BEGIN:VCALENDAR X-WR-TIMEZONE:US/Eastern DTSTART:20190709T130000 DTEND:20190709T143000 VERSION:2.0 LOCATION:OnlinePRODID:-//Training Doyens //EN METHOD:REQUEST BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20190709T000000 DTSTART;TZID="US/Eastern":20190709T130000 DTEND;TZID="US/Eastern":20190709T143000 SUMMARY:Virtual Team Management: Understanding the Contracts, Legal Mandates and Managerial Viewpoints DESCRIPTION: More and more organizations are “going virtual,” whether it is an employee who telecommutes, a team of workers in another country, or simply an employee who extends her or his workday by checking e-mail or downloading a document from Dropbox that connects to their phone, iPad, or home computer. Approximately 80% of U. S. workers continue to do business remotely after normal work hours. More and more organizations are incorporating telecommuting and other forms of virtual work into their workforce with great success and reduction in costs. Managing remote employees requires a management mindset change that differs from managing on-site workers. Examining, planning, and implementing legal and contractual issues are not always considered in the same way when managing on-site workers. Failure to address these perspectives is at the organization’s and management’s peril. For example, • what technological and management strategies should you incorporate to protect your interests?• What, if any, contract should be created for your remote teams?• Who pays the home office electric bill for a telecommuter?• Are there additional challenges for the non-exempt worker? The virtual workplace is a reality that is expanding and influencing how organizations do their work. The new virtual work environment offers exciting opportunities as well as challenges to avoid liability. Implementing prevention strategies to minimize liability includes designing and developing “virtual” policies, strengthening virtual leadership and training managers and employees who will be engaged in the virtual environment. PRIORITY:3END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR