The mere suggestion of employees working from home is enough to make many managers sweat. Faced with the prospect of managing an employee they canGÇÖt even see, many discover that their managerial style just doesnGÇÖt 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: itGÇÖs 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:
-+ Leverage the top engagement drivers for virtual employees
-+ Develop or alter policies and procedures to fit virtual employeesGÇÖ needs
-+ Measure the productivity and performance of virtual employees
-+ Impact business outcomes through a flexible work strategy
|Publisher:||The Career Press|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As technology changes, so do the ways in which employees complete their work. And with that, comes a need for employers to adapt to changing methods of management. In The Virtual Manager, Kevin Sheridan outlines proven methods of success for managing employees that work remotely. He puts an emphasis on engagement, leading to a motivated employee and a positive outcome for the company. After reading The Virtual Manager, the reader is ready to institute specific strategies and methods of communication that ultimately ensure an engaged employee, and a successful, remote workforce.
Kevin’s guide to becoming an exceptional remote manager is the foundation upon which all our guidance is based. This book is particularly good for organizations trying to launch a remote program or trying to fix one that doesn’t work. Filled with practical advice, my team and I found one good tip/best practice after another. Keven gives you a foundation from which to work that we have modified and built into a 5 part resource series. We now give this book to any manager with a remote team and the feedback couldn’t be more positive. “I never knew there was so much to running a productive remote team.” We heard one manager after another singing the praises of the book and couldn’t be more thankful to Kevin and his talented team.
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.
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.
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.