( Editor’s Note: Looking for a full recap and resource links from this week’s #TChat Events? See the #TChat Recap: “ Putting a Face on Remote Work.”)
Distributed workforce. Virtual team.
Whatever term you use to describe remote work models, the
concept continues to gain momentum in today’s business environment — and with good reason.
High-speed connections, mobile technology and cloud-based collaboration tools now make it easy and cost effective for people to “go to work” anytime, from almost anywhere.
But infrastructure and good intentions, alone, don’t guarantee that virtual organizations will be productive and profitable. So, ? That’s the focus of what does it take #TChat Events this week, as we look at why and how successful virtual teams really work.
And what better way to explore this topic than with an entrepreneur whose business is driven entirely by remote contributors? Our guest this week is
, Founder and CEO of Mike Hostetler a highly successful web engineering firm, powered by a far-flung workforce. appendTo, “Sneak Peek” Hangout: Trifecta of Awesomeness
To kick-off this week’s discussion,
joined me for a G+ Hangout, where he outlined the “trifecta of awesomeness” — three key reasons why the virtual workplace is taking hold: Mike
What are your thoughts about how to build and manage awesome virtual organizations? This week
, we’re seeking wisdom from the crowd — so share your ideas and opinions with the #TChat virtual community! #TChat Events: Why Remote Work Continues to Rise
#TChat Radio — Wed, Jan 15 — 6:30pmET / 3:30pmPT
Tune-in to the #TChat Radio Show
Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman talk with about what it takes to create and sustain successful virtual workplaces. Mike Hostetler Tune-in LIVE online this Wednesday!
#TChat Twitter — Wed, Jan 15 — 7pmET / 4pmPT
Immediately following the radio show, Meghan, Kevin and
will move to the Mike #TChat Twitter stream, where the entire TalentCulture community will join the discussion. Everyone with a Twitter account is invited to participate, as we address these 5 related questions:
Q1: What are the pros and cons of virtual workplaces?
Q2: How do remote work models affect employee and customer engagement?
Q3: What factors should leaders consider when creating virtual teams?
Q4: How can recruiters identify traits of successful remote workers?
Q5: How can we apply technology to foster virtual collaboration?
We look forward to hearing
your ideas and opinions, as talent-minded professionals who care about the human side of business.
Throughout the week, we’ll keep the discussion going on the
#TChat Twitter feed, and on our LinkedIn Discussion Group. So feel free to drop by anytime and share your questions, ideas and opinions.
We’ll see you on the stream!