Virtual teams and organizations are the present and the future. Modern leaders need to be able to transform their leadership practices.
Summer is here and for many that means vacation and time to do some readings and broaden your horizons. We can recommend two books that are worth a read if you want to be more knowledgeable about ‘working virtually’ - what to be aware of and what to do. Find out which books you should put on your summer reading list right here.
There is no doubt that working in a virtual team calls for an extraordinary work effort. It’s not as easy to create team cohesion or close collaboration, and it calls for significantly more awareness, planning and strategizing. So when you recruit new people to join an already established team, you would be wise to also consider 6 specific aspects.
Many company leaders become lost in awe of their future digital endeavors and forget the digital challenges of the present. Leaders do need to look to the future. They do, however, fail when they are not able to connect the present to that future and do not take the challenge of the present seriously.
Digitalization has changed and continues to change how we work and how we structure our organizations. Companies are undergoing digital transformations to compete in the race and stay relevant in competitive markets. Digitalization is certainly one of the most hyped tendencies in the world of business, but also outside. We are all ‘becoming digital’. But what does that even mean?
Telecommute has a scattered reputation. It’s a common understanding that when people telecommute, they are “working” from home, probably sitting in bed watching Netflix while tabbing the computer once in a while to keep the instant messenger button green. So what should we do? Should we just discard the opportunities provided by new technology, based on bad faith in other people or a few bad experiences? We say no. Embrace telecommuting.