks that keep IT professionals up at night. We'll hear about a cyber attack that impacted a country's health service, an attack on a legal firm's web server that exposed sensitive client data, and we’ll hear how attackers found vulnerable systems in a small company's network and got in. Experts share advice about best security practices for organizations and individuals alike. It's #CyberSecurityMonth, and this is an episode you won't want to miss.Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist for Citrix, shares his expertise in preventing attacks on IT departments and individuals.Fahmida Rashid is a cybersecurity journalist. She has been writing about information security for 15 years for technology publications such as Dark Reading, Security Week and Infosecurity Magazine.Citrix is supplying you with critical intelligence to write the new work playbook. Explore research and perspectives for a successful hybrid work model on Fieldwork by Citrix. [LINK: https://www.citrix.com/fieldwork/flexible-work/virtual-series.html] filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the flexible workforce.To learn more about best practices for a secure workforce, visit us here:https://www.citrix.com/fieldwork/secure-workforce/
The Meeting Dilemma
20:02Humans have a complicated relationship with meetings. We need to meet but we don't always do it well. Hybrid work adds another tricky layer. Host Melanie Green explores our love-hate relationship with meetings, why they matter, and how they could even be the highlight of your day.Kristin Arnold is the president and founder of Quality Process Consultants, Inc., with offices in the U.S. and Canada. As a speaker and meeting facilitator, she has worked with over a hundred organizations on leadership, strategy and innovation. Kim Hudson is a writer and workshop facilitator. She has also worked as a geologist and a federal land claims negotiator. Citrix is supplying you with critical intelligence to write the new work playbook. Explore research and perspectives for a successful hybrid work model on Fieldwork by Citrix filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the flexible workforce.
Back to the Office Jitters
20:12For many, hybrid work presents an opportunity for companies and employees to change how they work. But at the same time a lot of people are nervous about getting back to the office. They’re grappling with a lack of flexibility, the hassle of the daily commute, and finding work life balance. Remote Works is your personal hybrid work survival guide. We’re digging into the big questions about how work is changing again. Questions about how and where we meet now. Security. And what Gen Z can teach the rest of us about the new hybrid workplace. This episode is all about back to the office jitters. We’ll hear how Ultima, a company in the UK, is easing people back into the office with its own unique blueprint for a new hybrid workplace. Later in the episode, psychotherapist Joyce Marter will give her biggest takeaways for easing the anxiety that comes with heading back to the office.Gareth Meyer is the Commercial and Operations Director at Ultima Business Solutions in the UK. Stacie Hill is the head of Marketing at Ultima.Joyce Marter is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and the author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life.
Remote Works: Hybrid Survival Guide
1:28As we make a shift to hybrid work, business leaders and companies are seizing the opportunity to build a successful work model that will last for years to come. Our host Melanie Green explores how we hold on to work life balance and keep everyone on equal footing in and out of the office as the way we work evolves. Citrix is supplying you with critical intelligence to write the new work playbook. Explore Research and perspectives for a successful hybrid work model on Fieldwork by Citrix.
25:03We end this season with a listener favorite. Host Melanie Green invites three experts to join her for a look at the future of work: Dave Cook, a researcher who was studying remote work long before most of the world had heard of it, Matthew Metelsky, a tech guru who understands the importance of the human side of IT, and Dean Sevin Yeltekin, a business school dean who is preparing her students for a radically different way of working. For extra reading and more expertise on flexible work, browse Citrix Fieldwork and Citrix guest blogs like this one for thoughtful takes on the flexible workplaces of the future. Matthew Metelsky is an IT expert co-founder and CEO of Third Octet.Dave Cook is an anthropologist, psychologist and a remote work expert with the University College London.Sevin Yeltekin is Dean of Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.
Bring Women Back to the Workforce
24:18The numbers are jarring. Since March 2020, nearly 2.5 million women have left the U.S. workforce, compared with 1.8 million men. One of the women who left was Farida Mercedes. Before the pandemic, Farida was on a fast-track in a corporate job she loved. But then she made the tough decision to leave. We'll hear Farida's story. We'll also hear from Laura Zarrow, Executive Director of People Analytics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, about some of the reasons women have been dropping out of the workforce, and how data and flexible work could bring them back.For extra reading, see this recent article from Citrix about the importance of bringing women back into the workforce, particularly into leadership roles: Female leadership and diversity fuel tomorrow’s innovations. Learn more about Wharton People Analytics and Laura Zarrow.