When teaching virtual leadership, sometimes “hands-on” means “wheels-up.”
That’s the approach software developer ScrollMotion Inc. took when it sent five employees to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in August. The trip was part of a leadership development program that taught virtual management, a skill the company values with offices in New York and San Diego, and clients all over the country.
As a small company with big growth aspirations, ScrollMotion is similar to most startups — its workforce is full of young employees early in their careers. The company’s Chief Operations Officer, Doug Pierce, said such demographics result in managerial roles filled with people who lack leadership experience. Many new managers have trouble working with each other virtually and collaborating across offices.
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