Summary of The Virtual Manager

Cutting-Edge Solutions to Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Mobile Employees

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The Virtual Manager book summary
Managing virtual workers requires deft leadership.


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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.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How companies benefit from virtual workers
  • What kinds of employees are best suited to virtual work
  • How to manage, motivate and engage remote workers


Home As Office, Office As Home
For today’s virtual employees, work is what you do, not where you go. Of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” 82 have formal policies for virtual work. In the years to come, expect to see more virtual staffers: people who work full...
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About the Author

Kevin Sheridan is “chief engagement officer” of HR Solutions, which conducts workforce surveys and offers self-surveys related to employee engagement.

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