Center for Advancement of Virtual Organizations

CAVO Virtual Visiting Experts: Q1
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Meet Ali Greene and Tamara Sanderson!
 

Ali is the co-founder and co-author of Remote Works, alongside Tamara Sanderson. Ali has experience growing the fully distributed team at DuckDuckGo from 30 people to nearly 100 people in four years as the former Director of People Ops. She was named a "Remote Expert and Influencer to Watch" by Remote Teams (Acquired by Gusto) and is a frequent speaker and podcast guest on all things Remote Work.

 
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Tamara cut her teeth in design at IDEO, in tech at Google and Automattic (WordPress.com), and in finance and operations at Oliver Wyman and Audax Group. With over 12 years of distributed work experience, largely while traveling the world, with 70 countries and seven continents under her belt, she's passionate about helping others find their own paths and believes in the power of personal autonomy.


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Virtual Leadership Framework

Rawlings, M., Menefee, S., White, G., & Allen, B. (2020). Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations. Northcentral University.

The Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations (CAVO) is a hub of relevant, current information and practices aimed at supporting diverse, industry professionals and educators in all aspects of virtual work. Hosting both research and real-world examples, NCU’s CAVO partners with external experts around the remote workforce, innovations in virtual work, and supporting technologies to grow a knowledge base and expertise.

Virtual. Remote. What's the difference?

A virtual organization is one where employees engage in a limited physical corporate office presence, connecting remotely via technology.

A remote job is one where an employee works at other locations often returning to a corporate office.

Although the terms virtual and remote are often used interchangeably, virtual work happens through teams or individuals operating at a distance with some degree of self-direction and autonomy (Burma, 2014; Caillier, 2013; McCann & Kohntopp, 2019).

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CAVO News Release


Burma, Z. A. (2014). New organization structures: Virtual organizations. International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 6(2), 18-27.
Caillier, J. G. (2013). Are teleworkers less likely to report leave intentions in the United States federal government than non-teleworkers are? The American Review of Public Administration, 43(1), 72–88. doi:10.1177/0275074011425084
McCann, J., & Kohntopp, T. (2019). Virtual leadership in organizations: Potential competitive Advantage? SAM Advanced Management Journal, 84(3), 26–39