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Work has changed forever. Our host Melanie Green is on a journey to learn how we can thrive in work through 2021 and beyond. We'll share stories about the challenges and possibilities those changes bring. We'll hear about the tools, tech, and best practices that power flexible work. Produced by Citrix. Follow along @Citrix
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Work, Transformed

Work, Transformed

2021-06-2325:03

We 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.
The 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.
We've all felt it at some point this year: Tired and wired. This episode is all about data and well-being. Host Mel Green and Amy Haworth, Citrix’s Senior Director of Employee Experience, embark on a two-week experiment with wearable tech to gain a little insight into their own well-being. Red Bull Racing Performance Coach David Osgathorp steps in to have a look at Mel’s results and says the most important thing to look at is sleep data. When we sleep well we’re more productive, more creative and more engaged. Amy reflects on how she’ll use her data to make changes in her day, and offers big picture advice on how business leaders can keep the well-being of employees front and center.Explore Fieldwork by Citrix for research and stories to transform the way we work. Citrix and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing: Agile is in our nature Read more about David Osgathorp’s approach to well-being here.Read Amy Haworth’s reflections on well-being here.
The Anywhere Desk

The Anywhere Desk

2021-05-1225:14

Did you know that your desk speaks volumes about you? Environmental psychology consultant Lily Bernheimer analyzes host Mel Green’s desk personality type. Lily says that knowing our type can help us design our own physical workspaces in a way that will help us work better - whether we’re setting up in a coffee shop, dining room, office, or all of the above. Then we move into the digital workspace with James Bulpin, Citrix’s Senior Principal Engineer with the Emerging Solutions Team. James offers tips and insight into how digital design can make our lives easier. It can remove distractions that stretch out the work day. It can reduce the number of passwords we have to remember. And it can allow us to work from many devices in many locations. Ultimately, good design can help us succeed in work and have time for play.Explore Fieldwork by Citrix for research and stories to transform the way we work. Visit us here for more on the Citrix Workspace James Bulpin has written about how the digital workspace can support well-being. Lily Bernheimer is the Director of Spaceworks Consulting  and the author of The Shaping of Us: How Everyday Spaces Structure Our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Being. Read more about Lily Bernheimer’s personality desk types here. 
The Super Commute

The Super Commute

2021-04-2821:06

Flexible work has empowered people to choose where they want to live. This past year there has been a shift away from large urban centres in the U.S. The number of people moving out of big cities in 2020 was far greater than in 2019. We’ll find out where they’re going and what the shift means for housing markets, for flexible workers and for the companies they work for.Explore Fieldwork by Citrix for research and stories to transform the way we work. Daryl Fairweather is Chief Economist with Redfin , a tech-powered real estate brokerage based in Seattle. A Redfin-commissioned survey from November/December 2020 found that "Two-thirds of homebuyers and sellers would consider moving—or already have moved—to a different city or area given the opportunity to work remotely permanently." Read more about the survey hereNicholas Bloom is a professor of economics at Stanford University in California. He has been studying remote work for years.  
So you're embracing flexible work. That could mean less commuting, fewer takeout lunches and a lot less stress on the environment, right? Yes, but there's more to the equation. Hear from Paul Dickinson from CDP on how companies need to reconsider how they define sustainability, and how to truly make flexible work a viable option for a long time to come.Citrix has created a virtual series filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the flexible workforce. Paul Dickinson is the executive  chair of CDP - formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project. CDP is a not-for-profit that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, and governments "to manage their environmental impacts".Travis Wright is VP of Sustainability with QTS. The company operates 28 data center facilities across the United States and Northern Netherlands. 
In 1918, when the Spanish Flu was ravaging America, Baseball gave people something to cheer about. Now, over a hundred years later, Baseball is again helping us learn how to cheer again – and this time Major League Baseball® has been doing it remotely. Host Melanie Green finds out how America’s Favorite Pastime is working and playing remotely. Noah Garden Chief Revenue Officer of Major League Baseball® walks us through how MLB® has shifted just about everything they do to embrace a flexible work environment. Now they’re planning for the digital future of Baseball – enhancing fan and employee experience while preserving all the best elements of the game.Citrix has created a virtual series filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the flexible workforce. To learn more about Major League Baseball, visit them here.   And to find out more about their partnership with Citrix check out here. 
Citrix has created a virtual series filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the flexible workforce.  
Preventing Burnout

