Virtual Distance Institute

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Barbara Ivey
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  • Fort Mill, SC
  • United States
  • Optimized Offices LLC

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Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence A. Mantrone Sep 9, 2011. 9 Replies

What about virtual work presents the greatest productivity challenges for you / your organization?I am preparing to moderate / participate in a Virtual Work Success panel for high growth…Continue


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Optimized Offices LLC
Professional Services
As a Lean Process Improvement Consultant and a Professional Organizer, I work with individuals and teams on productivity challenges in the virtual workplace. Ten years of virtual work for Microsoft has informed my approach to catalyzing virtual team success through incremental, ongoing process improvement.
Total number of employees
1-10 Employees
Skills or areas of expertise you possess that could benefit your peers?
Learning, role and goal clarity, Project success
Areas you would like to improve or learn best practices from your peers?
Collaborative decision making, Nurturing environment with organizational citizenship behavior, Decision quality, Innovation, Effective leadership, Job satisfaction, Motivating team members, relationship building

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At 10:29am on May 10, 2011, Community Director said…

Hi Barbara - Welcome to the Virtual Distance Institute! We are excited to have you as a charter member and we look forward to your active participation.

Here are some things we encourage you to do to get engaged in the community. Check out our upcoming eventsand RSVP to the webinars you would like to attend. Our next webinar is on June 16th. Join the discussions in our Open Forum, add your own discussion threads on topics that most interest you, or ask Karen a question directly in the Ask Karen category.

Let me know if you have any questions. Regards, Lauren.

Lauren DeLong
Community Director
Virtual Distance Institute


At 12:07pm on May 10, 2011, Karen Sobel Lojeski said…

Dear Barbara,


Welcome to Virtual Distance Institute!  I understand that you had some initial problems getting started.  I also understand that these have been remedied.


I look forward to future collaborations.


Best Regards,


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Welcome to the Virtual Distance Institute!

We are a private online community of like-minded executives, managers and individual contributors facing increasingly significant challenges in the remote workforce and who want to champion best practices of Virtual Distance, leadership, and innovation in their organizations.

The Virtual Distance Institute is led by the industry expert on Virtual Distance, Dr. Karen Sobel Lojeski and powered by Virtual Distance International (VDI)

We look forward to your active participation!

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