Keys to Delegating Decision-Making

Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. ~Anthony Robbins Making a decision is all well and good, but the action required to follow through is where the rubber meets the road. For some, the hardest part is in making the … 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

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

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