Corporate telecommuting — not long ago considered a perk or an anomaly — is becoming a standard business practice.
Virtual work is no longer a perk for high-performing employees. It is today’s normal, and it fundamentally changes the relationship people have with their teammates and employers.
It was 1997 when a large cow-spotted computer box was delivered to the home of a manager for a global training organization. Telecommuting was rare at the time, yet many of the challenges that were conquered back then are still faced by remote workers.
It probably comes as no surprise that research has found, time and again, that trust plays an integral role in the virtual workplace. What may be a surprise is that trust is even more important for virtual relationships than in a face-to-face environment.
If more L&D professionals understood the landscape of the virtual workforce, they could be more proactive in determining the type of interventions necessary when they receive a request from a business leader.
In this fast-moving digital age, businesses have to embrace innovation while keeping their workforce and customers trained for new technological developments. Virtual training labs levels the playing field for remote workers and distant customers.
Employers that don’t provide flexible working should take notice: More than one in three employees would change companies if offered more flexibility, including over one-third of all directors and managers.
The digital workplace is set to improve the way that we keep our workstreams on track. Read on for ideas about how 2019 is shaping up to create a new digital workplace environment.
Adaptive learning focuses on the knowledge and skills that employees do not possess or are less confident in. Its “teaching-by-asking” approach probes what people already know and uncovers and fixes knowledge and skill gaps as well as misconceptions.