In the past, managers and leaders often worked with teams who reported directly to them, sitting in the same office. But the world we work in, thanks to advances in technology, has changed. Does the following sound familiar? You have a young new team member who gets promoted to a managerial role during a reorganization. The new team she is responsible for leading includes the following:
- Two people (former peers) in the same office as she is
- Two people (whom she has never met face to face) working from home in different cities
- Three people (for whom English is a second language) working in foreign subsidiaries
Welcome to the dual world of virtual AND global!