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The Human Side of Virtual Work by Laurence M. Rose

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Chapter 7

Presence

If your presence doesn’t make an impact, your absence won’t make a difference.

—Trey Smith

What Is Presence?

Presence similar to trust and isolation discussed in the prior chapters is a human perception that has a range from minor to sever in its interpretation. Presence is the last human perception I will be discussing directly. There are other human perceptions that effect the virtual workers, but as I have discussed, the trust, isolation, and presence are the three that I believe are critical to the success of the virtual worker and, therefore, the success of the virtual work environment (VWE).

Presence creates the final yet equally important aspect of the triangle of human perceptions associated with the VWE. You will ...

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