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Find Grow Keep – Series 1

The Future of the Workplace

In this four episode series of the Find Grow Keep Podcast, Karen interviews business owners who have decided to move their teams to fully remote, or to a hybrid workplace where they spend some of the week in the office.

We discuss the pros and cons of remote working, particularly around workplace culture, communication, recruitment and onboarding and employee well-being.

Episode 4 – Sachin Khisti

In this episode of our Future of the Workplace series, Karen is joined by Sachin Khisti who is the Managing Director of Carrington Associates. Based in 3 countries, it is a professional services company and business partners with IBM, Microsoft and work with large private and public sectors.

Sachin’s organisation went into full remote working in 2020 and intended to move to a hybrid model in early 2021, but found that the staff wanted to have social connection and get back into some form of office based work so they started in the office a few days per week last November.

We talk through lessons learnt as well as Sachin’s top tip for effective hybrid working.

I hope Sachin’s story will help you with whatever you are deciding in terms of the future of your workplace.

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Published 8 April 2021

Episode 3 – Lauren Watts

In this episode of our Future of the Workplace series, Karen is joined by Lauren Watts who is the owner and Managing Director of GenLeads.

When she started GenLeads in 2011, Lauren decided to build a workplace that was 100% working from home.

We talk through why she wanted to have a complete WFH workplace, how her 17 staff across Australia work effectively from home, and considerations around productivity and culture.

I hope Laurens story will help you with whatever you are deciding in terms of the future of your workplace.

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Published 1 April 2021

Episode 2 – Suror Sabeti

In this episode of our Future of the Workplace series, Karen is joined by Suror Sabeti who has 3 successful start ups,  2 of which got acquired by Fortune 1000 companies. He has held executive leadership roles across APAC in leading Tech Companies.

He is the founder and Managing Director of eLink which has just rebranded as Talent Tier. Suror’s organisation has embraced remote working with staff in Australia and overseas but they also have a hybrid model, keeping an office for specific purposes

Today we are talking through the challenges but also the top tips for what he has encountered over the last 12 months and predictions for 2021 and beyond.

I hope Suror’s story will help you with whatever you are deciding in terms of the future of your workplace

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Published 18 March 2021

Episode 1 – Lachy Gray

Lachy is Managing Director and co-founder of Yarno, an online learning platform that helps medium to large businesses with distributed teams, get staff on the same page faster. Lachy is a lifelong learner, with a background in Psychology and Information Systems and an interest in decision making, mindfulness, self-managed teams and fully remote workplaces (Yarno being one of them!).

Lachy believes that being distributed shouldn’t be a barrier to clear and consistent communication. Lachy works with leading brands such as Woolworths, TAL Insurance and Supercheap Auto, to communicate rapidly changing safety, sales and product information to distribution centre workers, call centre and retail staff.

In this episode, Lachy shares the pros and cons Yarno have experienced with moving to a fully distributed team around workplace culture, recruitment & onboarding and employee well-being.  He provides tips and practical take-aways on moving to a 100% remote workplace, which I hope can help you with whatever you decide in terms of the future of your workplace.

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Published 12 March 2021

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