Remote Working Is Not New, It Is New For You


Remote working is a very popular topic in the ‘large dinosaur online world’, including on LinkedIn. The inconvenient truth about ‘remote working’ is that historically, remote working is not new at all. Remote working might be new for you and people in your online comfort zone, but companies have been implementing remote working and other forms of what my late professor Jay Galbraith in organizational design and organizational learning called the future of the organization: the virtual organization in 1996, including virtual teams and allowing people to work from home online for decades.

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A short history of remote working.

Since the beginning of the Nineties of the last century, global companies including multinationals and global financial institutions like global banks have introduced different forms of remote working for different reasons.

Examples from my own experience in global banking at ABN Amro were global virtual teams and working at home in investment banking including in my own department, in offshore banking, during mergers & acquisitions and during split-ups of smaller or larger parts of the company (see my Linkdin-profile).

While many benefits come with different types of remote working and other types of a virtual organization with AI-powered organizational design like virtual teams of even virtual tribes, such as increased speed, flexibility, productivity and creativity, access to a wider global, regional and local talent pool, and reduced organizational costs, there are also challenges to overcome in the case of a large traditional organization.

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These include building trust, connection and positive and healthy work relationships among virtual team members who don’t see each other in person, maintaining effective communication, managing people in different time zones and cultural differences. How you can do that is explained in this how-to management eBook:

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Overall, people working in virtual teams in different forms are becoming increasingly common in today’s globalized world. By understanding their unique characteristics and challenges, managers, employees, management consultants and independent entrepreneurs in any type of organization can leverage their potential to achieve success.

To be able to do that, everybody in the virtual team and the managers, actually everyone in the new aligned AI-powered organization including an AI-Powered Startup and an AI-Powered scaleup have to learn the right soft- and hard skills to thrive in the AI-Powered Economy:

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If you want to organise virtual classes, virtual workshops, virtual programs or any other virtual event for an unlimited number of people in your global virtual teams, departments or company online, contact us here today and we wil contact you for a free intake call and a quote for an unlimited number of people:

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