Virtual Distance International and Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education Expands Partnership to Provide Unique Solutions to Digital-Age Distance Leadership Challenges in the Nordic Countries
The partnership is focused on reducing the impact of Virtual Distance and increasing key performance indicators for Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education participants.
NEW YORK, November 20, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Virtual Distance International (VDI) is a New York-based Predictive Workplace Analytics company providing solutions that increase organizational performance in the digital workplace.
Based on the award-winning research of Virtual Distance by Founder and CEO, Dr. Karen Lojeski along with leading Fortune 2000 companies, VDI has the world's only predictive workplace algorithms that are scientifically validated and precisely reveal the impact of workplace transformation on a company’s critical success factors. Virtual Distance® is the measure of the unintended consequences of collaborative technologies adversely impacting employee performance, customer relationships and supply chain partners – no matter where people are located.
While most organizations believe that geographic separation and demographic cultural differences are the cause of many workplace challenges, including low employee engagement, the VDI data, collected from companies that employ millions of people, show otherwise. When Virtual Distance is properly identified, measured and analyzed, companies readily see enhanced workplace productivity, job satisfaction, employee retention, and ultimately, boosts to the bottom line.
Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) Executive Education has expanded its partnership with Virtual Distance International to further tackle Virtual Distance and the impact on business outcomes. For example, at one global organization employing 18,000 people, Virtual Distance® Analytics revealed that key performance indicators such as on-time, on-budget project delivery was negatively impacted. VDI worked with this organization to target the specific issues causing these problems and consulted with senior leadership to correct for the problem and enhance results.
SSE Executive Education is Northern Europe’s leading partner for executive education and ranked number one in the Nordics within leadership and business development according to the Financial Times. SSE Executive Education develops leaders with a focus on cutting-edge research and initiatives within innovation & entrepreneurship, sustainable growth and finance, and increases competitiveness for companies, organizations and the public sector through transformational change.
SSE Executive Education has successfully utilized the Virtual Distance® Analytics and Leadership Programs in custom management programs for nearly five years. Dozens of worldwide organizations have sent managers through the Virtual Distance® Leadership Program and have found that by reducing Virtual Distance, productivity, project success, job satisfaction and more have increased. The SSE / VDI collaboration will make SSE Executive Education the exclusive provider of VDI assessments and predictive workplace analytics solutions, in the Nordic countries.
Global companies are increasingly requesting help in training their workforces to cope with challenges derived from rising digital transformation and Virtual Distance. Anders Richtnér, CEO of SSE Executive Education champions the expansion by stating: “We’ve been getting so many positive reactions from participants in the VDI Leadership program modules during the past five years. Managers are aware of the fact that virtual distance and digital communication limits their capability to lead and manage a team, but now they are getting the understanding and the tools to overcome these challenges.”
VDI Founder and CEO Dr. Karen Lojeski concludes: “At Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education, we have put hundreds of managers through Virtual Distance Leadership Programs which has increased their company’s success. By expanding our partnership, more organizations will be able to leverage the combined strength of SSE Executive Education expertise and VDI’s proven solutions to address new challenges posed by Digital and Workplace Transformation.”
Virtual Distance International
Virtual Distance International (VDI) is based on the award-winning discovery of Virtual Distance by Founder and CEO, Dr. Karen Lojeski and owns the world's only algorithms that are scientifically validated and precisely reveal where and how Virtual Distance is impacting performance and innovation. VDI pairs these integrated data, assessments, predictive analytics and reporting solutions with prescriptive action plans that once implemented, yield immediate and measurable improvements to performance and innovation. Virtual Distance is a registered trademark of Virtual Distance International.
SSE Executive Education
SSE Executive Education is Northern Europe’s leading partner for executive education and ranked number one in the Nordics within leadership and business development according to the Financial Times. This is where academic research and industry meet. SSE Executive Education develops leaders with a focus on cutting-edge research and initiatives within innovation & entrepreneurship, sustainable growth and finance, and increases competitiveness for companies, organizations and the public sector through transformational change.
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