Thanksgiving has almost arrived and just in time! While sitting down to write this blog post, I can’t seem to stop my mind from wandering towards the long weekend I have ahead of me. I am really looking forward to spending time with family, chowing down on turkey and mashed potatoes and just taking some time to relax.
Naysayers have many arguments about the drawbacks of web meetings. In an article in Forbes magazine, John Russell, chief executive of NYLO Hotels, makes a cogent—if outdated—point. “[P]ersonal interaction… is the foundation on which business relationships are built.”
Ask anyone who spends significant amounts of time on Twitter or Facebook and they’ll argue that relationships can be built almost as easily over the web. Add real-time audio and video components and a virtual meeting is just as good as quaffing mojitos together after a Vegas trade show—with no hangover.
Just because your employees aren’t down the hall from you doesn’t mean you can’t or don’t need to interact. You still need to talk to your team whether they are on different floors, across town or around the globe. As a manger, it is more difficult when your employees are in a different facility, work from home or are constantly on the road.
So what can you do to be a good manager and coach when you aren’t able to always keep tabs on your team? While the same basic management principles apply, those principles are executed very differently when workers are virtual and conferencing solutions are the primary contact tools.
Join us for a free webcast on February 16 at 1:00 PM Eastern where Corinne Miller will show you the path to success by overcoming the inherent issues of managing in a global virtual world.
About Our Speaker:
Corinne Miller, founder and principal consultant, Innovating Results!
Corinne Miller is founder and principal consultant at Innovating Results! where she consults, trains, facilitates and coaches on communication, specializing in virtual communications, managing a virtual workforce and virtual teaming and innovation. Corinne leverages her leadership experience at Motorola, Rockwell International, Northrop and TRW to provide unparalleled knowledge of virtual communications.
Have you ever thought about how you’d get things done if you couldn’t communicate? You could probably list a whole slew of things that wouldn’t be happening without the Internet, email, your phone or even snail mail.
InterCall’s all about enabling those conversations and we’re committed to offering quality audio conferencing and online meeting solutions, as well as tips and strategies for using those services to more effectively communicate.
We’re using another conversation avenue to get the word out—Twitter. Every day we’re sharing ideas about how to use conferencing to improve communication. Now, you can join the conversation and automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a free iPad!
Here’s how you can enter the sweepstakes:
- Follow @InterCall on Twitter.
- Tweet the following message:
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Joining the conversation has never been easier!
Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, SnOMG, Snowtorious B.I.G. – all words used by my Facebook friends to describe what’s happening in Chicago right now! At first I was a little skeptical that the “storm of the decade” was going to actually hit, but when it started the other day I became a believer.