The growth of flexible working and an increasingly mobile workforce means
managers need the skills to lead ‘virtual teams’, new research exclusively
released to Personnel Today shows.
The research, by Roffey Park, finds that managers need to develop a new core
competency in virtual management.
Almost half of the 371 managers surveyed operate across separate locations
using telephone, e-mail or video-conferencing.
Eighty per cent of respondents report that virtual management arrangements
have increased in the past five years – mainly due to time and cost savings.
Report author Andy Smith said: "Reduced face-to-face contact and
separation from co-workers are the principal difference between virtual and