469: Remote

469: Remote

Update: 2020-03-202
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This week, Spark is coming to you from five different locations across Toronto, none of which is the CBC building!

Like many people all over the world this week, we're working from home.


Remote work is something we've talked about a lot on Spark over the past decade, but we've never done anything like this!



We recognize that many people aren't able to work remotely, and we'll be addressing that too. But for people who can—and should—be working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we're going to explore the best ways to do this, using current technology.



+ Natalie Nagele is the co-founder and CEO of Wildbit, a Philadelphia-based software company, whose employees have been working remotely for 20 years, and which recently switched to a four-day workweek. Natalie explains how this works for Wildbit, and what other managers can learn from her experience.



+ Shawn D. Long, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Communication at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, U.S. He's an expert in organizational communications, and he's studied how office politics plays out in virtual offices.
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469: Remote

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