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Larry English is president and co-founder of Centric Consulting, a management consulting firm that guides you in the search for answers to complex digital, business, and technology problems. Before Centric Consulting, Larry worked for a large international consulting firm out of college until he got burned out at 25. He and his newlywed wife backpacked around the world as he tried to find his path in life—and he did. Shortly after returning home, he and his like-minded pals founded Centric with a focus on changing how consulting was done by building a remote company with a mission to create a culture of employee and client happiness.

Today, Centric is a 1,000-plus person company with offices in 12 US cities and India. In his new book, Office Optional: How to Build a Connected Culture with Virtual Teams, Larry unpacks everything he’s discovered about creating and sustaining a culture of collaborative teams in a virtual environment. Connect with Larry on Twitter.

I Experimented With Virtual Reality. Here’s What Leaders Need to Know.

In this segment of “Office Optional with Larry English,” Larry shares his experience with virtual reality in the business world.

25 Percent of Employees Feel They Don’t Belong at Work. Could Tech Solve the Problem?

Larry English discusses technology can help all of your employees find a place of acceptance in a remote or hybrid workplace.

Upskilling Leaders Is Essential in the New World of Work: 4 Steps to Get Started

In this segment of “Office Optional with Larry English,” Larry discusses why it's necessary to upskill leaders for effective hybrid management.

Why a Great Remote Leadership Strategy Is a Cure for Quiet Quitting

In this segment of “Office Optional” Larry discusses the recent "quiet quitting" trend and why great remote leadership is the solution.

Hybrid B2B Sales Will Be the Norm By 2024. How to Embrace the Future of Sales Now

In this segment of “Office Optional with Larry English,” Larry discusses the future of hybrid B2B sales and how you can prepare.

How To Ensure Your Remote Workplace Helps, Not Hinders, DEI

In this segment of “Office Optional with Larry English,” Larry explains how to ensure your remote workplace supports DEI.

How to Ensure Every Generation Has a Great Remote Work Experience

In this segment of “Office Optional with Larry English,” Larry looks at generational views and preferences about remote and hybrid work.

Interviewing For Remote Jobs? A Guide to Evaluating Whether a Company Has Great Remote Culture

In this Office Optional blog, Larry discusses how you can discover if a company's culture is a good fit when interviewing for remote roles.

4 Essential Tactics for Building Influence in a Hybrid Setting

In this segment of “Office Optional with Larry English,” Larry share four important approaches to help you build influence in a hybrid workplace.

Do You Still Use Email to Collaborate With Other Companies? Here’s Why That’s a Mistake

In this segment of “Office Optional with Larry English,” Larry explains why it's time to move beyond email as your primary collaboration tool.

Why Offering Remote Work Isn’t Enough to Attract Talent In 2022

In this segment of “Office Optional with Larry English,” Larry talks about how important it is to update your outdated tech before moving to a hybrid model.

The Risks of Doing Hybrid Yourself

In this segment of “Office Optional with Larry English,” we discuss some of the risks companies face when attempting to do a hybrid work strategy alone.