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No Office, No Problem: 5 Strategies For Managing An All-Virtual Team

No Office, No Problem: 5 Strategies For Managing An All-Virtual Team | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Plenty of people work from home occasionally, and plenty of managers work with people in different offices. But what if no one is in the office? What if your entire company consists of people working wherever they want to work?


That’s the reality for a growing number of companies that find central real estate unnecessary. Managing an entirely virtual team can be a challenge, but a few strategies make it quite possible, so you can reap the benefits of this new model.


“It is a big recruiting draw for the right type of person,” says Lisa Breytspraak Jasper, managing partner of IT strategy consulting firm Thought Ensemble, whose 13 employees are all virtual. “It allows us to lead our lives very flexibly”--and still get stuff done.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:35 PM

Your team may be in the cloud but their heads don't have to be. Get creative about building bonds, communicating, and finding what works.

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6 key questions to ask when designing cloud architecture | ZDNet

6 key questions to ask when designing cloud architecture | ZDNet | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Fundamental questions that should be part of any IT project -- why, who, what, where, when, and how -- get more critical in the cloud era.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 16, 2014 2:10 AM

Too often these days, organizations plow ahead with cloud computing projects, without considering how it fits into the rest of the enterprise.


An enterprise architecture approach will help align cloud plans with the short-term and long-term needs of the organization -- just as it has helped with on-premises systems.