n. A manager who directs employees from a remote location such as home or a central office.
The "virtual manager" who relies mainly on voicemail or e-mail to stay in touch with employees may be failing his/her staff by providing inadequate face time, according to a recent nationwide survey developed by RHI Consulting.
Mike Juby is a typical new-style homeworker. He lives and works from an old detached Victorian house in the Norfolk countryside. A virtual manager for Syncordia Solutions, he is responsible for a team of more than a hundred people dispersed around the UK.
These ideas can help you start along the road toward becoming a virtual manager.