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Managing Without Walls: Maximize Success with Virtual, Global, and Cross-Cultural Teams by Kevin Wegryn, Colleen Garton

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Definition of a Virtual Manager

To understand what a virtual manager is, you must understand how the virtual manager differs from other types of managers. There are hundreds of different types of managers and management structures, all with their own idiosyncrasies. However, most of them fit into one of the following three broad categories:

  • Traditional– The non-virtual manager

  • Virtual– The virtual manager

  • Virtual hybrid– A combination of the traditional and the virtual manager

Traditional management is still the primary form of management across all industries. However, within certain industries, a very different picture emerges. In technology and consulting organizations and, most particularly, in global organizations, the traditional management ...

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