Enter Your Quote to Win a Free Pass to an Upcoming vPanel on Managing Virtual Teams

March 17, 2010 by  

Hello Folks  – I am going to be a panelist on a virtual event next Monday (the event described below) and the hosts have provided me with 2 free tickets to give away. So if you are interested in attending the Building and Managing Effective Virtual Teams vpanel, put your name into the hat to win a free ticket by using the comments section below this post to contribute a favorite or poignant quotation about any aspect of virtual work. It can be a famous quote, or something you heard, or a quote of your own.

You only have a couple of days, on Friday afternoon I will select 2 names at random from the contributors to each receive a free pass. I will not choose based on the ‘best’ quotes, and you only have 2 days, so don’t be shy. Just a fun way to get some food for thought and give away the tickets.

To get the wheel turning I am going to offer a great quote that I believe relates to virtual teams, and in managing virtual workers in particular:

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

and Jason wants to share one of his favorites and a classic mobile work/telework quote:

“Work is something you do, not some place you go.” ~ Unknown

Now it’s your turn. Learn more about the vpanel below and contribute a quote in the comments section of this post.

Here is some info about the event:

Building and Managing Effective Virtual Teams

Monday, March 22, 2010 – 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 Pm PT

Virtual company. Mobile workforce. Home-based business.

Whatever you call it, more managers are leading employees outside of the traditional office setting. In fact, by 2013, 75.5% of the U.S. workforce will be made up of mobile workers, according to IDC.

Today’s technology makes it easier for businesses regardless of size and across all services and industries, to benefit from being virtual. But how do you know if you’re recruiting the right people for a virtual environment? And how do you keep those people engaged and productive when your team is geographically dispersed?

If you manage or recruit employees for a virtual company, or are a remote worker yourself, please join me and other expert panelists to learn how today’s effective virtual companies are building cohesive teams and becoming more profitable during Shift Worldwide’s interactive, 90-minute March 22 vPanel on Building and Managing Effective Virtual Teams.


Now just enter your favorite quote about any aspect of virtual work in the comment section below for a chance to win!

  • We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.

  • We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas.

  • muchtested

    Who first invented work, and bound the free
    And holiday-rejoicing spirit down
    To that dry drudgery at the desk’s dead wood?
    Sabbathless Satan!
    – Charles Lamb

  • ariebaan

    Virtual reality? Isn't all reality virtual?

  • It's a whole lot cheaper, faster, and greener to move bits than butts!

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  • NameJulie DeMarco

    Getting there is 1/2 the challenge + fun, working there is the other 1/2 of desire = pleasure

  • NameJulie DeMarco

    Getting there is 1/2 the challenge + fun, working there is the other 1/2 of desire = Pleasure #1

  • Big thanks to everyone for sharing your quotes. They are all great! The Charles Lamb one is dark but Jason and I both loved it. Even though the contest is over please feel free to post your favorite quotes anyway.

  • dreammace

    Millionnaire's don't go to school, they're born geniuses, they use they skills to achieve their goals. School if for people who have no imagination and want limited salaries.

  • DougieRea

    If you love your work and do it well and are well-paid to do it, then it isn't work.