Concepts and Challenges of E-Leadership

Concepts and Challenges of E-Leadership

Krista J. Crawford-Mathis (Capella University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-056-1.ch108
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Technology increasingly allows one to work from anywhere, altering the mode and style of communication. Videoconferencing, online collaboration software, cell phones, e-mail, Wi-Fi, and other technological tools are contributing to a growing number of virtual companies and teams. Some larger companies have made portions of their workforce virtual, allowing employees to simply work out of their homes. These changes in work force dynamics require additional skill sets for leaders. What follows is a description of e-leadership and the unique leadership challenges associated with this field.

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