Because the covid pandemic caused many firms to entirely adapt their processes to the internet environment, the “Live Virtual Movement” has gained a lot of relevance. The experts in this course explore how to succeed at virtual work by altering mindsets and doing everything in our power to preserve the social components of employment. Yet, they also emphasise the drawbacks of remote work and how to deal with them.
Furthermore, the growth of digital technology and the Internet has also meant that we are living more of our lives “virtually” in general and that technology is playing a bigger role in our daily lives (how we work, socialise or interact with others), often for the better but occasionally for the worse. Moreover, advancements in digital technology have made it possible for increased globalisation, which has resulted in the emergence of virtual/digital currencies (such as bitcoin) and digital assets (such as digital art). The “Live Virtual Movement” has disturbed our way of life as we know it.
Expert contributors come from the USA and the UK and work in the fields of occupational psychology, leadership coaching, big tech, newspaper, television, policy and academia.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to
- Evaluate how crucial it is to preserve interpersonal relationships and trust when you move to a hybrid or virtual workplace.
- Discuss the value of having strong ethics boards in businesses to address the effect of digital technology (such as mobile phones and computers) on well-being in all virtual spaces.
- Determine issues with smart device security and biases related to AI algorithms.
- Critically address the often ignored environmental issues raised by technology that facilitate virtual living.