Organizations are rapidly shifting the way that individuals conceptualize, participate, and engage in work. A significant change is how organizations are coordinating, arranging, and organizing the activities of their employees for the accomplishments of organizational goals.
Communication, Relationships and Practices in Virtual Work characterizes the nuanced communication, relational, and practical dynamics that characterize virtual working in contemporary organizations. This reference work addresses virtual teams, peer relationships in virtual work, mentoring, vertical mobility, diversity in the virtual workspace, productivity and the postmodern aesthetic, and the communication practices and processes of dispersed work configurations.
Reviews and Testimonials
While the research presented is academic in nature, the writing style is accessible. Thus, practitioners seeking a better understanding of the dynamics of creating and managing virtual organizations would benefit from reading this work.
– CHOICE, Vol. 48, No. 05
Virtual work is no panacea and can be abused,especially by employers, but it can also be improved by following the author's recommendations. This volume is therefore useful not only as a source of research for scholars, but also potentially as a basis for training managers and employees of virtual workplaces to communicate more effectively and constructively.
– Donald R. Riccomini, Santa Clara University, USA, Technical Communication, Vol. 59, No. 1, 2012