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Companies have never been more distributed, with offices and teams spread across the country and the globe, and teams working in hybrid and fully remote environments. Virtual Work Insider coaches teams, executives and companies to thrive across any distance. As the first to establish virtual business driving practices within one of the most respected Fortune 500 companies — we provide the skills and tools to lead, influence and strengthen ties within hybrid and remote teams. Our 18 years of experience within client-side companies, advertising agencies, and managing external partners, is incomparable. See more…

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“I saw first-hand that geographically distributed companies were struggling to achieve business growth and inclusion, so I designed a new way to fully drive results and integrate employees in a hybrid model.”

Sacha Connor, Founder & CEO

Virtual Work Matters More Every Day.
Insider Knowledge Makes a Difference Immediately.

58%
of knowledge workers are now working in a hybrid arrangement
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77%
of hybrid workers agree that managers need more specific training on managing hybrid teams
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A New Kind of Modern Leadership is Required

Leaders and Teams Need the Skills to be Effective and Efficient Virtually.

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Virtual Work Leadership Training

We specialize in personalized group training programs to develop the skills to lead and influence hybrid and remote teams, manage client and agency virtual relationships, and coach remote direct reports.

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Virtual Employee Resource Group Creation

We’ll personally help you create, lead and establish a Virtual Workforce ERG to increase effectiveness and inclusion within your distributed company, coordinating and concentrating the efforts of your D&I, HR, IT, Real Estate and Business strategies.

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Opening your eyes is the hardest part — to the fact that the workplace is now virtual, that people are spread across office sites with some fully remote, but mostly, that a perspective change is required to succeed in this new reality.

“Sacha was a pioneer of remote work at Clorox; she successfully led a marketing organization and participated on the homecare leadership team while working over 3000 miles away for more than 8 years.”

Chris Hyder
Vice President, General Manager

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Plug us in to run your virtual meetings, brainstorming sessions and conferences.

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Introduce us to your new tech platform, tool or software for remote work—so that we can share it with our clients and our following.

Our experience can help you experience the best possible future for your company.

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I Understood The Assignment

I Understood The Assignment

Are you sure you understood the assignment? Just because you are out of eyeshot and earshot of your manager or direct reports, doesn’t mean you can’t be on the same page about project objectives, roles, responsibilities, timing, and more…so that everyone actually understands the assignment.

Use an Assignment Brief to avoid wasting time and ensure you are on the same page from the beginning.

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Virtual Work Insider7 days ago
🎉 Join us in welcoming Morgan Massie as our Virtual Work Insider Executive Director of Client Services and Training. Morgan brings to our clients and learners a great combination of having practical, real world experience leading hybrid and remote teams for 14 years, while also having 20 years of experience developing and facilitating virtual training sessions on a wide variety of topics across industries.

A few other fun facts about Morgan:

➡️ She is the mom of two kids

➡️ She is pursuing her Phd in Business Management and Leadership with an emphasis on leading and working in a hybrid and remote workforce

➡️ She is a certified International Coaching Federation Coach

➡️ She is an award-winning L&D program designer

➡️ She has co-authored two books on leadership and change

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Virtual Work Insider
Virtual Work Insider2 weeks ago
I may have wasted 2,200 hours on what I called "Remote Worker Guilt"- the extra time & effort spent proving to people I was really working even though they couldn't see me.

⏰ According to this report from Qatalog and GitHub, I may have spent 2,200 hours(!) on "Digital Presenteesim" across the 8 years I was a remote work pioneer at The Clorox Company leading large hybrid marketing, innovation and sales teams.

⏲️ Their data shows that workers spend an extra 67 minutes online every day (5.5 hrs/week) to show their colleagues & managers they are still online and working.

My Story:
➡️ When I first went remote in 2010 I was ultra responsive & available, and at all hours, because I was 3 time zones away from my senior leaders, manager, and team.
➡️ Since I was an experiment for Clorox to see if I could lead my teams while remote on the opposite coast of the U.S., I put incredible pressure on myself to prove that I was just as committed and hard working as I had been when I was in the HQ building.
➡️ I also knew that if this experiment didn't go well with me, then it could impact the broadening of workplace flexibility to others in the future.

💡 What I learned:
➡️ I had to reframe my thinking from just simply being accessible and responsive to get credit for working to actually creating an intentional plan for how to influence and mitigate distance bias while remote.
➡️ This is no easy task, but it's a much better return on energy.
➡️ This became a skill we teach in our Influencing Across Distance workshop - how to create a personal virtual influence plan to build exposure & create influence to positively impact business and career outcomes.

Questions:
❓Do you experience Digital Presenteeism?
❓Are you putting pressure on yourself or is it external pressure?
❓How can you focus on what really matters - achieving outcomes & creating team connection?

http://ow.ly/t4MA50KIZnX

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