- Cowboys and Gunslingers :: Remote Worker, Telecommuter, Flexible Worker, Digital Worker, Virtual Employee, Virtual Team Member
They live in a World of Virtual Chaos and operate by the seat of their pants and are notorious for just winging it. A very disorganized bunch. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. They don't have a clue as to what the hell a Virtual Organization is and they don't care to know either. A veritable army of "doing the best I can under the circumstances," fakes, hucksters, clowns, charlatans and impostors pretending to be "Virtual Organization Consultants, Trainers, Experts, Leaders and Executives."
- The Military :: A Virtual Organization
It consists of the following: Virtual Organization Leader, Virtual Organization Executive, Virtual Organization Leadership Executive, and Virtual Organization Leadership Force Executive.
- Enlisted Soldiers :: Virtual Organization Leader
They are trained by Virtual Organization Executives or Virtual Organization Leadership Executives within their virtual organization unit or department. They are primarily engaged in Collaboration activities.
- Commissioned Officers :: Virtual Organization Executive
In collaboration with either Virtual Organization Management Institute or Virtual Organization Leadership, they receive their formal Virtual Organization Leadership Executive Training, Assessment and Certification at VOMI Virtual Organization Academy.
A Virtual Organization Executive is primarily responsible for the training and supervision of Virtual Organization Leaders within his virtual organization unit or department.
- Commanding Officers :: Virtual Organization Leadership Executive
Virtual Organization Executives who have been awarded the Virtual Organization Leadership Executive Award by VOMI Virtual Organization Academy for outstanding performance are also awarded by Virtual Organization Leadership the formal Virtual Organization Leadership Executive designation.
A Virtual Organization Leadership Executive has ultimate responsibility for a virtual organization unit or department consisting strictly of Virtual Organization Leaders and Virtual Organization Executives.
- Commanding Generals :: Virtual Organization Leadership Force Executive
A Virtual Organization Leadership Force Executive has ultimate responsibility for an entire Virtual Organization Leadership Force: A Virtual Organization consisting strictly of Virtual Organization Leaders, Virtual Organization Executives, and Virtual Organization Leadership Executives.
A Virtual Organization Leadership Force Executive is required to participate in the Chief Virtual Organization Architect (CVOA) 2-Year Program at Virtual Organization Management Institute - an advanced virtual organization leadership training program for virtual organization leadership executives who are entrusted with the responsibility to LEAD an entire virtual organization.
Yes, I am talking about you - it's the truth, and I don't really care if you are offended. The point being, I have spent the last 20 years :: and quite aggressively over the past 10 years :: evangelizing directly to Forbes Global 2000 Executives and Global 5000 Executives and Governments on the need for Virtual Organizations - NOT Remote Workers - in order to effectively respond to crises pertaining to both Business Continuity of Operations and Government Continuity of Operations in a virtual organization environment. Therefore, they can't claim ignorance, getting blindsided, or being caught flat-footed due to events beyond their control. Myopia is more like it!
Trying to manage Remote Workers is the equivalent of trying to herd cats - good luck with that!
There will be all sorts of sensational horror stories and anecdotal evidence about Remote Worker Misconduct, Loss of Productivity, Criminal Mischief, Misappropriation of Company Documents and Other Assets, and Theft of Intellectual Property.
The founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute is also the founder of the virtual organization management discipline pioneered since 1997.