Unleashing Personal Success and Organizational Performance in Today’s Virtual Workplace Remote working is the new reality, and 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 are still grappling with how to effectively manage their virtual staff and how to effectively support and motivate them – an increasingly urgent task as more Millennials join the workforce, bringing changed attitudes to work satisfaction. This book, the fruit of the author’s three decades of experience planning and implementing remote working environments, provides expert guidance for anyone planning a shift to remote working, managing teams of teleworkers, or themselves working in a virtual team. The author’s key message is that, in an environment where there is no face to face and informal contact, virtual working requires the creation of a matrix of distributed teams, and that their success depends on the right preparation, changing corporate culture and rewards, and implementing appropriate strategies at the management level to create team cohesion and motivate team members. Working Virtually is for the executive leading changes in an enterprise that is preparing for virtual work or seeking to improve current performance. It offers tools to assess readiness, advice on creating appropriate reward policies, and strategies to adapt performance management processes to be more team-driven and technology leveraged. Working Virtually is written to and for the virtual leader who wants to establish high performing virtual teams. It provides an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of managing a virtual team, offering a wealth of advice on creating the conditions for collaboration, motivating team members, and identifying and defusing problems. Working Virtually is for the professional who works remotely from home, on the road, or in an office with remote colleagues. It is for anyone who wants to succeed in this new work environment by developing skills and networks to create a sustained and satisfying career path. With this new edition providing a 360° view of the roles and objectives of all stakeholders in the virtual workspace, this book uniquely provides readers with a rounded picture of the policies, processes, work habits, and commitments needed to achieve the shared goal of high performance remote teams. Goodreads Book Giveaway Working Virtually by Trina Hoefling Giveaway ends March 31, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway /div
t is a testament to the forwardthinking of its author Trina Hoefling that the first edition of Working Virtually was published almost 20 years ago. Back then the idea of “telecommuting” was a new and unfamiliar concept, so the fact that ...
Author: Trina Hoefling
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Virtual teams have been used to leverage scarce and distributed resources for many years. Expense reductions, health epidemics, air travel safety, and complex supply chains have only intensified this need. General best practices for leading and participating in virtual teams are well known but why are there still misconceptions about their effectiveness? What drives the notion that ?face to face is always better?? How can groups and individuals take the most advantage of virtual teams through the appropriate use of technology? Working Virtually: Challenges of Virtual Teams provides an in-depth, practical perspective on the growing dependence of virtual teams and how to best exploit them. Based on years of direct experience in managing and participating in virtual teams, as well as developing solutions to help virtual teams be more effective, the authors have provided unique insight that can be leveraged to help you get the most of your virtual teams.
And we believe that geographic dispersion will continue to be a common model in the future, and that people will be much more comfortable working remotely, as the younger generation raised with e-mail, chat rooms, and the Internet ...
Author: Jones, Robert
Publisher: IGI Global
The world is now your office! You can work from home, from a coffee shop, or even from the gym—but how do you keep on task and stay motivated when you’re alone. In Working Remotely, authors Mike, Holly, and Teresa discuss how to ward off toxic levels of loneliness, how to get what you need from colleagues spread across the world, and how to network and grow in your career when you are sitting in an office of one, plus many other topics that will help you survive and thrive as a remote worker. Mike, Holly, and Teresa use their different paths through Kaplan to help the remote worker figure out how to set up the right headspace for them. “Working Remotely paints a very real picture of what it's like to be a remote worker in an organisation... In contrast to most books on remote work which have been written with managers, business owners or freelancers in mind, Secrets of the Remote Workforce speaks directly to employees, guiding them through their day to day.” -Pilar Orti Director of Virtual not Distant “Working Remotely is a terrific map for helping employees who work remotely take charge of their own career. The authors have all survived and thrived as remote employees... While other resources focus on how to manage remote employees, this book highlights the power that employees have to drive success for themselves.” -Susan Cates, Strategic Advisor
Even though they can't see you working, they'll know you're getting your share done and hitting your deadlines. ... Fair or not, those who work virtually will often have to make the majority of accommodations. Most remote employees have ...
Author: Teresa Douglas
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Category: Business & Economics
This practical how-to guide that will helps librarians who work remotely set up a home office space; choose a routine; and adapt, plan, create, implement, manage, & evaluate their services order to unleash their library’s potential to engage and wow their patrons and communities.
“Working remotely” might be different than “working from home.” “Working remotely” implies a level of permanence, while “working from home,” or having a flexible schedule, might mean having a day or two during the month when someone ...
Author: Molly Virello
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book will help managers and team members alike who are about to or have already started working remotely. It will enable managers to comprehend the challenges of managing remote workers and put strategies in place to overcome these, and will advise employees how to approach their work when doing so remotely.
CHAPTER 1: BENEFITS OF REMOTE WORKING The rise in remote working The world of work is changing. Many employees no longer hold the ... More people are working remotely Both in the US and Europe, more people are now working remotely.
Author: Sarah Cook
Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
Category: Business & Economics
It is the voice of God the Spirit , of the one eternal Spirit ; and it was as much said , and the work virtually done , when the “ everlasting covenant ” was made , as the word was spoken and the work begun upon the confines of this new ...
I consider my work virtually over , now . My impression is , that the political crisis will damage the farewells by about one half . I cannot yet speak by the card ; but my predictions here , as to our proceedings , have thus far been ...
Author: Charles Dickens
The current industrial situation of the main producer countries within the EEC may be described as follows : ITALY Although Italian manufacturers , who work mainly to order , have virtually no goods in stock , there has been a ...
Author: European Parliament
In most applications of the energy derived In that case such a station works virtually at from fuel the fluctuation in ... that the waste due to and depreciation , the storage adds about 12s . irregular working has been most serious .
Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
Category: Industrial arts
how futile must be any attempt to resist the United States , and the Americans how easy would be the occupation of Santa Fé . Doubtless , certain prominent traders had been at work virtually as secret agents of the government at ...
Author: Hubert Howe Bancroft
Category: British Columbia