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Author Hoefling, Trina, 1958-
Title Working virtually : managing people for successful virtual teams and organizations / Trina Hoefling.
Imprint Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2003.

Subject Virtual reality in management.
Teams in the workplace -- Computer networks.
Organizational effectiveness.
Personnel management.
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 203 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the virtual workforce of the (now) future -- Setting the intention and defining some terms -- Virtual is viable : reframing the organization, environment, and culture -- Expanding emotional bandwidth : building trust in the virtual team -- Systemic considerations : will it work here? -- Getting virtual teams off on the right path -- Practical guidelines for virtual communication -- Virtual management : what are the critical success factors for remote management? -- The evolving partnership of virtual teaming with knowledge management -- What's next?
Summary Annotation Virtual working is a fact of life as companies manage teams of individuals dispersed on sites across the country or around the globe; take increasing advantage of improving technology and software to telecommute and teleconference; and begin to think about the human element in disaster recovery. The key to successful dispersed working is not technological expertise, but a clear understanding of what it takes to get the enterprise ready for virtual work, and of the skills for bonding individuals into cohesive, high-performance teams across distances and differences. This book provides that guidance - through work charts, vivid "composite" examples, definitions and actual cases - and shows how the technological tools support and expand the options for collaboration. It answers such critical questions as "What makes working virtually work?", "How do we start?", "How do you develop new leaders in a virtual environment?", "What skills do virtual managers and team members need?", "How do you determine how ready they are?", "Which technologies are most appropriate for your purposes?", "Whats the impact on existing systems and structures?"This book is an indispensable practical guide and reference for virtual team leaders, HR managers, CEOs and trainers. It will also be suitable for professional certification and business courses in organizational development.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1417558520 (electronic bk.)
9781417558520 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 57061284
Additional Format Print version: Hoefling, Trina, 1958- Working virtually. Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2003 157922069X 1579220320 (OCoLC)53031950