The mere suggestion of employees working from home is enough to make many managers sweat. Faced with the prospect of managing an employee they can't even see, many discover that their managerial style just doesn't work anymore. As an increasing number of jobs can be executed from home, managers must learn how to adapt their leadership style to cater to remote employees.
Based on years of research, The Virtual Manager provides any manager with the tools he or she needs to successfully work with virtual employees. Trust us: it's not like managing office-bound employees! This book is a tell-all user manual for a new generation of managers.
To stay competitive in a global marketplace, it is essential to incorporate virtual employees into talent management strategy. The Virtual Manager arms managers with the knowledge they need to be become effective virtual leaders, including actionable advice on how to:
"The Virtual Manager is a useful guide to uncharted territory: how to manage people you can't see while encouraging their self-sufficiency. Whether managing customer service reps or astronauts (the ultimate virtual workers), this book will help you master the new world of work."
— - Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author of Confidence and Su
"The Virtual Manager chronicles the reality of the mobile employee. It offers managers and employees concrete tips and insightful case studies for how to help employees be productive from remote locations. For employees working virtually and for managers managing across boundaries, the book will be a source of both inspiration and advice."— - Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and partner, The RBL Group
New York Times best-selling author Kevin Sheridan is chief engagement officer (CEO) of HR Solutions, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee engagement surveys. Sheridan pioneered the idea of duel-ownership of employee engagement and was the first in his field to address the imbalance that an entire industry had overlooked. He has done consulting for some of the world's largest corporations and is a frequent speaker at conventions. His work and research have appeared in a myriad of national and international publications. Sheridan received a master's in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He resides in a Chicago suburb with his wife and two daughters. Visit his site at http://www.hrsolutionsinc.com/Kevin-Sheridan-profile.cfm