Course Number: 95-810
Managing In A Virtual Environment
The shape of organizations is changing. Telecommuting, long-distance work groups, and virtual organizations are becoming more common in today's workplace. This course examines the modes of work that exist and methods leaders and team members can use to coordinate with and manage such teams. The course will focus on strategies for creating an efficient virtual workplace that achieves its work goals while providing workers opportunities for learning and a sense of belonging. The course will cover such topics as: Forms of virtual organizations and groups (e.g., exogeneous teams, cellular organizations, telework); Reasons for creating virtual arrangements; Managing, motivating and rewarding distributed teams; Dealing with conflict; Technology virtual organizations employ to get their work done; and High tech firms and the special role that technology plays in creating flexible work arrangements, partnerships, and collaborations.