How to Effectively Establish and Manage Telecommuting, Remote Workers and Virtual Teams
Wednesday, March 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaker: Andrea S. Goldberg, Ph.D.,
A growing number of organizations are experimenting with and implementing virtual work or telecommuting arrangements. We are now beginning to fully understand under what conditions these arrangements work best and how to enable individual and team effectiveness, employee engagement and good morale. It is certain that virtual work will continue to grow because it is a cost effective way to include skilled people in the workplace, no matter their location. Managing virtual workers requires not only knowledge of good management practices but also an appreciation of the unique challenges faced by remote workers who need to be integrated into organizations and who often feel isolated or disconnected. This presentation will explore the strategic and tactical considerations that facilitate success in virtual work and share case studies of organizations that have successfully implemented these programs. It will also explore the issues faced by global virtual teams and provide tips on how to successfully manage teams across borders and cultures.
Considerations for an employer in establishing telecommuting
Challenges faced by remote workers and their peers
Critical role of communications, planning and technology
Effective management approaches
Global virtual teams
Overcoming cultural and language differences
- Some legal considerations
Who Will Benefit
HR professionals, including those involved in employee engagement, development, training, organizational effectiveness, recruiting, retention, communications. Also, Directors, VPs or Heads of HR as well as other business executives.