Social Media for Managers: A blessing or a curse?

Isn’t it nice to get a friend request or a new follower on social media? Old friends and acquaintances from way back reappear in your life and catching up with them is (usually) a pleasure! But when social media connections include co-workers over whom you may have management or leadership responsibilities (now or in the future) there are some important factors to consider.

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Stop blaming technology! Exposing the seams in the ‘seamless’ world of virtual meetings

This blog discusses the new reality of virtual meetings in the workplace. When technologies to allow such meetings to happen were introduced, it was assumed the transition would be seamless. Our research suggest this is not quite the case and that ‘seams’ (i.e. unforeseen and unintended process and outcomes) are emerging that organizations and participants must understand.

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How can we make virtual work virtuous?

The concept of virtual work is increasingly in the spotlight. The emergent ‘gig economy’, the personal preferences of the so-called ‘millennials’  and ‘generation Z’ and the availability of ever-more sophisticated digital technologies means that work is increasingly ‘virtual’ for many. But what do we mean by virtual work and in practice what does it mean to worker and employer?

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