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Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence

Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence

Nola Simon

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The Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence is a podcast where we talk about co-creating the future of work. It’s powered by questions. How do we bring the best elements of corporate from the past into the future? How can we design a workplace that will allow employees to thrive and integrate their work into their lives? What will the corporation of the future look like more importantly, what will it feel like? Will the future be hybrid or will we be working remotely? How will the office be re-imagined. And how does that affect leadership process procedure? Employee engagement and retention? Are you tired of the same old podcasts that rehash what you already know? Do you crave insights from those shaping our world with innovative ideas, all while understanding the vital concept of trust? Want to thrive in the digital disruption era, where trust is key? If you said yes to any of these, listen to the Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence podcast. It's not just about hybrid/remote—it's about everything, including the crucial role of trust. Society is shifting from hierarchical organizational trust to distributed trust and this impacts all aspects of life and work. Excellence is subversive. What future would you love to see? This is different from best practices - that's what everyone else is doing. What is your favourite personal vision of the future of work? We are witnessing the transformation of technology, society, and complex systems. Let's explore designing a flexible, human-centric workplace that fosters trust, mastering leadership in hybrid and remote settings. The status quo has its own risks - change is not a bad word but people adapt their worldviews only when the story of change resonates for them. Prepare to challenge assumptions, spark imagination, and take action, with trust and creativity as our guiding principles. Meet experts, leaders, and innovators sharing their expertise and stories about diverse experiences and skills necessary for the future of work. Chatting is my superpower. Let's chat. I'm your host, Nola Simon, a hybrid/remote futurist, an organizational consultant working with companies to create and implement hybrid/remote strategy that works well now but also sets the company and employees up for success in the future of work 5 or 10 years from now.
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Why did you start this show?

I started this show to create the content about hybrid/remote and the future of work I wasn't finding anywhere else. During times of change, we need to figure out how to bring the best of the past into the future of work. Some things change but many other things don't. The decisions we make about now about how to work, when to work will influence our lives and society for decades. Let's talk about it.

What do you hope listeners gain from listening to your show?

Successful change is a mindset shift. People change their minds and worldviews individually, which coincidentally, is often how people listen to podcasts. I hope that by sharing stories, amplifying voices and discussing the future optimistically, I can help people shift their mindset so change isn't so hard and scary.

Which episode should someone start with?

Well, the beginning is a very good place to start:) #1.

Which have been your favourite episodes so far?

It always takes me by surprise that my solo episodes get the most traction. With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility is episode #5 and it's about personal branding and employee advocacy.

Which episode are you most proud of?

This is like being asked to pick you favourite child but I'm really fond of the episode with Leslie Ehm and Erica Ehm. Erica was one of the original VJs for Much Music when I was a teenager and she has been part of the fabric of my life for a long time. I've gotten to know her via social media but I was blown away at how well she has learned about me through observation and interaction. This episode marks the first time Erica and her sister Leslie have been interviewed together.

What is your vision for your show?

My vision for the show is to talk about things other people won't talk about regarding hybrid/remote and the future of work. The type of change that is needed is systematic and systems are designed to survive. We need to dismantle many things that we have accepted as normal if employees are going to thrive and organizations are going to succeed in the future of work but many people are invested in the status quo. You can't change what you can't see and I hope to illuminate the path to change.

What is your favourite other podcast that isn't yours?

There are a few: Revisionist History - Malcolm Gladwell WorkLife/Think Again - Adam Grant Indestructible PR - Molly McPherson What Works - Tara McMillan Rethinking Trust - Rachel Botsman Reinvention of the VJ - Erica Ehm

How did you come up with the name for your podcast?

The name of the podcast has been an evolution. I originally called it The Janus Oasis because the Roman god Janus has two heads - one looking back tot he past and one towards the future. Oasis because I wanted the podcast to be a brave space where people felt safe to share their hopes and dreams and expertise about how to build the future of work. However, there are two different pronunciation of Janus which caused confusion and Oasis made people think of the band so I rebranded.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I've worked some version of hybrid/remote since 2012. Back then, I had 2 kids under the age of 7 and a 2 hour commute each way. I either advocated for flexibility or I never saw my kids. When my job got restructured in 2020, I realize that the most meaningful work I've done in my career is advocating for change and creating hybrid/remote strategies and implementing them. I founded a consulting firm so I could work with organizations who are interested in redesigning work.

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How many episodes does Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence have?

Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence currently has 79 episodes available.

What topics does Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence cover?

The podcast is about Change, Management, Leadership, Future, Office, Podcasts, Business and Careers.

What is the most popular episode on Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence?

The episode title 'Retaliation at Work - Sarah Noll Wilson' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence?

The average episode length on Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence is 30 minutes.

How often are episodes of Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence released?

Episodes of Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence are typically released every 1 day, 3 hours.

When was the first episode of Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence?

The first episode of Hybrid/Remote Centre of Excellence was released on Dec 24, 2021.

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