Remote employees and the gig economy have increased exponentially in today’s global, digital workplace. Millennials join the workforce demanding flexible schedules and work satisfaction. Forecasts predict that half the labor force will be working independently and virtually by 2020.
And yet, most organizations are still grappling with how to effectively lead, support, and motivate virtual professionals.
Working Virtually is a unique resource that provides a 360° view of the roles, objectives and how-to’s for all stakeholders in the virtual workspace. It is the fruit of Trina’s three decades of experience planning and implementing remote work environments. It explains today’s workplace, outlines conditions for powerful collaboration, presents best practices for motivating team members, and offers strategies for identifying and defusing problems.
The 2nd edition presents two leadership models that, quite simply, work – whether your teams are co-located, blended, or virtual.
The Threefold Path to High-Performance Virtual Teams© is an engaging team leadership model that increases everyone’s ability to work together virtually and face-to-face.
The 4th Path of Self Leadership provides the template to leverage your career while working virtually so that you’re never out-of-sight, out-of-mind.
Trina wrote Working Virtually for…
Executives preparing for virtual work or seeking to improve current performance. Assess readiness and get advice on policies and strategies to adapt performance management processes to be more team-driven and technology leveraged.
Team leaders who want a high-performing virtual team culture. Know the roles and responsibilities of managing virtually and creating conditions for collaboration, engagement, and results.
Professionals who work remotely or with remote colleagues seeking a sustained and satisfying career.
“Could not ask for a timelier book. People who work together in the same place, at the same time will be a distinct minority before this decade is out. I love this, it’s all in one place. It is not only current but is put together so it is constantly curated as new tools are found, new techniques developed. I would say what you have here is not only best practices but also ‘next practices’.”
Dr. Charlie Grantham
“Virtual is now both the vehicle and the platform for most work. Are you ready? Trina Hoefling masterfully maps the three most powerful paths you’ll travel to succeed virtually. She is the perfect guide, simplifier, and coach for every virtual team and overworked manager! Get Working Virtually now ― to get working virtually, and to unleash all that is within you and your teams!”
Bill Jensen, Author
Future Strong and Disrupt!
“Working Virtually does an outstanding job of reminding us that the things that make for meaningful work in face-to-face environments apply more so when working at a distance. Generosity, trust, and collective meaning making are at the core of very practical approaches to working across distances – geographic or otherwise”.
Jerrold McGrath, President
“A gem of a book! Despite rapid advancements in collaboration technology and dramatic increases in the ‘work from home’ movement, many leaders are left to figure out on their own what it takes to drive high performing teams in this new environment. Trina Hoefling reminds us that the quality of human interaction ultimately makes, or breaks, a team and expertly lays out the tools and techniques for success.”
John Short, Global HR Business Partner MilliporeSigma
“Successful virtual teamwork does not just happen. Even though members know how to use communication technologies, and have integrated mobile devices into their everyday lives, more is needed. Leadership, shared purpose, clear expectations, and trust are all essential– but challenging to carry out. The understandings gained from this book will save time, money, and heartache!”
“Trina has been thoughtfully examining non-traditional employer/employee relationships for longer than nearly anyone in the industry. Every business and every relationship in a given business is unique and must be treated that way. Working Virtually provides guides to manage an ever-changing process, not just a list of policies that may or may not work for my business. As such, it is a go-to outline for making the new workplace work.”
Doyle Albee, President
Buy Today to Access
Virtual Team Development – 6 Factor Checklist
Virtual Organization Readiness Assessment and Interview Guide
Virtual Meeting Management Bonus Chapter
The Virtual Manager’s Guide to Developing New Virtual Team Members
Opportunity Profile Matrix Sample
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