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Work has left the office – the relentless rise of remote working

Work has left the office – the relentless rise of remote working

“What we’ve learned is that technology is comparatively easy to change, compared to people. It takes time to learn skills, develop new cultures and to develop management theory about what works and what doesn’t. It’s going to take time for us to find the path forward.”

– Dion Hinchcliffe

Remote working has grown by 115% since 2008 and it’s predicted that 38% of full-time employees will be working remotely over the next 10 years*. There’s no denying that work has left the office, but for how long? Despite the plethora of benefits that come with remote working, we have to ask ourselves: how well-equipped are leaders for “network leadership”; what options will there be for those who choose not to work remotely; and are we really able to keep up with and make the most of the technology and tools in this space?

Our guests (who are both speakers at the Digital Workplace Experience 2018 conference), Dion Hinchcliffe and Rita Zonius, share their thoughts on the above, along with their insights and experiences as they talk to Paul Miller. Follow the conversation as they discuss the need for social interaction, disseminating culture, acclimatizing to change and minimizing employee disengagement.

Show notes, links and resources for this episode:
* Source: “How to optimise remote work”, Marginalia
Digital Workplace Experience 2018
“Creating a sustainable digital workplace in the exponential era”, Dion Hinchcliffe, keynote speech at Digital Workplace Experience 2018


Dion Hinchcliffe - talks about remote working in our podcast

Dion Hinchcliffe, Digital Thought Leader

Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital thought leader, business strategist, enterprise architect, transformation consultant, analyst and keynote speaker. He is widely regarded as an influential figure in digital workplace, customer experience and enterprise IT.

Currently the VP and Principal Analyst of Constellation Research, Dion is a well-known industry expert on the topics of digital transformation, digital workplace, employee collaboration, social business, API strategy, digital business and next-generation enterprises. His thought leadership can be found on ZDNet, ebizQ, On Digital Strategy and the Enterprise Irregulars. He also co-authored ‘Web 2.0 Architectures’ for O’Reilly as well as the best-selling ‘Social Business by Design’ (John Wiley & Sons).

Dion is also an Executive Fellow at the Tuck Center for Digital Strategies and was recently identified as one of the top three people most mentioned by CIOs. Industry analytics firm Onalytica ranks Dion as the #2 influencer globally on the subject of digital transformation. He remains a practising enterprise architect with over a dozen in-production cloud/SaaS services in the social, mobile and enterprise industries. He has keynoted or spoken at hundreds of leading industry conferences, including CeBIT, KMWorld, IT Roadmap, Dreamforce, CIO Perspectives, AIIM Conference, IBM Connect and other industry events. You can find Dion on Twitter at @dhinchcliffe.

Rita Zonius - talks about remote working in our podcast

Rita Zonius, Director, The Enterprise Social Engineer

Rita leads communications and social media consultancy, The Enterprise Social Engineer, focused on helping organizations and their people to be as collaborative as they can be by using social technologies at work.

Before establishing her business, Rita led the Internal Digital Communications team at one of Australia’s big banks, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, to help the organization realize the business benefits of enterprise social technologies. Her work has been widely recognized as a “textbook” example of building digital capability in an organization in a way that delivers real business value.

Rita’s passion for social extends to sharing insights about social ways of working in publications and at speaking engagements and through her involvement as a co-host of weekly Twitter chat, #ESNchat. As a seasoned communications professional who has taken on the challenge of working with social technologies, Rita can provide perspectives on the challenges organizations face in wanting to try a new, more open way of working in the digital age.

Rita’s work has included providing CEOs and their senior leadership teams with advice and counsel spanning a range of specialist communication practices, including internal communications, media relations and issues management. She is also a certified organisational coach, supporting executives to tap into their potential to lift their performance at work.

In what little there is of her spare time, Rita is a qualified Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor, coaching people to tone and shape their muscles through weight training.

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