Live webinar Management, Legal and Contractual Perspectives of Managing Remote/Virtual and Telecommuter Workers

02:00 PM EDT | 11:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM CDT Duration 90 Minute

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To define essential competencies of leadership in virtual environment

Description

Accomplishing work in the new millennium has become synonymous with Virtual Leadership. The current competitive business environment and the changing nature of work and the workforce requires effective leadership that spans the boundaries of time and space to help employees to work together - apart. Leadership of virtual teams is not the same as leadership of face-to-face, co-located teams. Leading a virtual team is more difficult; it requires a dynamic interaction between technological systems and human systems that the virtual leader has to address and balance for work to be accomplished.

Objectives of the Presentation

-- To identify the remote/virtual worker
-- To list recommended elements of a virtual team contract
-- To explore steps to avoid discrimination claims
-- To describe wage and hour obligations
-- To discuss ergonomics, health risks, and virtual workplace injuries
-- To define essential competencies of leadership in virtual environment

Why Should you Attend

More and more organizations are "going virtual," whether it is an employee who telecommutes, a team of workers in another country, or simply an employee who extends her or his workday by checking e-mail or downloading a document from Dropbox that connects to their phone, iPad, or home computer. Approximately 80% of U. S. workers continue to do business remotely after normal work hours. More and more organizations are incorporating telecommuting and other forms of virtual work into their workforce with great success and reduction in costs. Managing remote or virtual workers requires a management mindset change that differs from managing on-site workers. Examining, planning, and implementing legal and contractual issues are not always considered in the same way when managing on-site workers. Failure to address these perspectives is at the organization’s and management’s peril. For examples, what technological and management strategies should you incorporate to protect your interests? What, if any, contract should be created for your remote workforce? Who pays the home office electric bill for a telecommuter? Are there additional challenges for the non-exempt worker? The virtual workplace is a reality that is expanding and influencing how organizations do their work. The new virtual work environment offers exciting opportunities as well as challenges to avoid liability. Implementing prevention strategies to minimize liability includes designing and developing "virtual" policies, and training managers and employees who will be engaged in the virtual environment.

Areas Covered

-- To list 4 essentials for virtual teamwork
-- To identify best characteristics of virtual team/employee
-- To discuss tools & techniques to facilitate "working together apart" in virtual environment
-- To identify the tips for effective virtual meetings
-- To discuss importance of virtual contracts
-- To determine the best data security

Who will Benefit

-- Human Resources Executives and Professionals
-- Supervisors responsible for remote workers
-- Auditors
-- Compensation Specialists
-- Consultants
-- Front line Managers
-- Branch or Division Managers
-- Small Business Owners
-- Any manager of a telecommuter or virtual employee/team

Industries who can attend

This 90-minute online course is intended for professionals in the all Industry. Although not presently stated in the draft , the same guide could be used by FDA Regulated Industries personnel


Speaker Profile

Dr. Susan Strauss RN Ed.D.

Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include education and workplace harassment, discrimination and bullying; organizational development, and management/leadership development. Her clients are from healthcare, education, business, law, and government organizations in both the public and private sectors. Susan conducts discrimination and bullying investigations, works as an expert witness for education and workplace harassment and bullying lawsuits, and coaches managers and employees that need assistance in identifying and remedying misconduct.

Susan has authored over 30 books, book chapters and articles, and she has been featured on 20/20CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs, as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles. She holds a doctorate in organizational leadership.

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