Welcome to your Organization Virtual Readiness Assessment. You have exclusive access to this Virtual Work Readiness Assessment that can be adapted to initially assess any organization's readiness for a mobile, virtual, flexible work environment.

There is no actual score to this assessment. It is a way to initiate conversations and information gathering. It provides a guideline for what aspects of the organization impact (or are impacted by) working virtually.

Upon analysis of your organization's readiness, you may want to get a complete assessment with the help of professionals. Trina Hoefling and Kathy Kacher are available at The Smart Workplace to provide coaching and consultation. The Smart Workplace can also assist your organization with professional organization assessments conducted by TSW experts.

Name Business Email Phone Number

How effectively does current information technology infrastructure support remote access and collaborative tools?


1 out of 40

What is the attitude towards virtual work here? (Seen as mainstream, special circumstances, exception, perk?)

2 out of 40

Does the organization’s budget adequately support equipping and supporting remote team members?

3 out of 40

Are mechanisms in place for knowledge management, access and sharing?

4 out of 40

Can information be shared quickly and fully enough, regardless of location?

5 out of 40

How do the organization’s culture and values support or contradict virtual work?

6 out of 40

Do the collaborative tools function in a way that is easy and supports business processes and people’s needs?

7 out of 40

What is the organization's overall management style? Communication style? Meeting style?

8 out of 40

Do all have needed access to tools and training?

9 out of 40

How does the organization handle equipment and network issues?

10 out of 40

Will any additional long-term IT support be needed for virtual workers?

11 out of 40

Do team members know how to fully utilize the collaborative communication tools available, and are they comfortable sustaining relationships through tool usage?

12 out of 40

Will virtual work have any impact on the customer that needs to be considered?

13 out of 40

Is bandwidth adequate everywhere it will be needed?

14 out of 40

How might security policies need to change in an electronically connected environment?

15 out of 40

How might the way teams work together change if virtual teams are implemented?

16 out of 40

How supportive is the union regarding virtual work?

17 out of 40

What is your competition doing with virtual work?

18 out of 40

How well are facilities designed to accommodate more team meeting spaces? Drop-in cubicles?

19 out of 40

What communication plans, educational campaigns, and other change management strategies need to be implemented?

20 out of 40

What resources (time, facilities, budget) are set aside for virtual team development and project planning activities?

21 out of 40

Which job families and functions are virtually conducive?

22 out of 40

What are the management constraints? Supports? At what levels or divisions?

23 out of 40

How do remote locations communicate and report to the rest of the organization?

24 out of 40

How is productivity measured? How will that change virtually?

25 out of 40

What are the Human Resources constraints or supports? Training?

26 out of 40

Overall, what do people like about virtual work or teams? Dislike?

27 out of 40

How committed is the organization’s leadership to virtual work as a strategic initiative?

28 out of 40

What systems are set up that support and measure virtual work?

29 out of 40

What beliefs does your organization have about compensation and incentives? Do these change in a team or virtual environment?

30 out of 40

Do performance reviews recognize work across boundaries and collaboration?

31 out of 40

How are employees career pathed? How will that change in a virtual environment?

32 out of 40

How well do current business processes support virtual workflows?

33 out of 40

Are Human Resources, Organization Development, Corporate Communications, and other functions able to adjust their delivery mechanisms and policies or procedures to support virtual work? How does training currently get done? How is that impacted by remote employees?

34 out of 40

Do people know how to fully utilize collaborative apps and digitial tools?

35 out of 40

How well do team leaders rally their teams around a common purpose, and maintain commitment and productivity, regardless of virtual team members?

36 out of 40

Can delivery systems get resources and tools to the people when needed, regardless of location?

37 out of 40

Can training, product updates, and mentoring be delivered virtually, or in combination with face to face?

38 out of 40

Are people trained in remote operations, netiquette and voicemail etiquette?

39 out of 40

What is the greatest challenge that a virtual team member faces? A virtual manager?

40 out of 40

You've taken a great step to being an even more effective virtual leader!