Chapter 2

The Essentials of the VirtualWork Environment

The physicality of a real relationship—one that encompasses mind, body and soul—ultimately makes it more fulfilling and powerful than any virtual relationship ever could be.

—Henry Cloud

The Virtual Work Environment Defined

The definition of the virtual work environment (VWE) has undergone many revisions, from early descriptions of telecommuting workers who still operated with a central office to descriptions of totally dispersed operations with no central office however, the common factor is that the worker is not colocated with their peers and their managers. They work in remote locations and often do not have a centralized work location owned and operated by their company. Workers’ ...

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