Achieving Success

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. ~Dale Carnegie I just had a meeting while going for my morning run down to the race track. We ran, we walked, we talked, we brainstormed, we shared ideas and watched some beautiful horses doing their morning exercise. I love what I do … Continue reading

Virtual Global Teamwork

What does it take to establish and maintain effective, virtual teamwork with today’s “alternative work movement”? With the nostalgia of water cooler chat now a thing of the past for so many, how do virtual managers and workers build a team with cohesive vision, real understanding of context and open, friendly camaraderie? Beyond all the … Continue reading

Daylight Saving(s) Wreaks Havoc in Personal and Business Lives

I don’t like it. There, I said it. I think Daylight Saving(s) Time (DST) is an antiquated as well as controversial practice first proposed in 1895. This same year the second attempt at granting women the right to vote was on June 5, when the vote was taken on Nicholas Davin’s resolution calling for women … Continue reading

Virtual Workforce Tip #4: Virtual Worker Personalities

Not all personalities are suited to working from remote locations as a virtual worker… After 10 years of working virtually as well as hiring virtual workers under contract, I’ve learned a few lessons about the importance of having the ‘right’ personality to be a virtual worker. There are people who may have decades of experience … Continue reading

Virtual Workforces Provide Solutions to Typical Telework Challenges

Even the Government of Canada supports a virtual workforce; of course, they call it teleworking. In a 2007 study, they looked at the benefits and challenges of having employees work remotely. Benefits gathered from a corporate employee study included: Productivity has increased by an estimated 15% among teleworkers, with 94% of them reporting 15% to … Continue reading

Leading and Managing a Virtual Workforce

Leading and Managing a Virtual Workforce – training program delivered by Global Dynamics, Inc. http://bit.ly/cszXaD Managing a team can be challenging under normal circumstances, but when it’s a virtual team, further skills and knowledge are required to ensure its success. I highly recommend managers of virtual workforces ensure they have appropriate training to help this … Continue reading

Virtual Workers take Telework to the Next Level

Teleworking and virtual working is not necessarily the same thing. Generally, a teleworker is still an employee of a company working from a remote location—usually a home office. As an employee, the company remains responsible for all current staff-related costs as well as additional costs to support the remote working location. As most already know, … Continue reading

Tough times lead many into virtual work world

By: Todd A. Ritter via New Jersey Business News Michael Hanik used to have 12 employees, a warehouse and trucks to run his medical devices catalog company. But four years ago, he turned to the internet to look for ways to reduce overhead costs for his Rockville, Md.-based Total Medical Systems. He now has just … Continue reading

Decide what you want…

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. ~H. L. Hunt #quote