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Master Working From Home


0050: The Finale! 🙏
May 28 • 7 min
Hello and thank you so much for subscribing and listening! We have a question: Should we do an encore? Whether the answer is yes, no or maybe something different, let us know » idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com ————————————————————————————— The Remote Control…
0049: Lest We Forget COVID-19?
May 27 • 5 min
Did you know this (might) be the second last episode of this show? Well, maybe…but today we’re recapping what we want to hold on to (thanks to this lockdown) and what we’d rather say sayonara to. So it begs the question, what are you going to hold onto?…
0048: Stop Me If I’ve Told You This Before!
May 27 • 4 min
We’re losing the plot! Well actually, we’re forgetting who we told what to because meetings are all melding into one. Today we talk about taking note of particular events or noticeable things that happen during a meeting in order to create a memory for…
0047: The Kids Are Going Back To School. Now What?
May 25 • 3 min
The kids are starting to go back to school and today’s tip is don’t rush back to work. Take a minute to stop, reflect and enjoy to peace and quiet before jumping back into work. How did you spend your first day after the kids went back to school? Let us…
0046: For Those Who Have Gone Above And Beyond!
May 25 • 3 min
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You thought what they had done was good. So today’s tip is simple, next time you see them, tell them they’re awesome! And by the way, thanks for listening to our show, it means a ton! PS Don’t forget to check out…
0045: We Love You Cafe Owners (This One’s For You!)
May 21 • 3 min
This episode is for the beloved cafe owners of Australia, we love you all! We also love ParentTV.com for supporting our show. By the way, this show is dedicated to helping you master working from home. If you’d like to pay it forward, share this episode…
0044: How To Send People Home
May 21 • 3 min
Today’s tip: Make sure you’re encouraging all your team to take time off, no matter what their personal situation is.. How are you helping your team ‘disconnect’? Let us know » idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com Thanks for listening, it means a ton! You can…
0043: Help Your Boss Work Out The ‘New Normal’
May 19 • 5 min
Here’s the tip: Don’t just say what you don’t want, tell you boss what you would like too. Easy! We’re here to help you master working from home and we’d love to ask a favour: Share this episode with someone who needs to hear it or leave us a review on…
0042: What To Do When You’re Just Not Feeling It
May 18 • 4 min
We all go through it. Know what it feels like and then think about taking a break and getting some perspective! You’re human, and we’re here to say, take a break :) You’re listening to the Remote Control podcast and we’re thrilled you’re here. You can…
0041: The Secret Life (Of Working Parents)
May 17 • 4 min
How do you talk about your work to your kids (while you’re working from home)? Because they’re picking up on a whole bunch of signals that they wouldn’t ordinarily see or be part of… We’d love to know how you describe your work to your little peeps, send…
0040: Virtual Meeting Hacks (The Lengths That People Are Going To)
May 15 • 4 min
How can you be meeting ready in an instant? Listen on! What have hacked to make working from home…er…work for you? Let us know » idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com Oh, and don’t forget that you can learn more about Mel here and Phil here! And one last…
0039: That Awkward Moment…
May 13 • 4 min
When no one knows how to finish a video call. Listen to learn about our tips for closing out a meeting and spending less time in meetings (haaallelujah!). So what was the most awkward close to a video call you’ve been part of? Did it make you laugh or cry…
0038: How Do You Sound On A Video Call? Hmmm…
May 13 • 5 min
The truth is that there’s probably room for improvement and that’s today’s tip: Record a few Zoom or Teams calls, grit your teeth and listen to it. Better yet, ask someone you know and trust to give you thoughts on how you can improve! Genius :) By the…
0037: It’s OK To Say No (To Rushing Back To Socialising)
May 11 • 3 min
Today’s tip is simple. Say ‘thanks, but no thanks’ if you don’t feel comfortable rushing back to socialising as restrictions begin to lift (at least in some Australian states). Thanks for listening! You can contact us via email »…
0036: How To Support Your Team When You Can’t See Them
May 10 • 5 min
No one wants to be asked if they’re OK five times a day. So today’s tip is all about how to keep an eye on the team while making space for them to tell you that they’re struggling (or really enjoying) their virtual work life. Also, don’t forget to send…
0035: How Side-Hustles Create Positive Energy
May 7 • 4 min
“Let’s do a podcast to help people master working from home”. That was the suggestion I made to my dear friend and co-host Mel Rosenthal on Wednesday 18 March 2020. The show launched the following Monday. We want to share how we pulled it together in five…
0034: Whingefests Are A GOOD Thing
May 7 • 4 min
So here’s the thing. It’s OK to whinge. Today’t tip is to read the team, be on the lookout for issues starting to simmer and invite the team to whinge and get it off their chest. Have you done this with your team? Did it work? Let us know »…
0033: How Will Your Team Return To Work?
