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M. Reber© 09/23/13Working VirtuallyThe 21st Century Workplace
OverviewDefinition of Virtual WorkTraditional Work vs. Virtual WorkWorking Virtually in Today’s WorldTypes of Virtual WorkplacesVirtual Workplace Communication ToolsOnline Collaboration and Editing ToolsPros and Cons of Working VirtuallyExercise2
OverviewDefinition of Virtual WorkTraditional Work vs. Virtual WorkWorking Virtually in Today’s WorldTypes of Virtual WorkplacesVirtual Workplace Communication ToolsOnline Collaboration and Editing ToolsPros and Cons of Working VirtuallyExercise3
Definition of Virtual WorkVirtual work is done in whole or in part viaelectronic communication:Requires little to no daily face-to-face contact with co-workers or supervisorsRequires technology such as telephones, internettools, computersCreates a work environment without geographicalboundaries4
5Traditional Work vs. Virtual WorkTraditional WorkVirtual WorkRecruit and utilizeemployees at one locationonlyRecruit employees in any geographicallocation, to support projectsCommunicate face to faceand brainstormingCommunicate via Telephone, E-mail/Chat,Videoconferencing, IM, Blogs, SocialNetworkingWork hours fixedWork hours flexibleWork limited to the workplaceWork performed online from any location
Working Virtually in Today’s WorldAbout 35% of the collaborative work is usually conductedvirtually rather than face to faceOver 63% of employee work time is spent communicating andcollaborating, and 56% of work is accomplished away fromdeskAbout 43% of small to mid-sized businesses considered afully virtual workplace to deal with the 2008 economyMore than 2/3 of employees in the United States have workedvirtually, and nearly half of those employees work virtually ona weekly basisAbout 91% of employees agree working virtually saves theircompany time and moneySince July 2007, virtual work jobs have increased by 72%6
Working Virtually in Today’s World (cont.)Companies working virtually:Over 50% of Sun's employees work virtuallyNortel produced reliable and media-rich securecommunications, providing for a virtual workplaceAccenture, a 129,000-person company, has manybranch offices, but no physical headquarters7
Working Virtually in Today’s World (cont.)Working virtually changes the traditional conceptof the “office”A project manager could be located in California,while the developers are out of state or in IndiaBusiness analysts are in Penang and MalaysiaStakeholders are in Portland, California, andSingaporeThe project manager works from home 1 day a weekand at the office in Santa Clara the other 4All parties use various technologies to talk to,exchange email and attend meetings with, and editdocumentation from each other8

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Term
Spring
Professor
ShaunVanBergen
Tags
Word processor, communication tools, Workplace Communication Tools, Virtual Workplace Communication

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