Many workers feel increasingly disconnected and isolated due to the unbridled use of digital communication technologies, organizational divisiveness, and leaders who fail to nurture relationships and trust throughout the workforce. Managers must work to shrink Virtual Distance through connection and affinity, say founder and CEO of Virtual Distance International Karen Sobel Lojeski and research psychologist Richard R. Reilly. The authors first drew attention to the phenomena of Virtual Distance in the book’s first edition in 2008. As they predicted, Virtual Distance has since become worse, and it is threatening key business outcomes.
About the Authors
Karen Sobel Lojeski leads Virtual Distance International, a research and consulting firm that helps organizations manage Virtual Distance. Professor emeritus Richard R. Reilly taught in the Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business.
Comment on this summary
3 years agoWhat? This seems like one big non sequitur.
In our Journal
1 year ago
Third Global L&D Knowledge Forum Wrap-Up
Didn’t have time to attend? We have the key take-aways summed up for you. On June 15, 2022, getAbstract held its third Global L&D Knowledge Forum. The virtual event brought together thought leaders and industry professionals from around the world to discuss challenges related to learning and development. Keynote speakers included industry thought leader Donald […]
3 years ago
“Technology Is Not the Real Problem Here.”
Relying on technology to communicate can leave us feeling increasingly disconnected from one another. Author and consultant Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski developed a system to measure and mitigate Virtual Distance at organizations. Karen, in a nutshell, what is “Virtual Distance”? Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski: Virtual Distance describes a felt sense of distance from others, especially when our communications […]