How Cohesive Teams Are Created In & Out Of the Office
The numbers are rising at a rapid pace – 50% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that’s compatible with at least partial telework, while at least 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency. Based on current trends, telecommuters will total 4.9 million by year’s end, a 69% increase from the current level, according to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Another report (by Telework Research Network) predicts the number of those working remotely could reach 50 million by 2018. With that comes questions about motivating those in and out of the traditional office.
Here with some solutions to creating a cohesive workforce is I-O psychologist, D. Lori Lacivita, industrial and organizational (I-O) psychologist and Walden University’s program director for the MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She provides best practice advice for the growing virtual work world, for both employees and employers. She offers tips and tools to help remote workers stay on their boss’s radar, clarify management expectations and more. Here’s how virtual team managers can focus on ways to build a cohesive organizational climate and culture.