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Focus remains on technology to transform the workplace

Every day I come across articles like this one focusing on technology as the driver and enabler for workplace transformation: "How Windows 10 Drives Transformation in the Workplace - Changing workplaces and working styles require flexible, innovative and secure software tools"…


Added by Stephan Klaschka on December 19, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Virtual Distance is Rewriting the Rulebook for Human Interactions

Please check out the article on on Virtual Distance and Kids.

This topic has been growing in urgency and importance.  Along with helping the business world deal with virtual workforce issues, Virtual Distance has also been used as a powerful tool and…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on September 13, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments



Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on August 24, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

A Lesson From Yahoo

I have so many mixed reactions to the recent leaked Yahoo memo in which the company informed its employees that they could no longer work from…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on March 8, 2016 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

What?! Is Yahoo moving AWAY from the Virtual model?

For many of us, working internationally means that we put a lot of energy into "virtual" presence with colleagues in multiple time zones. We don't have a choice. These days, many would argue that EVERYONE is working virtually, even when their colleagues are only a few steps away in a conference room or cubicle.

Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, recently made a surprising move when she asked all of Yahoo's telecommuters to begin working…


Added by Dave Ranson on March 1, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Another Lesson from the Boston Marathon

Last month, after two bombs had exploded at the Boston Marathon, many in the city lost their cell service. This only added to the confusion and chaos, as people weren’t immediately able to reach their loved ones to confirm that they were indeed safe. Tragically, three people were killed and hundreds others injured,…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on May 15, 2013 at 9:54am — 2 Comments


Dear Colleagues,

We are in the midst of launching a new website at  Please stand by as the DNS servers "do their thing".  The new site should be stable and available by Thursday, May…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on May 7, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Seeing the World Through "Google-Colored" Glasses

Its not enough that Google has invaded every corner of our world whether we like it or not.  Now the tech company is on target to literally put themselves between you and me, even when we sit side by side.  A new initiative at Google (and I’m assuming other tech giants) will have us wearing glasses that can pump…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on February 22, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

American Executive Magazine Showcases Virtual Distance

Dear VDI Members,


I hope this message finds you all well.  I thought you might like to see the latest article on Virtual Distance showcased in American Executive Magazine.



Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on April 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Are formal titles costing us millions?

In a large financial services company located in the NY/Metro area, employees were required to 'punch a clock' every day.  Working away from the office was not allowed - mostly (only in special cases).  Each morning, employees would swipe their card through the turn style mechanism and do the same on their way out.…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on April 7, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Virtual Distance Beginning to Appear in Pop Culture

Welcome, welcome!  In only one week we already have over 100 members.  What a wonderful and exciting time.

I wanted to share with you an…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on March 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments


Dear Members,


Welcome to the Virtual Distance Institute (VDI). At VDI our mission is to understand what’s different about the way people work and live today.  VDI brings new, fresh and relevant solutions to the table.   Virtual Distance has captured the imagination of executives, managers, and…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on March 13, 2011 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Tech Detox Showcased at WSJ

An article appearing in today's WSJ online focuses on "tech detox".  While the piece points humorously to the ever-growing problems of too much technology,…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on January 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Welcome to Virtual Distance Institute

Dear All,

Welcome to the Virtual Distance Institute. Many of you have been asking me over the years to create some sort of online community - one in which we start off with a lot in common, high trust and meaningful research and activities. Well - the time has come. Along with my partner in this venture, Lauren DeLong, Community…


Added by Karen Sobel Lojeski on December 12, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments


Welcome to the Virtual Distance Institute!

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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