Change rarely follows a smooth, uninterrupted, linear path. It is far more likely to be a relatively short period of frantic activity, followed by an extended phase of catch up, consolidation and commitment building. The COVID-19 crisis? Think about it as a fast-acting, cultural accelerant. Changes that, in other circumstances, would have evolved over several years have been enacted in a matter of weeks. One organization change, in particular, has been pervasive – millions of workers, in all parts of the world, have been forced to work remotely.
Learn more in our Bedford Group Article: Virtual Employment: Don’t Assume One Size Fits All
This article explores the following questions:
- Are the potential benefits of moving to a virtual employment base being fully realised?
- When it comes to working virtually, have we made the mistake of assuming one size fits all?
- Have we revisited what it means to be a leader in a virtual world?
- Does the organization culture and overall organization design support a headlong flight into virtual work as the overall employment philosophy beyond COVID-19?
- Have we sharpened our saw when it comes to the virtual interview and online learning?