Virtual work practices, in particular remote project teams and telecommuters, are increasingly common. Here are some facts from a study conducted earlier this year of 510 managers and staff at large and small organizations throughout the United States.
|▪ Percentage who engage in virtual work:|
|At least once a week||46%|
|▪ Percentage whose managers are not located in the same office||31%|
|▪ Percentage who have never met the virtual team they work with face-to-face||84%|
|▪ Percentage who are concerned that virtual work may have a potential negative impact on business relationships||23%|
|▪ Percentage who agree or strongly agree that virtual meetings save time and money||91%|
|Source: Meetings in America III, a study commissioned by WorldCom Conferencing. For more results, visit http://e-meetings.wcom.com.|