On this week's Working Week podcast, Wayne is joined by writer and management journalist, Phil Whiteley, who is co-author of a new book published next month, How to Manage in a Flat World.
Wayne and Phil discuss how businesses today are often stretched across different locations and different time zones and increasingly communicate using online tools rather than face-to-face. All of which means that managers increasingly need to manage and motivate a team that often spans continents.
So if everything is more fluid, just do managers communicate and motivate in flattened companies? How can they maintain a work-life balance when technology means they are always available? And do they ever need to meet anyone in person again?
Interesting stuff, and well worth a listen.
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