Advantages Of Lojeski's Virtual Distance Leadership Model

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Lojeski’s Virtual Distance Leadership Model As technology improves, businesses expand and recruitment pools decrease, organizations contemplate ways to, not only reduce the overhead costs of doing business but, to attract new talent in a competitive employment marketplace (Darleen, 2012). To do so, many organizations have redefined what it means to ‘go to work’, in terms of not only the act of getting there, but how work is accomplished and where (Lojeski & Yuva, 2008). A study conducted three years ago by the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported that almost half of the organizations surveyed utilized virtual teams (Minton-Eversole, 2012). Anyone who conducts business using mobile technology devices is considered…show more content…
Yet, in a unique paradoxical way, the convenience of being able to avoid face to face interaction, or any means of transport, becomes inconvenient and sometimes ineffective due a phenomenon known as virtual distance (Lojeski & Reilly, 2007). While the dynamics of conducting business virtually present appealing opportunities in terms of staff flexibility, cost effectiveness and the elimination of geographical barriers (Pacuraru, 2012), virtual distance presents obstacles that leaders must strive, continuously, to overcome (Lojeski & Reilly,…show more content…
Traditional hierarchical companies are now flattening their leadership models to facilitate involvement of staff, throughout all levels within their organization (Gil-Estallo, Dolors, Aparicio-Valverde, Ferruz-Periz & Escardibul-Ferra, 2000). Technology advancement provides the mechanisms for this communication to occur in the form of emails, shared sites, instant messaging, teleconferencing and a host of other alternatives to face-to-face

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