We’ve Moved…Come On Over to our New Home

Message to subscribers: Thank you so much for your support of this Blog. The Blog, its content, comments and posts have all moved to http://www.westcoastway.com along with a new subscription service. This new location encompasses the Virtual Workforce Blog as well as the web site content from our consulting services and virtual workforce services sites. The inspiration … Continue reading

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

West Coast Way’s Vision for Working in the 21st Century

Virtual Worker – a qualified business professional working from a remote location (usually a home-based office), providing temporary or ongoing business administration & executive support or project management services on a contract basis. Virtual Workers offer services including: office administration, project/operational management, graphic & web design, writing, research, legal secretarial, transcription, event planning, and specialized … Continue reading

Top 5 Tips to Become a Virtual Worker ~ Part III – 2010 Virtual Workforce Series

For students paying their way through school, those graduating with little to no work experience, or anyone else interested in the challenging virtual workforce industry, I’ve compiled a list of five important considerations.

Class of 2010 – Where Did All the Jobs Go?

Don’t ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now, regrouping to try a new approach isn’t quitting. If you quit, you’ll regret it forever.” ~ Rudy Ruettiger I caught a snippet from The Early Show this morning reporting on a young American graduate, with a 3.72 GPA, not able to find work in his field of … Continue reading

Environmental Benefits of a Virtual Workforce ~ Part II – 2010 Virtual Workforce Series

In Part I of my 2010 Virtual Workforce Series, I discussed how Virtual Workforces Provide Solutions to Typical Telework Challenges. This post continues that series with information about environmental benefits of a virtual workforce. With the global celebration of Earth Day just yesterday, timing for this post seems appropriate. One of the most topical and … 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

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