Trust is crucial in all businesses. In a virtual organization, you rely on accountability and managing communication without overcommunicating.
This is the biggest concern in a virtual workplace. Encouraging everyone to turn on their cameras provides that face to face which helps build relationships and create that sense of community. Other activities such as remote ‘fun’ meetings and offsite in person meetings also foster a sense of community.
A fully virtual company is an equalizer. You no longer have the sub cultures of those calling in remotely. It also decreases speaking over each other therefore allowing everyone a voice.
High tech companies are familiar with hiring for technical capability. However, often, inherent biases affect perceptions. Virtual organizations remove many of those biases and focus on the capabilities of the individual.
This is a term often bantered around. However, to truly have automation, you need the right tools, the appropriate training and consistency in how those tools are used and optimized.
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