Category Archives: future of work

Work from Anywhere

Do you want to work from anywhere? Do you want to work whenever and wherever you feel like it? Do you want to be free from the shackles of your office and be able to use your time more efficiently? Well, if you answered yes to any of these, then read on!

Sound Branch Podcasting for Work
Sound Branch Podcasting for Work is a podcasting platform that can be used by companies to create social podcasts for internal employee engagement or external customer engagement. Podcasting is a great way to create and share knowledge in the workplace, and it’s easy to consume on any device.

It’s no secret that millennials are the future of business. If you’re looking for new ways to engage them, creating an audio-based social network could be just what you need.

Video-Based Learning Platforms

Video-based learning platforms are a great way to get the most out of your training time. They allow you to record, share and review videos with employees, ensuring that everyone is on the same page.

With videos for learning you can create:

  • Video handovers for new hires as they join the company
  • Videos that explain how different processes work
  • Recordings of key screens at crucial points in your workflow so that staff are able to reference them later if needed
  • Recordings of webcam views during meetings or demonstrations
Watch and Learn Live Cohort Based Learning
Watch and Learn Live Cohort Based Learning

Watch and Learn is a simple and powerful way to create video-based learning for your team, whether it’s staff handovers and transfer of knowledge, internal events or asynchronous communication.

Watch and Learn is a web application that allows users to record their screen, webcam and microphone in one click. You have full control over when videos are published, which makes it the perfect tool for both on-demand and live collaboration between teams around the world.

Event Anywhere Virtual Events Platform
Event Anywhere Virtual Events Platform – Get people together for hybrid work

Virtual Event Platforms

Virtual Event Platforms are all-in-one software tools that let you connect your team and customers, anywhere, on any device. 

Event creators can use the platform to:

  • Host virtual events with tools like video conferencing, online presentations or webinars
  • Create customer engagement experiences using interactive activities such as live polling or social media integration
  • Host internal employee engagement initiatives such as training sessions or town halls

Event Anywhere is a virtual event platform that helps event organizers and managers create and manage events online, create tickets and sell them online. Event Anywhere’s features include:

  • An event schedule builder
  • An easy-to-use ticketing system for selling tickets online
  • Customizable event pages for your attendees to find out about your event in detail
  • Live video streaming and event networking features

Work from Anywhere Software Bundle:
Sound Branch + Watch and Learn + Event Anywhere

With this software bundle, you can bring distributed teams together both live and on-demand with internal events and async communication.

Real-time communication is the most important feature of the program. It uses a browser-based interface that’s easy to use, even for people who are not tech-savvy. You can also use it to hold conference calls, video conferences or interactive chats with your colleagues. And if an employee works remotely they’ll be able to access the system from anywhere in the world as long as they have an internet connection.

We hope you’ve found this article informative, and we want to make it easy for you to try out these tools. Our products are all paid, but they come with a free trial that lasts forever! You can use this time to test out each of our platforms in full before deciding which is right for your business.

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Chicago Mayor & Shadow Chancellor Visits

Rachel Reeves, Shadow Chancellor with Sean Gilligan, Founder & CEO, Webanywhere

I had the honour of meeting with state dignitaries. Firstly, Lori Lightfoot the Mayor of Chicago, was in London on business at the offices of Mayer Brown. Secondly, Rachel Reeves the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer visited the Webanywhere office in Leeds.

Sean meets Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago in London

Webanywhere has strong connections to Chicago with customers and staff and the windy city has been a soft landing for our business growth in the United States. World Business Chicago is an organisation attracting inbound investment to Chicagoland. It was great to see the CEO of 1871 Betsey Ziegler the most prominent tech incubator in the city. The tech incubator 1871 brings together startups, universities and venture capitalists under one roof at the merchant mart building in Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot discussed a number of wide-ranging issues from, how school districts are run in Chicago, the need for the regulation of bitcoin to diversity and inclusion when it comes to job creation. We will be visiting Chicago in the near future to grow our connections and business opportunities.

Rachael Reeves visited Eagle Labs in Leeds as part of her drive to engage further with local businesses. Chris Winn of Barclays Eagle Labs invited the Shadow Chancellor to meet a number of tech founders. I showed Rachel Sound Branch and explained how this can be used to give everybody a democratic voice. Sound Branch can help politicians from all walks of life listen to massive open online conversations. Whether it’s the cost of living crisis, Brexit, the Ukraine crisis or environmental issues, these short form voice notes can be used to understand what people are thinking. I hope that by listening to more people, more often, this can shape policy thinking and level the playing field on who’s voice is listened to.

One burning question that lots of business leaders currently have is the issue of hybrid work. On the one hand, the cost of petrol at the pumps is the best advert for remote work. Conversely, Eric Schmit the former Chairman of Google says you can’t build world class management remotely. I asked Rachel what her view was on hybrid work. Rachel said “I go to the office every day” which I think is important if you are in a leadership position. I also think if you are early on in your career, the in-person office experience is invaluable for learning and development. Hybrid work is still evolving and office occupancies are halving. I don’t think a remote first policy or turning up to the office each day solves the problem. The danger with too much home office work is the work itself becomes more transactional. This is dangerous as a business is only as good as the relationships fostered. Leaders need to strike the right balance of flexible work with in-person time to build company culture.

Overall listening to Lori Lightfoot and Rachel Reeves was inspiring. It’s great to see prominent women in positions of power trying to make a difference either side of the pond. Who knows? Rachel might end up becoming the Chancellor of the Exchequer? Only time will tell.

Future of Work Podcasts

Below are a number of recent podcasts I have created on the Future of Work and the Future of Learning.

Office Not Required
Asynchronous Work
The Future of Sales
How I use Video to Run my Business
Clubhouse vs Sound Branch
7 Problems with Remote Work
The Future of Work
Team Listening Environments
The Business Communication Gap
Remote First Work
Cohort Based Courses
The Problem with Webinars
Virtual Events
What’s Up Co-Workers
What are your Business Blind Spots
Using Video Messages to Run a Business
Asynchronous Meetings
Smart Voice Messaging
5 Levels of Remote Work
Manager’s vs Maker’s Schedules
Humanising Remote Work
Adapting to Full-Time Remote Work

Useful Links

Virtual Event Platform for building a Digital HQ.
Asynchronous Work on your journey to level 5 remote work.
Free Podcast Hosting for getting started with podcasting.