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How 3 associations manage, engage their far-flung staffers

Videoconferencing makes it possible to work with employees physically located anywhere, but keeping the human connection is vital


June 21, 2019
By Martin Berman-Gorvine

To make remote working work, associations must develop a supportive culture and stay in close contact with employees who may live across town or across the country, according to CEOs of groups that make heavy use of such arrangements.

Teleworking is becoming more the usual rather than the exception, especially among smaller groups that could be considered virtual associations, such as the Angel Capital Association and the Archery Trade Association. But working remotely is also common among larger groups such as NACE International—The Worldwide Corrosion Authority. Regardless of size, it’s always necessary to ensure that remote staffers feel part of the association family.