May 6 • 4 min
Today’s tip is to ask your team (perhaps once a week over a month) what they would like to hold onto in terms of working from home. It will no doubt inform the return to work strategy! So our question to you is, ‘how are you thinking about your team’s…
0032: This Just Isn’t Working…!
May 4 • 5 min
This episode is all about how to think about taking a mental health break (and leading by example). If you’re a leader, how do you have this conversation with your team. We’d love to know so please send us an email to start a conversation »…
0031: The Chemistry of Cooking for Certainty
May 3 • 4 min
What are you going to do today to create a sense of certainty and control? Let us know » idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com You can also learn more about Mel here and Phil here. This show is dedicated to helping you master working from home. If you’d like to…
0030: Dealing With Bad Zoom Behaviour
Apr 30 • 5 min
Thanks to ParentTV for supporting Remote Control! If you’re a parent, you should check it out! Today’s episode is about trying to curve behaviours on video conferences which can leave a bad taste in the mouth of people in the meeting. The good news: two…
0029: Has Joy Changed?
Apr 30 • 4 min
Has joy changed thanks to isolation? We think it has for the better but the only way you’ll know is to ask yourself a few questions…keep listening :) Send your work from home tips to idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com You can also learn more about Mel here and…
0028: Help Me Help YOU!
Apr 28 • 4 min
The written word won’t carry everything you hope they will. Today’s tip? Fight to deliver context! And avoid sending an email that says, ‘See attached.’ Send your work from home tips to idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com You can also learn more about Mel here…
0027: When Something Doesn’t Feel Quite Right…
Apr 27 • 4 min
Some great news! This episode is brought to you by ParentTV.com! This is one of those “I’ve just got a feeling” situations when you come away from a conversation and something just isn’t right. The tip is talk about it, straight away, making sure you’ve…
0026: Being Careful About (Absolute) Hope And Certainty
Apr 26 • 4 min
Today’s episode is dedicated to what to do when people dial up the hope and certainty in highly uncertain times. Here are our two tips from today’s episode: • As the receiver of the information, think self-preservation • As the giver of the information,…
0025: A New Kind Of Marathon (and Sprint)
Apr 24 • 5 min
Today’s tip is simple. Ask your team (and board, customers, partners, and investors) this: What do you think the future looks like? Let it percolate. The answers might surprise and help you come out of the chaos in an even stronger position! By the way,…
0024: How To Make Sure Decisions Get Made
Apr 22 • 5 min
How can you help to make sure decisions are made when you feel stuck in an endless cycle of meetings? We think a solid start is to set the meeting up for success: • Allow a few minutes to let people re-read the ‘pre-read’ documents - don’t assume they’ve…
0023: Remote Fear
Apr 21 • 7 min
Today we’re talking about the emotional roller coaster people are living with today. Leaders are spending a lot of time and emotional capital checking in to see how people are, which is great but how are they coping? We’d love to hear how you’re coping.…
0022: Earning Trust (With Your Boss) While Working From Home
Apr 20 • 7 min
Today’s tip is all about fighting for comms! In other words, keeping up clear communications to ensure you and your boss (or you and your team members) stay on the same page on activities and progress. If there’s one point to remember, it’s that…
0021: Are You The IT Helpdesk For Your Parents And Friends?
Apr 19 • 5 min
If you are, today’s tips are how you can help people who are less digitally native than us. So: • Regularly update communication smartphone apps like Zoom and teams • Regularly check for updates for Zoom and Teams (and other communication apps) if you’re…
0020: How To Respond Now That We’re Seeing Into Each Other’s Home
Apr 16 • 4 min
Seeing your team “in their home” gives you a different perspective on who they are, and for some that means knowing and understanding them on a deeper level. That can be welcomed or not. Today’s tip is to make the most of that opportunity! It all begins…
0019: Help With Date Night Part 2!
Apr 15 • 3 min
Listen to episode Ep 0015 before you listen to this one! The backstory is that we asked for suggestions about how to make date night more fun while we’re working from home and we received some great suggestions. Thanks to everyone who wrote in and tweeted…
0018: Remote Guilt (It’s A Thing)
Apr 14 • 4 min
Today’s tip is to listen to the hardships that teammates and friends are facing. We’re hearing a lot about how people feel guilty about saying what is real for them. It’s not a competition - you wont make others feel bad - and we’re all in this together!…
0017 - Don’t Forget To Have Some Fun!
