Virtual Communication: You Can’t Work Without It

9/5/2013

Key findings from both research and best practices across many industries reveal that effective virtual communication includes the typical fundamentals for managing people and resources in a traditional office environment.

However, difficulties in the traditional environment can be significantly magnified in the virtual or remote situation. Problems communicating, working together, and producing high-quality, on-time results are typically heightened by distance.

From our discussions with clients, 3 distinct challenges are mentioned again and again: communication, managing performance, and building a sense of community and inclusion. These challenges require deliberate focus of time, effort and energy to realize the many benefits of virtual communication competence.

Jan Goedvolk, Global Leadership Director for the Emerging Markets Region, Berlitz