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M. Reber © 09/23/13 Working Virtually The 21st Century Workplace
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Overview Definition of Virtual Work Traditional Work vs. Virtual Work Working Virtually in Today’s World Types of Virtual Workplaces Virtual Workplace Communication Tools Online Collaboration and Editing Tools Pros and Cons of Working Virtually Exercise 2
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Overview Definition of Virtual Work Traditional Work vs. Virtual Work Working Virtually in Today’s World Types of Virtual Workplaces Virtual Workplace Communication Tools Online Collaboration and Editing Tools Pros and Cons of Working Virtually Exercise 3
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Definition of Virtual Work Virtual work is done in whole or in part via electronic communication: Requires little to no daily face-to-face contact with co- workers or supervisors Requires technology such as telephones, internet tools, computers Creates a work environment without geographical boundaries 4
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5 Traditional Work vs. Virtual Work Traditional Work Virtual Work Recruit and utilize employees at one location only Recruit employees in any geographical location, to support projects Communicate face to face and brainstorming Communicate via Telephone, E-mail/Chat, Videoconferencing, IM, Blogs, Social Networking Work hours fixed Work hours flexible Work limited to the work place Work performed online from any location
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Working Virtually in Today’s World About 35% of the collaborative work is usually conducted virtually rather than face to face Over 63% of employee work time is spent communicating and collaborating, and 56% of work is accomplished away from desk About 43% of small to mid-sized businesses considered a fully virtual workplace to deal with the 2008 economy More than 2/3 of employees in the United States have worked virtually, and nearly half of those employees work virtually on a weekly basis About 91% of employees agree working virtually saves their company time and money Since July 2007, virtual work jobs have increased by 72% 6
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Working Virtually in Today’s World (cont.) Companies working virtually: Over 50% of Sun's employees work virtually Nortel produced reliable and media-rich secure communications, providing for a virtual workplace Accenture, a 129,000-person company, has many branch offices, but no physical headquarters 7
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Working Virtually in Today’s World (cont.) Working virtually changes the traditional concept of the “office” A project manager could be located in California, while the developers are out of state or in India Business analysts are in Penang and Malaysia Stakeholders are in Portland, California, and Singapore The project manager works from home 1 day a week and at the office in Santa Clara the other 4 All parties use various technologies to talk to, exchange email and attend meetings with, and edit documentation from each other 8
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Working Virtually in Today’s World (cont.) Statistics of employees working virtually in Cisco:
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  • Spring '12
  • ShaunVanBergen
  • Word processor, communication tools, Workplace Communication Tools, Virtual Workplace Communication

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