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The Changing Workplace: Managing a Virtual Workforce

Today’s changing workplace includes many alternatives to where and how work gets done. Most frequently described as the “Distributed” or “Virtual” workforce, Teleworking, Telecommuting, Distance Working, and Hoteling, alternative work arrangements (AWA) — moving the work to the workers, instead of the workers to the work — is not a fad, it’s on the increase. The number of employees who never telework has recently dropped by 24%. It’s a growing trend and many organizations are just starting to really understand the complexities and advantages of this new development.

During the webcast, we cover:

  • Preparing for and managing Alternative Work Arrangements
  • A thorough definition, background and history of Alternative Work Arrangements as well as a look at who’s teleworking today
  • The “Trends” – why organizations are moving the work to the workers, instead of the workers to the work
  • Challenges, Advantages, Benefits: How people are affected by working in a remote environment; What defines good management in a virtual world
  • Communicating with workers you don’t see
  • Building relationships between team members
  • The 5 C’s of managing virtual teams
  • Success stories, lessons learned, and tips from the trenches
  • The AWA Action Plan & Next Steps
  • The future of AWA

What you will learn:

  • The key challenges and advantages of employee mobility
  • Principles of effectively managing different or multi-site workers
  • How to manage a mobile workforce and lessons learned
  • What managers need to understand in order to better handle differences
  • How the various generations in your workforce will feel about AWAs
  • How to use AWA as a recruiting tool