Uniting the Virtual Workforce Transforming Leadership and Innovation in the Globally Integrated Enterprise

ISBN-10: 0470193956

ISBN-13: 9780470193952

Edition: 2008

Authors: Karen Sobel Lojeski, Richard R. Reilly, Edward Baker

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Getting to the virtues of virtual Business is shifting toward large, global networks of employees connected to each other through technology, giving rise to a new phenomenon, Virtual Distance. There are three components of virtual distance: Physical distance (I never run into your colleagues on the elevator anymore) Operational distance (Bob can't access the portal) Affinity distance (why do my e-mails keep offending people?) Virtual distance creates real challenges to innovation, leadership, and overall performance, and companies that know how to manage the impact of virtual distance have a big competitive advantage. This groundbreaking book explores the concept of virtual distance and shows businesses there are definite costs to doing work in a virtual environment. It then goes a step further and offers proven methods for measuring these costs and guidance on managing them. Karen Sobel Lojeski (Hoboken, NJ) is CEO of Virtual Distance International, a consulting firm specializing in measuring and managing the impact of virtual distance in the workforce. Richard R. Reilly (Hoboken, NJ) is a Professor of Management at the Stevens Institute of Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Virtual Distance International. Edward Baker (Hoboken, NJ) is an Executive Editor at CIO Insight.com.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/11/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Road to Virtual Distance
Meeting, Measuring, Mapping, and Managing Virtual Distance
Redefining Distance
Meeting Virtual Distance
Measuring Virtual Distance
Mapping Virtual Distance
Managing Virtual Distance
High-Impact Virtual Distance Strategies
Redefining Teams
Ambassadorial Leadership
Re-imagining Innovation
Technology: The Elephant in the Room
The Future
Index
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