PSY FPX 6710 Assessment 5 Virtual Excellence
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PSY FPX 6710 Assessment 5 Virtual Excellence

PSY FPX 6710 Assessment 5 Virtual Excellence


Capella University

PSY FPX 6710 Principles of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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Virtual or remote work gained significant traction during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of global isolation mandates. Technology and Industrial and Organizational psychologists played vital roles in facilitating virtual work by providing training, policy development, and productivity assessments. Despite this, post-pandemic narratives suggest a push for employees to return to physical offices, raising questions about the productivity of remote workers. This presentation explores the characteristics of effective virtual employees, productivity factors, fostering innovation, and strategies for measuring, maintaining, and enhancing virtual teams, focusing on Company V as a case study.

What Makes a Good Virtual Employee?

In identifying suitable candidates for remote positions, qualities such as dependability, adaptability, teachability, and resilience are paramount. The “Great 8” competency model delineates eight essential characteristics for high-performing employees, applicable to both traditional and virtual work environments. Studies highlight the significance of certain skills like technology proficiency and communication in virtual settings, along with the necessity for trust in remote teams.

Virtual Productivity and Management

Achieving productivity goals in virtual settings requires effective communication, policy coordination, and technology integration. Platforms like Microsoft Teams facilitate remote communication, while policies ensure accountability. Technology aids in monitoring and analyzing remote work, with tools like Power BI assisting in data evaluation. Incentive programs, coupled with technological solutions, foster engagement and productivity in virtual teams.

PSY FPX 6710 Assessment 5 Virtual Excellence

Leadership and Innovation

Transformational leadership plays a pivotal role in fostering innovation within virtual teams. Studies demonstrate that transformational leadership encourages independent thinking and innovation acceptance. Leveraging technology for meetings and collaboration enhances innovation, while quantitative measures track performance and innovation implementation.

Training and Development

Remote team training can occur onsite or remotely, with remote training being more cost-effective. A three-step program—sowing, nurturing, and flourishing—can enhance virtual team efficiency. Sowing encourages innovation and identifies concerns, nurturing establishes role clarity and shared objectives, and flourishing promotes continuous growth through collaboration and development.

Measuring and Monitoring

Quantitative and qualitative methods, including mixed methods research, enable the measurement of remote productivity. Platforms like SPSS and Teramind facilitate quantitative analysis, while qualitative data offers insights into productivity trends and areas for improvement. Continuous training and communication ensure sustained results.

How to Implement

Implementing virtual work initiatives requires thorough training and communication with management. Virtual meetings, organized information dissemination, and patience in teaching ensure effective implementation. Feedback loops between management and teams enhance understanding and adoption of virtual work practices.


Re-establishing virtual work at Company V promises increased productivity and employee engagement. Utilizing data-driven approaches and continuous training ensures ongoing success and aligns with Company V’s goals. Effective communication and collaboration between managers and teams are crucial for sustaining positive outcomes in virtual work environments.


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PSY FPX 6710 Assessment 5 Virtual Excellence