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"The Virtual Manager chronicles the reality of the mobile...
"The Virtual Manager chronicles the reality of the mobile employee. It offers managers and employees concrete tips and insightful case studies for how to help employees be productive from remote locations. For employees working virtually and for managers managing across boundaries, the book will be a source of both inspiration and advice."
--Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and partner, The RBL Group
The mere suggestion of employees working from home is enough to make many managers sweat. Faced with the prospect of managing an employee they can't even see, many discover that their managerial style just doesn't work anymore. As an increasing number of jobs can be executed from home, managers must learn how to adapt their leadership style to cater to remote employees.
Based on years of research, The Virtual Manager provides any manager with the tools he or she needs to successfully work with virtual employees. Trust us: it's not like managing office-bound employees! This book is a tell-all user manual for a new generation of managers.
To stay competitive in a global marketplace, it is essential to incorporate virtual employees into talent management strategy. The Virtual Manager arms managers with the knowledge they need to be become effective virtual leaders, including actionable advice on how to:
Posted March 4, 2014
This book gives great insight on how to take management best practices and make them work for employees you don't see in-person every day. So many people are working from home nowadays that the old rules for managing people are outdated. Employees want more freedom, but managers still need to make sure they are doing a good job. This book shows people how companies can have the best of both worlds.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 21, 2012
The Virtual Manager is a fantastic handbook not only for those who manage virtual employees, but for virtual employees themselves. By organizing key findings from numerous credible sources on the topic, exploring how Engagement plays into these aspects, and tying in years of experience, Kevin Sheridan offers a condensed yet straightforward guide for a new generation of virtual managers and workers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 16, 2012
Online networking, video conferencing, file sharing, collaborative work websites, email and other technological advances now enable employees to work from remote locations instead of commuting to offices where supervisors await. Human resources expert Kevin Sheridan details numerous best practices for managing remote, virtual employees. Most of his ideas reflect his deep expertise and prove sensible and actionable. getAbstract recommends many of Sheridan’s concepts and his approach to managing virtual workers. Distance is tough on any relationship, especially managing or working for people you rarely see. This makes it easier.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.