Instead of reading a blog post this week, watch an interview with Kathy and Trina. We were glad to talk with WorldAtWork.TV about how to keep virtual distance from creating interpersonal distance on your virtual team. Virtual employee engagement doesn’t have to be hard, but it does have to be intentional!
Working Virtually is a permanent part of the workplace today. Transactional work – provided by freelancers, contract employees or consultants – has increased exponentially. It is forecast that as much as half the labor force will be working independently and virtually by 2020.
Most organizations and leaders are still grappling with how to effectively manage their virtual staff and how to effectively support and motivate them. This is an increasingly urgent task as more Millennials join the workforce with changed attitudes toward work satisfaction and organization commitment. Working Virtually is the fruit of the author’s three decades of experience planning and implementing remote work initiatives and training virtual team leaders. It’s the perfect primer for executives, support functions, team leaders and virtual professionals. It provides expert guidance for anyone planning a shift to mobile work. Whether you manage teams of teleworkers or are yourself a virtual team member, you are a leader with shared responsibility for virtual teams that produce successful outcomes.
Check out more at www.WorkingVirtually.org or head straight to the publisher, Amazon, or your favorite bookstore and pick up your copy today. (Stylus Publishing is offering a new book discount. Get 20% off right now! Use code WVT20 at checkout.)
Work is built on integrated networks, technology platforms that structure the way we work, connect, and communicate. Read more here or download a sample chapter about the new workplace from Working Virtually: Transforming the Mobile Workplace.
Source: The Network Is the New Workplace
Donkeys and Badgers and Sheep.. OH MY!! Check out our new, interactive quiz entitled What Kind of Animal is Your Manager!!
Thought leader and colleague, Dr. Charlie Grantham is provoking us with truth and “so what” reasoning. Source: Reimagining the Context of Work: The Purpose of Transformation | WHITNEY VOSBURGH | Pulse | LinkedIn
Sharing a power post with 3 power tips from Culture Amp CEO Didier Elzinga. Quick power read. (And the link to a podcast interview gets practical and real).
The third Culture x Design was held in Melbourne on July 20, 2016. The first keynote speaker was Culture Amp CEO and co-founder Didier Elzinga. He discussed the challenges of building a culture-first company from scratch and gives three three key lessons.