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


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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 the hall to your home office and getting on a videoconference with a boss you haven’t seen in years—if, indeed, you’ve ever met her.

Yes, everything about work has changed. It’s gone from a permanent, flesh-and-blood world of people who know their coworkers well—from where they live to how many kids they have to how they drink their coffee—to a transient one where the voices on the phone may change week to week and project to project. (Even inside an office coworkers are more likely to email the person in the next cubicle than speak to him.)

According to Karen Sobel Lojeski, the implications of these changes are staggering. In fact, they require a whole new leadership model. More…

Full article: The Virtual Workforce: Why We Must Rethink The Way We Manage And Lead This New Reality – Hoboken, NJ – AmericanTowns.com

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