Successfully Transitioning To A Virtual Organization

Virtual offices will become increasingly more common in the Twenty-First Century.  The word “virtual”, though it is clear, comes from the expression “virtual reality.” A virtual company resembles a normal traditional company with the exception of where the staff is located. A virtual office in this era of cost-cutting can save you a great deal of money. Transitioning to a virtual office isn’t difficult with proper planning.

To learn what companies are doing to effectively transition to virtual work, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) interviewed HR professional and researchers in U.S. based and global organizations. There are several factors that influence the success of a virtual environment including: leadership, team work, collaborative technical tools and motivating the staff. Once an organization has fully transitioned, there are many ideas and tips to efficiently managing a virtual team and virtual meetings. read SHRM’s article Successfully Transitioning to a Virtual Organization: Challenges, Impact and Technology.

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