In his recently released explosive new analysis of the intersection between technology and the modern workforce, Generation Virtual: The Next Generation Workforce & Workforce Virtualization Implications on Environment, Society, and Enterprises, Dr. Shehab explores the impact of technology, and the growing demand for remote work on the daily operations of businesses. In this light, instead of forcing younger workers to adapt and adhere to a framework built for the generations that came before them, Dr. Shehab advocates for informed, incremental change before Generation V hits the working world in 2025.
Advances in technology have rendered remote work possible on a broad scale for a vast array of industries. While acknowledging that certain occupations, such as working as a barista, require an in-person presence, Dr. Shehab challenges readers to consider whether flexible working arrangement could lead to happier and more productive employees. Additionally, the coronavirus and the potential for many workers of all ages to experience telecommuting for the first time, only enhance Generation Virtual’s timeliness.
Dr. Shehab’s forward-looking research is also a warning to organizations that are unable or unwilling to adapt. Companies that fail to respect the emerging needs of the Generation V workforce will struggle to recruit, retain, and communicate meaningfully with their employees. On the other hand, those that embrace change are likely to discover hidden advantages of virtualization. As an illustration, without the constraints of physical location or commuting distances to a physical office, recruiters will be able to expand their search to encompass anyone, anywhere. In the words of Dr. Shehab, the arrival of Generation V will produce “a tsunami of change.”
Preparing for this unprecedented wave, will require a keen understanding of the dynamics at play and an intimate knowledge of the generation poised to be in the driver seat. That is why, business owners, leaders, and human resources managers alike can benefit from Dr. Shehab’s insights into how Generation V relates to the workforce. Generation Virtual is designed to help readers understand technology from the standpoint of a generation that was born, raised, and socialized alongside it. Taking into account the fact that Generation V constitutes both a growing portion of employee pools and customer bases, failing to comprehend the importance of technology is a costly mistake.
The virtualization of the workplace is both exhilarating and challenging; and although, this movement has become unavoidable, understanding the generation V that is at its forefront, is the best way to take advantage of it.
With this book, Dr. Shehab unlocks this concept and allows us to keep moving forward and better. As our economies develop financially, the relative importance of environmental and societal concerns increases and that has led many organizations to implement Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. Dr. Shehab does not ignore these concerns and examines workforce virtualization’s impact on various environmental and societal issues.
About the author:
Dr. Shehab is a professor at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada; where he teaches several business-related courses. He earned his doctoral degree in management from the University of Phoenix in 2013, focusing on Virtual Working. For the last 15 years, he has researched Workforce Virtualization. His book, entitled, “Generation Virtual” represents the summary of his findings. Dr. Shehab is the CEO and Founder of ENCADE Corporation. Under his leadership, a team of experts develops new business management systems for administering the next generation of the virtual workforce. Ultimately creating a book of knowledge, and guidance, for managing the next generation workers and virtual enterprises. More information on Dr. Shehab can be found on his website https://faisalshehab.com/
About the book:
Generation Virtual: The Next Generation Workforce & Workforce Virtualization Implications on Environment, Society, and Enterprises is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
Release ID: 88965117