Virtual Workplace

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I have been saying for at least a dozen years that virtual reality will be one of the greatest boons to corporate training in the coming years. Well those years have arrived. It is starting to reach into all industries and the applications will be widespread.

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March 11, 2016

Yahoo’s controversial move in early 2013 to bar employees from telecommuting and Best Buy’s subsequently announced decision to limit its work-from-home options may have created the impression that telework is losing favor among U.S. employers.

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July 30, 2013

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

Contrary to some reports that working just a little bit longer—to age 70—will allow between 80 percent and 90 percent of households to have adequate income in retirement, new research by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) shows that for approximately one-third of U.S. households between the ages of 30 and 59, that won’t be enough.

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September 14, 2012

Ask some human resource managers what type of work they conduct virtually, and they might look at you with disdain before providing answers that clearly show they find the assumption behind the question outdated.

"Almost everyone has a virtual component to their job," explains John Cassida, an HR project manager for Sprint Nextel. With roughly 40,000 workers, Sprint employs about 625 HR professionals, about 40 percent of whom have offices at headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.

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September 12, 2012

According to mobiThinking, cellular subscriptions worldwide are at 6 billion. Yes, that’s billion. Companies are making significant revenue from mobile devices: Google $2.5 billion last year. eBay expects customers to buy/sell $8 billion this year and PayPal expects to see $7 billion in mobile payments.

August 24, 2012

Making Telework Work: Leading People and Leveraging Technology for High-Impact Results

Technology and teleworkers are all around us and are increasing every day. The most progressive organizations and those that want to secure a competitive advantage have unlocked the power of teleworking, and now your company can too!

August 20, 2012

The proportion of employees in the U.S. who work predominantly from home or another remote location has, over the last decade, more than tripled in many industries, while nearly doubling nationwide among all full-time workers, according to a 2012 report by The Conference Board, a not-for-profit business membership and research association.

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July 23, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

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July 20, 2012

"Globally linked virtual teams will transform every government and company in the world. Any of our peers who don’t do it won’t survive."

-John Chambers, CEO, Cisco
 

July 18, 2012

Whether your virtual teams are in the formation stage or have been operating for a few months – it is critical to ensure that they are set up for success and get off to a good start.  Organizations that proactively plan how to structure their virtual teams to set them up for success will see a better return on their investment than those that do not.
 
Here are some other guidelines to follow to ensure your organization will maximize its investment in remote work:
 
Keep Your Virtual Teams At a Manageable Size

 

April 25, 2012

Many organizations have migrated toward telecommuting and virtual work due to rising travel costs, a global customer base, and the dispersion of talent. While numerous organizations have made significant investments in virtual teams and the technology to support them, a surprising number of virtual teams are not successful.

March 9, 2012

Smart phones, mobile sites and business applications continue to impact the way employees use technology at work. Many organizations are shifting away from company-issued devices and adopting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies, which allow employees to use the mobile technology they’re most familiar with. There's a lot of buzz around the benefits of BYOD in an increasingly mobile workforce, but little discussion around the policies needed to establish rules and guidelines for usage.

March 8, 2012

We are entering a new digital era, an era in which people are connecting with content and with brands through multiple screens – through their PCs, TVs, smartphones, and tablets. 2011 marked an exciting year for the digital media industry and signaled an even more momentous year ahead with the rise of smartphones and tablets that have altered consumers’ digital media consumption – changing the way people access content, where they consume it and the frequency of their consumption.

February 28, 2012

Via smart phones, mobile sites, business applications and more, the consumerization of IT continues to impact the way employees use technology at work. Many organizations are shifting away from company-issued devices and adopting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies, which allow employees to use the mobile technology they’re most familiar with. There's a lot of buzz around the benefits of BYOD in an increasingly mobile workforce, but little discussion around the policies needed to establish rules and guidelines for usage. 

February 23, 2012

As the workforce grows more complex, businesses and organizations are tapping into new trends and people strategies to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent. With today’s four-generation workforce and the increasing globalization of business, workplace flexibility is an imperative for today’s 21st century workplace. 

February 3, 2012
During the past decade, much of work/life research has been dedicated to identifying and measuring the bottom-line benefits of workplace flexibility to an organization and its employees. Unfortunately, far less attention has been paid to the challenges that managers face when integrating flexibility into their work groups.
 
February 1, 2012
Social media was clearly among the hottest business topics of 2011, and the results of a survey released on Jan. 12, 2012, by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that human resource professionals have an important role in helping employers deal with this red-hot issue.
 
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January 25, 2012