Apr 13 • 4 min
Don’t forget to have some fun, that’s the tip for this episode! Over the last couple of episodes we’ve dealt with some serious stuff and we think it’s timely for us also to remember to have some fun. Making sure you have some lightness to balance all the…
0016: How To Separate Weekdays From The Weekend
Apr 10 • 3 min
Create a breakpoint in the week to help your team separate the weekdays from the weekend. That’s today’s tip. How are you keeping track of which day it is? Let us know » idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com You can also learn more about Mel here and Phil here.…
0015 We Need Your Help With DATE NIGHT!
Apr 8 • 4 min
Let’s cut to the chase. We need you suggestions for a great date night!! Email us your suggestions to idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com You can also learn more about Mel here and Phil here. This show is dedicated to helping you master working from home. If…
0014: How to help extroverts stuck at home!
Apr 7 • 3 min
These crazy times we’re living in are ideal for the introverts among us. The same isn’t true for extraverts. In fact, they’re in the hurt locker! Don’t forget to send us your work from home tips to idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com You can also learn more…
0013: Letting People Go Via Video Conference
Apr 6 • 6 min
We’ve talked about virtual onboarding but there are a lot of people who are experiencing the flip side of that coin: having to let go of team members via video conference. What tips have you got for delivering this news to team members? We’d love to hear…
0012: Onboarding New Team Members When Everyone Is WFH
Apr 5 • 7 min
What to do when a new team member starts are your team is working virtually? The tips come from this blog post written by PhilHSC and they include: • Have email and productivity tools all set up before the new team member arrives • Assign them a buddy to…
0011: How To Bring Remote Teams Together
Apr 2 • 5 min
The adrenaline that fuelled your team to shift to virtual working is starting to run low. So how do you bring them together? Today’s tip has two parts. First, continuously express clear mission intent (like a broken record) and then over-communicate to…
0010: The Open Pantry Problem. Snacking!
Apr 1 • 5 min
Do you have a battle tested snack plan? Because we might need some help :) Let us know > idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com You can also learn more about Mel here and Phil here. This show is dedicated to helping you master working from home. If you’d like to…
0009: Celebrating Virtual Successes and Small Wins
Mar 31 • 3 min
This is one of those tips that is important no matter what environment you’re in, but also one that often gets forgotten in the virtual world - recognising and celebrating the team’s success. • Religiously celebrate successes each week (a weekly email…
0008: How To Keep Your Team Engaged When WFH?
Mar 30 • 4 min
Today’s tip is simple: Set up and keep dedicated one on one meetings with your team! People are starting to realise that working from home could be here to stay, at least for foreseeable future. One on one times become an essential time for important…
0007: The Morning Coffee Reimagined!
Mar 29 • 3 min
It’s simple. Do coffee with someone else, virtually. Start the day with someone that makes you smile. By the way, what’s you morning coffee? Send us an email here to let us know! Don’t forget to send your #WFM tips to idea@remotecontrolpodcast.com You can…
0006: Find A Brain Buddy!
Mar 26 • 5 min
Don’t go it alone! That’s the punchline for today’s episode. Key thoughts: • Establish a small group of people to help you crack problems • Find ways to make it worth their while by offering to return the favour • Respect their time by batching together…
0005: Go Home…When You’re Working From Home!
Mar 25 • 5 min
When you first start working from home it can be easy to lose the distinction between work and home. Today’s tip is all about how to find ways to mark the end of the day and signal to yourself and your family you’re going from WFH to home! Putting the…
0004: Trusting Your Team (When You Can’t See Them)
Mar 24 • 4 min
As we’ve seen repeatedly from the different approaches taken by world leaders over the last few weeks, trust is critical in getting teams, companies and countries through a crisis. In this episode we talk about four tips to strengthen trust with your team…
0003: How To Find Your Focus Before Video Conferences
Mar 23 • 4 min
So how do you find your focus before jumping on your next conference call? There’s a whole new set of possible distractions when we shift from face to face to virtual calls. Avoiding them is easier when you’ve set your intent and mindset for the call. Try…
0002: Parenting While Working From Home
Mar 22 • 4 min
The punchline is do the best you can. Whatever you try, whether it be splitting the day between you and your partner or adding more play time or screen time than normal, just know there is no perfect answer! Keep experimenting with new approaches, keep a…
0001: Exercising Between Video Calls
Mar 22 • 3 min
The great news about working from home is that you can add sneaky workouts to the gaps between calls and meetings. These workouts also come loaded with three benefits: • Progress - Achieve progress during *those days* where you feel like you’re wading…
TRAILER: Remote Control Is Coming!
Mar 18 • 0 min
The world is changing and you’re working from home. And the question is how to master this new way of working so you can bring real value to your team, customers and yourself? Introducing Remote Control, a new daily podcast designed to make working from…