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[…]

Developing Management Competencies for Flexible Work

A study from KPMG confirms what most of us already know: virtual and flexible workplaces will grow in 2013 and beyond. Flexible work cultures create competitive advantages and the omnipotent use of technology to enable a distributed workforce will only strengthen. That said, offices are not going away anytime soon, nor should they. An ideal work[…]

Productivity Is Not Lost on the Mobile Worker

Contingency planning is one of many reasons why the ability to work from a remote site (home office or otherwise) is a smart solution to minimizing the interruptions a severe weather event can unearth. Continuity of operations in the public and private sectors is essential and Hurricane Sandy is another example that demonstrates why organizations[…]