Training managers and employees for success in a virtual workplace

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Business woman working remotelyMore than ever, work is viewed as something people do, rather than a place they necessarily go. As the former COO of a public relations and marketing company that transitioned from more than 20 years as brick and mortar to an entirely virtual operation, I learned many vital lessons through the proverbial school of hard knocks—lessons I hope to spare other leaders.

While flexwork has become more commonplace in a myriad of industries, the training of managers and employees for success remains rare. According to WorldatWork’s October 2013 Survey on Workplace Flexibility:

  • 88 percent of organizations do not train employees to be successful with flexible work arrangements.
  • 83 percent of organizations do not provide training to managers of employees using flexibility programs.

Read the full article on the CW Observer blog.

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