at home or remote workers. Now ‘telecommuting’ is the latest trend. It makes absolute sense. Workers today seek life balance, not just life at work! Most companies are starting to experiment with this concept. Now, we started as a virtual structure and the culture was built around it. Moving from ‘brick-and-mortar’ is more complex than just sending people home to work. This requires a new mindset and best practices in human capital of today and for the future. It starts with culture. Taking down company walls opens enormous opportunities (I might also add essential) now and for future growth. Here’s the rub: The internal walls have to come down first! Going virtual does not work well if the company moves too quickly and starts remoting workers by sending them home to work without evaluating and revamping the company values beforehand. Going virtual begins by adopting the right principles including many facets of best business practices for today and getting past status quo. Do you ever wonder how some companies are genuinely recognized as “best places to work”? We’ll dissect this over the next few weeks. Edoc has identified five pillars that we will review in this series.
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Jim Mullaney is President and CEO of Edoc Service, Inc. a “Fast 55” virtual company based in Cincinnati, Ohio.]]>