Avatar Dress Codes in 3D Virtual World Meetings

Avatars made to wear a suit to work as the style police arrive Guidelines drawn up to protect business reputations in virtual worlds http://bit.ly/djPpdv ____________________________________________________________ Working in a ‘virtual world’ should be no less professional than showing up at a brick and mortar building. It can seem fun to try on an avatar alter ego, … Continue reading

What’s Your Business Story? ~ Word of Mouth Marketing

Traditional, and costly, advertising methods still don’t hold a candle to the effectiveness of ‘word of mouth’ referrals. Even with the Yellow Pages, Google and TV commercials to help consumers make decisions about who to call to roof our house, fix our car, file our taxes or provide business services; word of mouth remains a … Continue reading

The Game Has Changed – The Virtual Workforce Paradigm

“The game has changed.” Never has a statement about the traditional model for business services been truer. Today’s virtual workforce is no longer limited to virtual assistants working from home offices, providing general administrative or web-related services. Virtual workers are able to provide business support services at all levels from administration to mid and upper … Continue reading

Globe & Mail says “Jobless rate to stay high: Fed”

Think the time is here to change how we work and hire workers? What better time than now to rethink how ‘it’s always been done’ and embrace the concept of  a virtual workforce. While North America continues to deal with the fallout from the recession, it’s apparent to me that technology and innovation hold much … Continue reading

Virtual Workforce Tip #3 – Managing Virtual Workers

A different style of management is required in order for a virtual workforce to be effective and successful. Managing Virtual Workers An Ernst & Young partner who has been managing teams virtually for more than a decade explains how to get the best out of remote workers BusinessWeek – http://bit.ly/cavFlz

VPCI Pioneers ‘Virtual GMP Consulting’ for FDA Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

MIAMI, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Pharmaceutical manufacturers around the world now have access to high-level, FDA support services at the touch of a button.  VPCI (Vectech Pharmaceutical Consultants International) has pioneered a “Virtual GMP Consulting” service.  Through the use of high definition video conferencing equipment and collaboration software, Pharmaceutical manufacturers now have access to GMP consultation services … Continue reading

The Virtual Workforce: Why We Must Rethink The Way We Manage And Lead This New Reality

See Karen’s Video in my Vodpod video list (bottom right of blog) Hoboken, NJ – Just 20 years ago, “going to work” meant waking up, getting dressed, jumping in the car, and driving to a physical location where you interacted, face-to-face, with your boss and coworkers all day. In 2009 it might mean stepping across … Continue reading

Virtual Workforce Tip #2 – Get Time Zones Working For You

Virtual Workers in different time zones can help increase productivity by working when you’re not.

Virtual Workforces Are Changing Everything

Prices at the pump continue to rise despite the odd dip weakly reflecting drops in crude oil prices. Construction to solve transportation issues persistently disrupts travellers at substantial costs to tax payers. Green solutions are promoted extensively to help preserve our environment and reduce carbon emissions. Integration of virtual workers can address all three issues … Continue reading

Do You Have a Sustainable Flu Pandemic Plan for 2010?

Have you been effected by the flu this season?  What’s your plan for 2010? The flu and other viruses sweep through every year and affect more than just our health.  For businesses with employees, sick time is an unavoidable reality which can drain their budgets at an alarming rate. It can also increase employee stress … Continue reading