VirtualWorks! is a training and consulting firm specializing in skills, tools and information to help people and organizations learn new ways to work productively in the virtual workplace. We provide team members and leaders with skills for communicating and collaborating effectively when people are geographically dispersed. Our areas of focus include virtual leadership, virtual teams, telework, and work-life balance in the digital age.
We design and implement learning programs tailored to organizational needs and delivered via proven methods and technologies including classroom training, teleseminar, webinar, videoconference, and virtual interactive worlds. VirtualWorks! also delivers keynotes, workshops, individual and team coaching and leadership consulting to address challenges and opportunities in the virtual workplace.
Our clients include corporate, government and non-profit organizations ranging from small to global and include a broad spectrum of industries. Most organizations these days are experiencing the challenges of leading and working with people who are remote, distant, dispersed, home-based or virtual in some way. In a nutshell, if people are working routinely with colleagues they do not see face-to-face when they are working (wherever they are working), then we can help them build stronger teams, communicate more effectively, and achieve better results through our books and information resources, workshops, speaking services and coaching/consulting services. For additional information, read more on our website or contact us to discuss how we can help you achieve real results in the virtual workplace.
Effectively leading from a distance has evolved to being a critical leadership skill for a growing number of leaders across nearly every sector of the workplace. While core leadership and managerial skills remain as foundational requirements for success, applying these skills from a distance is the essential capability for continued leadership effectiveness.
Leading remote employees, virtual teams, or distance partners requires an emphasis...
A reality for more organizations and employees is the increased presence of virtual teams. Growing legions of workers are away from the office more often than not or simply do their work from other locations as an inherent part of their jobs. Others relocate for personal or family reasons and because they've demonstrated enough value to their employer or customers, they take their jobs with them when they move. Multiple terms refer to...
Teleworkers often report they are more productive and effective when telecommuting. Organizations also realize gains through improvements in productivity, cost-savings, business continuity preparedness and employee retention. Communities and families benefit through less traffic congestion, lower carbon emissions, and improved work-life balance.
However, there can be pitfalls on the road to successful telecommuting. Not everyone is prepared...
Based on the research and solutions incorporated into our book, "Dot Calm: The Search for Sanity in a Wired World," VirtualWorks! offers organizations information and tools to improve productivity, employee satisfaction and workforce retention.
Studies and first-hand experiences of many in all walks of life indicate that people are working longer hours, are under more stress, and quietly yearn for some semblance of balance...
Workshops & Seminars
The following workshops and seminars are offered by VirtualWorks! and can be presented via classroom, workshops, seminars, webinars, or teleseminars. They are available in existing or customized formats and can incorporate blended learning options. We also offer train-the-trainer certification (to enable your trainers to provide ongoing delivery of programs) and program licensing (to enable your organization to reproduce materials and provide delivery...
Tip of the Day
Listening is a critical skill for virtual workers. Show you're listening by seeking input and summarizing frequently.
With all the discussion following change in the telecommuting policy at Yahoo!, debate about the effectiveness and future of telework is raging. This is a good thing! Understanding why telework is utilized...Read More
Today's ever-expanding "virtual workplaces" are changing the way we do our jobs, communicate, forge relationships, and get results! Smaller, cheaper, more accessible technology tools have enabled a dynamic mobile workplace where people connect from wherever...