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If you think this is just another podcast, think again. We are the heart and soul of crucial conversations focused on helping you reimagine your tomorrow and exploring the convergence of people, technology and business. Geeks Geezers Googlization is hosted by Ira S Wolfe.

Dec 22, 2023

Welcome to GGG Unleashed! Gretchen Naso, President of RKL Virtual Management Solutions, sits down with host Bill Keller to unravel the complexities of building and leading remote teams. If you're a business leader, HR professional, or entrepreneur looking to navigate the changing landscape of remote work, this episode is a must-listen.

Join us as Gretchen shares the impetus behind starting RKL Virtual and the trends that led to its exponential growth. Discover the challenges and benefits of incorporating overseas teams into a domestic workforce, and gain insights into managing a global team for optimum efficiency.

In this engaging and unfiltered conversation, you'll uncover practical strategies and valuable takeaways, including the importance of intentionality in leading remote teams, the nuances of incorporating hybrid models, and how to enhance team dynamics to foster growth and success in a virtual environment.

Tune in to hear Gretchen Naso reveal the secrets to remote team management and revolutionize your approach to building and sustaining virtual empires.

Key Takeaways:

1. Impact of Remote Work on the Accounting Industry: The shift to remote work in the accounting industry is influenced by trends, such as shortages in the profession with baby boomers retiring and fewer students entering the industry. The use of cloud-based technology has opened doors to alternatives in staffing and productivity.

2. Adapting Management Style for Remote Teams: Managing remote teams requires intentional effort to establish trust, understand work styles, and maintain engagement. Remote meetings also demand innovative practices to hold participants' attention and ensure their active involvement.

3. Benefits of Global Team Integration: Overcoming challenges and fostering a positive cultural exchange is essential in managing global teams. Incorporating overseas staff can bring fresh perspectives, work ethic, and enhance diversity within the team.