Can your managers manage … a virtual team?

Virtual teams have been around a while but with more and more businesses operating from multiple locations, using field or mobile workers, and encouraging employees to work from home, they’re definitely on the rise. Of the respondents to a 2016 survey titled “Trends in Global Virtual Teams” from RW3, 85% said that virtual team work is to some extent critical to their job, and 41% even said that their teams never meet in person. The advantages – for both employer and employees –


It’s a dog’s (working) life

The concept of work-life balance has never really been about keeping the two separate. More about managing the way they interact so that we don’t become overly engaged in one or the other (though, to be fair, it’s usually ‘work’ that is seen as needing balance). Usually, the focus is on supporting employees at an individual level but organisation-wide events and activities are also common. For example, open days, in which non-employees can go behind the scenes to better understand what goes on. A more explicitly family-focused event is the ‘bring your child to work day’ enabling them