Does distance still matter among the 21st century workforce? Is it really dead as many claim due to mobile devices and collaboration tools? The answer is no. This is a myth. To simply believe the hype, that collaboration technology creates more innovation, more productivity, a happier workforce, etc. is simply short sighted and most executives can see evidence that it’s just not so.
Karen Sobel Lojeski, Ph.D. coined the term “Virtual Distance” to describe a measurable and very real phenomenon building in our electronic age. Virtual Distance refers to a quantifiable psychological distance that when left unchecked, can create havoc with performance, innovation, leader effectiveness and other key success factors companies care about. Karen presents empirical data about these perceptual shifts and demonstrates proven “how tos” on ways to improve results and overall well-being throughout the virtual workforce.
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About Our Speaker
Karen Sobel Lojeski, Ph.D. is Professor at Stonybrook University and Founder of Virtual Distance International, a research-based management consulting company that creates models and methodologies for improving performance, leadership and innovation in globally integrated enterprises. She is the author of “Uniting the Virtual Workforce: Transforming Leadership and Innovation in the Globally Integrated Enterprise”, and “Leading the Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century.”