Accomplishing work in the new millennium has become synonymous with virtual leadership. The current competitive business environment and the changing nature of work and the workforce requires effective leadership that spans the boundaries of time and space to help employees to work together – apart.
Approximately 80% of U. S. workers continue to do business remotely after normal work hours. Most organizations have incorporated telecommuting and other forms of virtual work into their workforce with great success and reduction in costs. Managing remote or virtual workers requires a management mindset that differs from managing on-site workers. Examining, planning, and implementing legal and contractual issues are not always considered in the same way when managing on-site workers. Failure to address these perspectives can end up being costly in terms of litigaton as well as attrition.
Leadership of virtual teams is not the same as leadership of face-to-face, co-located teams. Leading a virtual team is more difficult as it requires dynamic interaction between technological systems, human systems that the virtual leader has to address and balance for work to be accomplished. Join this interactive webinar to learn how to make the most of your virtual workforce in terms of productivity and liability.
- To identify best characteristics of virtual team/employee
- To discuss tools & techniques to facilitate “working together apart” in virtual environment
- To identify the tips for effective virtual meetings
- To discuss importance of virtual contracts
- To determine the best data security
- Recommended elements of a virtual team contract
- Exploring steps to avoid discrimination claims
- Wage and hour obligations
- Ergonomics, health risks, and virtual workplace injuries
- Essential competencies of leadership in virtual environment
Who Will Benefit
- Employers with remote employees
- Managers, supervisors
- Remote employees
- Anybody considering hiring remote workers
Your Avant Expert
Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer, author, and consultant. Her specialty areas include management/leadership development, organization development, Discrimination, and communication, She trains and consults with virtual managers and teams. Her clients are from business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. She is the author of over 30 books, book chapters, and articles and has appeared on national and international TV and radio programs . She has a doctorate in organizational leadership.
This course is elgible for 1.25 credit hours for HRCI and SHRM.