Preventing Burnout

2021-01-2026:263

Over the past season, we’ve taken deep dives into how the world of work has been changing. For our final episode this season, we’re looking beyond the technology, the company culture, and the distributed work models. We’re looking at you and how you find balance day to day. A recent report by the World Economic Forum showed that with an increase in remote work, there has been more demand among employers and employees for skills related to well-being. Business leaders are taking steps to create a sense of community online and tackle challenges related to digital wellness. Well-being expert Jennifer Moss spent the pandemic researching burnout. She joins us to discuss what can be done to prevent it and what employers and individuals can do to create balance at work. Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. You can find the series here: www.citrix.com/remoteworks Citrix has also published a special section on Digital Wellness on their Fieldwork site. Jennifer Moss is a journalist, author and well-being columnist with an expertise in burnout and the future of work. You can read more about Jennifer’s work, including on the United Nations Global Happiness Council here.  
It can be as easy as clicking a link and all is lost. Hackers take their time finding weak points, entering our personal and professional systems without our knowledge. It's estimated that in 2020, losses from cybercrime around the world were just under a trillion dollars. With the rapid changes to work over the last year, proper security is even more vital. As we settle into flexible work with multiple gadgets and devices, how can we stay secure? That’s where zero trust comes in. Security experts explain how this approach can stop data breaches and protect your information.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. You can find the series here: www.citrix.com/remoteworksAkhilesh Dhawan is Citrix’s Head of Product Marketing for Workspace Security. Read more about his thoughts on zero trust. Rob Sadowski is Google Cloud’s Head of Security and Trust. Find out more about how the cloud is enhancing security benefits. Geoff White is an investigative journalist covering technologgy. He is also the author of Crime Dot Com: From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global. Nick Aleks is the CEO of Aleks Security Cyber Intelligence and founder of the ethical hacking group, DefCon Toronto.  
In early March, Teniesha Wright-Jones and Lamont Jones were among the first doctors in Michigan to treat patients for COVID-19. Then, they tested positive for the virus. Because of their roles as pivotal healthcare providers in the midst of a pandemic, the two were forced to nurse themselves back to health while remotely navigating an overhaul in how they provided healthcare. There were some big questions to answer: How could they make sure patient information was safe and secure while working from home? How could all parts of the hospital connect with each other? Most importantly, how could they get the information they needed -- in real time? The answers for those working remotely in healthcare and in so many industries, can be found in the cloud. In this episode, we'll hear from Al Taylor, co-founder of cloudDNA, a UK company that provides a solution for wide-scale networking digital infrastructure.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. You can find the series here. Al Taylor is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of cloudDNA. You can read more about his work here. Dr. Teniesha Wright-Jones is the program director of Family Medicine Residency at Ascension Providence hospital in Michigan. Dr. Lamont R. Jones is the vice chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan.
From yoga classes to gourmet meals to waterfalls, pre-pandemic offices were built so employees never really wanted to leave. Company culture was a side effect of tangible office perks, and connecting with colleagues was as easy as turning a swivel chair around to join the office discussion about the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. Now, connecting with colleagues is only possible through a screen, and in-office benefits are a thing of the distant past (it's not like a company can ship a ping pong table to their employees' houses). So how do you boost WFH morale? How do you ensure employees are connecting in a meaningful way? How do you build a culture when everyone in the office is apart?Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Chris Voce is the Customer Engagement Strategist at Citrix. Read more about his work on employee engagement. Hope Bear is the Chief People Officer at AWeber, an email marketing company based in Philadelphia. 
The Freelance Wave

