In keeping with the COVID-19 crisis and the rise of virtual teams in the home office, I signed my author contract for my fourth book today. It is scheduled for release between June and July 2020. In this case, I write the book without a co-author and it replays my experience in the home office and virtual teams of the last 5 years. The author’s contract was signed today and the book is already ready and is being prepared by Springer for publication.


Collaborate at a distance using technology, is not only a major issue since today. For a long time, this type of work as inefficient and difficult. In recent years, numerous new technologies and working methods significantly simplifies virtual work and the virus pandemic COVID-19 in 2020 companies even forced 100% virtually from the home office at times.

The content of this essential sme are recommendations for action on the virtual collaboration of teams. The recommendations are divided into technological, work-methodological and management aspects, which are and students of business administration and business informatics as an input for further research and management consultants, project managers as well as help leaders in strategy development.

Who this essential should be read

  • Lecturers and students of the Business Administration and Business Informatics
  • Management consultants, project managers and Executives at the interface between business and IT


  • Virtual teams
  • Remote Work
  • Homeoffice
  • Cloud Computing
  • Company

I blog about the impact of digitalization on our working environment. For this purpose, I present content from science in a practical way and show helpful tips from my everyday work. I am a manager in an SME myself and I wrote my doctoral thesis at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg at the chair of IT Management.

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