What Is Virtual Collaboration?

Few of us work every day, all day, in a traditional office anymore. We log in from clients’ offices. We participate in conference calls on our commutes. We work more and more frequently with people perched at faraway desks, whom we’ve never met.

Virtual collaboration is the new norm. For the purpose of this book, virtual collaboration means all the work we do with others when we don’t see them face to face. You’re a virtual collaborator if you:

• Work outside an office regularly, full or part time

• Work from home in a pinch, because of bad weather or to wait for a contractor, care for a sick child, change your scenery, or get more done

• Travel regularly, but need to stay in touch with your team back home

• Are ...

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