Virtual Culture and the Church

January 16, 2018
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Podcast Episode #398

Bryan Miles returns to the podcast to discuss how the virtual work environment is affecting churches and how churches can benefit from virtual workers.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Culture is equally important to revenue in the workplace.
  • You don’t have to have a physical office to be successful in your work.
  • Churches will soon have a huge opportunity as space is left behind by commercial office downsizing.

About Bryan Miles & Virtual Culture

Bryan Miles is CEO & Co-founder of BELAY. Bryan (alongside his wife, Shannon) lead a US-based virtual solutions company that has over 550 people on payroll … all working from home, virtually. BELAY provides business-grade virtual services such as assistants, bookkeepers, copywriters, and webmasters – to leaders and fast-paced organizations and churches across the country. Their robust selection of services allows your organization to scale when and where you need it most.

It’s the twenty-first century, yet most companies maintain a twentieth century corporate culture. Despite instant communication and collaboration through wireless computers and smartphones, employers needlessly rent or own office space. Bryan Miles has a reality check for you: the future of business is virtual, and it’s going to take more than technology upgrades for you to upgrade your workplace environment. In Virtual Culture, visionary entrepreneur Bryan Miles champions the benefits of remote working, which will save your company tons of money and create an atmosphere of trust between you and your employees. Productivity comes from people completing their tasks in a timely, professional, adult manner, not from mandatory daily attendance in a sea of cubicles and offices. When you recognize and respect your employees’ time inside and outside work hours, giving them the freedom to work from home, you will retain amazing talent and create a result-oriented virtual culture as a forward-thinking employer that embraces the future of work.


Episode Sponsors

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