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.
Trina first sees her book in print.
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.)
I just read an interview with Learn Better author. Whether I’m teaching tomorrow’s workforce today, training educators, or working with virtual leaders, it’s all about Connection, Relationship, and Meaning – with information, with each other, with our goals.
Source: Learn Better Book Shows How to Learn New Things – The Atlantic
Reposting a blog post I wrote for the educators I’ll be meeting in Australia this spring when they bring me in as a virtual learning engagement master.
Guest Contributor and long-time colleague, Amy Connell, has worked in a highly visible marketing capacity for three Fortune 500 companies. Read her story and suggestions here.
Also, my first on-demand course is available through this blog post. The Powerful Role of the Virtual Leader is an introductory course to the virtual management model I teach in Working Virtually: Transforming the Mobile Workplace.
Source: Pragmatic Wisdom from a Seasoned Virtual Leader
Trust is a crucial factor for team cohesiveness. Without trust, people won’t voice their opinions, questions & ideas. Learn about your own trust behaviors, check out our new, free trust assessment at the SMART Workplace.
Read the full How To Packed post!
Source: Trust is the Operating System
In recognition of Labor Day, the SMART Workplace team is taking a step back from our traditional message to celebrate how far the workforce has come since the very first Labor day on September 5, 1882. On that day, 10,000 workers took unpaid time to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York […]
Source: Celebrating the Great American Workforce!
Five Commitments of a SMART Career Professional. Working SMART is on the leading edge of a bigger trend where we are responsible for managing ourselves, our careers and the transitions that come when moving from one role to the next throughout our careers.
Source: Keep Calm and Work SMART
Companies whose culture is not flexible enough to create alignment of personal purpose with that of the people they work with will perish.
Source: Who You Gonna Call for Career Help?