Assessing Security Risks of a Remote Workforce

Last month, a cyberattack crippled nearly 200,000 computers across more than 150 countries.  The ransomware attack took over computers, encrypted their data and then demanded payments from users to release the information. Organizations from private companies to governments and individuals were impacted.  Had it not been for the intervention of a British cybersecurity researcher who[…]

Communication Is Key: Do You Have A Plan?

Today, most employees do not work in the same building at the same time each day. Thanks to a variety of tools and technology, and the strong desire for work/life balance, formal or informal distributed teams are now the norm. Congested traffic has created long commutes – even if employees don’t live far away! Technology[…]

Improving Employee Engagement: What’s Your Strategy?

Employee engagement is top of mind for most organizations and leaders today. HR departments seem obsessed with the idea and try to measure it through annual surveys and assessments. For leaders, maintaining employee engagement with a distributed workforce can be challenging. How can an employee working from home hundreds of miles away be as engaged as[…]

Improving Collaboration Within Virtual Teams

There are many opinions and perceptions about collaborating remotely or within a virtual team. Many assume that collaboration decreases as the geographic distance between team members increases. But is there any truth to this? Do virtual teams have it harder than teams that are co-located? The answer is yes. Research has shown that virtual teams[…]