The Freelance Wave

2020-11-1822:452

The recent emphasis on flexible work has driven a massive surge in freelancing. Workers are ditching the notion of being strapped to a desk from nine to five in favor of digital nomadism, otherwise known as the location-independent workforce. With the right technology, the options of where you want to work are now endless. In this episode, we'll meet several expert and rookie digital nomads as they explore the possibilities stemming from this new way of working. We'll also meet Adam Ozimek, Chief Economist at Upwork, to hear his thoughts on the past, present and future of freelancing.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Adam Ozimek is the Chief Economist of the freelancing platform Upwork. Read about Upwork's collaboration with Citrix and their report on remote work trends. Writer and speaker Kavi Guppta shares some sage advice for anyone setting out to freelance.  Elly Earls is a freelance journalist and longtime digital nomad.   Her blog can be found at nomadvoices.com
There’s work from home, and then there’s remote work - emphasis on the remote. Picture living in a tiny trapper's hut built in the 1930s with no running water, no electricity. The nearest town is 86 miles away and your nearest neighbors are polar bears. Meet Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm. This is their home office in the heart of Svalbard, Norway. Self-described polar ambassadors and citizen scientists, Sunniva and Hilde are there to inspire “global dialogue about the changes we are experiencing in the Polar Regions” and to show why climate change in these regions should matter to everyone. No matter what your office looks like, or where you are in the world, this episode is filled with advice surrounding isolation and creating boundaries between work and life (even when it feels sometimes like there is no clear distinction between the two).Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. To keep up with Sunniva and Hilde's news from Svalbard, read their blog.Visit the Hearts in the Ice website to order Sunniva and Hilde's upcoming book, Hearts in the Ice, and to learn more about these citizen scientists and their Arctic work, from connecting with students and teachers from around the world to testing innovative wind, solar and satellite technology. For more on digital wellness and prioritizing intentional workplace health, visit: https://www.citrix.com/fieldwork/digital-wellness/ 
Auto racing could be seen as the perfect metaphor for the world in which we find ourselves now.  In this second season of Remote Works, we'll look at how people and companies are doing now that we're settling into a new world of work. Some are heading back to an office that looks different post-COVID, others are working remotely for the long term. Now is the time to have a deeper look at what teams and individuals really need to succeed in their jobs, from technology to digital wellness. In the Season 2 premier of Remote Works, host Melanie Green speaks with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Alex Albon about what the pandemic taught them about adapting to working differently. Christian Horner, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team principal, shares insight into how he kept his team close when half of them were suddenly forced to work remotely. Hint: having the right technology is key. Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. You can find the series here.  David Tremayne, UK-based motor racing author and journalist, describes the transformation in Formula 1 racing over many decades into the highly technical sport that it is now. For more on the history of Formula 1, read David's article.   Learn more about Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and about the Citrix and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing partnership. 
In this second season, we live in the future of work. From a racetrack in Monza, Italy to a cabin in the Arctic, we’re putting the human side of remote work front and center. Whether you’re back in a modified office or settling into remote work for the long term, we’re here with expert insight, new research, and best practices from innovative companies around the world. To be successful in our constantly evolving workspaces, we’ll dig deep into the technology and mindset that support your successful workforce. Produced by Citrix. Follow along @Citrix. 
Let’s be honest: coping and adapting to the sudden shift to remote work has been a big challenge. But one thing is for sure, remote work is here to stay. People are now dividing their time between office and home, or going fully remote. Where do we go from here? In this episode, three experts will guide you into the future of work.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Laura Giurge is a postdoctoral researcher at the London Business School.  She is also part of the Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Oxford and the Happier Workplaces and Societies Lab at Harvard Business School. Laura is a creative thinker and a behavioral scientist. She  works with non-profits and companies to find ways to improve workplace engagement, time management, employee well-being, and productivity.    Kenneth Matos is Lead People Scientist at Culture Amp. He provides clients with actionable advice on collecting, understanding, and acting on employee feedback through evidence-based methodologies. Benjamin Pardo is Design Director at Knoll. He looks at the future of work from a design/space perspective, analyzing radical shifts in the workspace, discussing the state of today's office environments, and speculating on the potential challenges and transformations in the near future.  
The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

2020-06-2427:55

Lights, camera, living room.... host Melanie Green takes a look at the new remote work realities in the world of media. Emmy Award-winning WRAL-TV anchor/reporter Kathryn Brown brings us behind the scenes in her home studio where she's been busy trying to keep her kids and dog quiet so she can host the evening news. A producer of children's shows coaches her young talent remotely, cajoling them into making blanket forts and silly faces. Meanwhile, animators are right at home in this new reality. Former Disney Exec Aaron Simpson tells us that animation has long been an industry of working remotely, and looks at why it's enjoying a boom now. Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Learn more about Kathryn Brown and WRAL. And check in on Aaron Simpson and the animation industry here.
The NFL season is just around the corner and like all of us, the San Francisco 49ers have been working remotely and finding ways to prepare both on and off the field. Hear from ace defensive lineman Arik Armstead about how he and teammates are working together while training apart. It’s about more than just players staying in shape though. The back office has had to go completely remote as well. Hannah Gordon, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel shares how this experience has been unlike anything she’s ever experienced in her 20 years of working in football.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. The San Francisco 49ers leverage digital workspace solutions to drive superior performance on and off the field. Learn more about how they up their game with Citrix. Learn more about leadership expert Adrian Gostick. 
Connected Learning

Connected Learning

2020-06-1022:59

From sounding out the alphabet to finishing college, from education evangelists to systems specialists, learn all about the world of remote learning. California school teacher Ben Cogswell shares what a successful video conference looks like for a class of 5-year-olds. Greg Theisen, Chief Information and Technology Officer at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, talks about how a complete overhaul of the university's technology a few years ago paved the way for a smooth transition when the pandemic hit. Experts weigh in on where we go from here to support successful remote and online learning at all levels of education.Citrix has created a virtual series on remote work filled with research, tools, and best practices to guide, support, and enable the remote workforce. Greg Theisen is the Chief Information and Technology Officer at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. Jeff Olson is the Vice President of Student Experience at Post University.Bill Stegner is the virtual system specialist at Butler County Community College located in Butler, Pennsylvania.Ben Cogswell is a kindergarten teacher in Salinas, California.Amy Valentine is Chief Executive Officer of Future of School. 
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