Aneika L Simmons

Professor at Sam Houston State University


Remotely Operated - Managing Scattered Teams
distributed teams

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While work environments where employees don’t occupy the same physical space are commonly called “remote” or “distributed”, these terms don’t adequately describe the stress of doing your job seperated from your colleagues. A more accurate terms is “scattered”, and this talk will provide guidelines for managing scattered teams.

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Dr. Aneika Simmons is a Full Professor at Sam Houston State University. Her research interests are primarily related to creative performance, fairness, diversity issues, and individual differences. Dr. Simmons teaches courses about teamwork, leadership, organization behavior, corporate social responsibility, and human resources at Sam Houston State University. She completed her doctorate degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at Texas A&M University. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Dr. Simmons worked for Accenture and Cap Gemini Ernst and Young as an information technology consultant. She also has a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Houston. Further, she obtained her undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems at the McCombs Business School of the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving her Master’s degree, Dr. Simmons began to regularly visit academic campuses to give motivational speeches on decision making and goal setting. She has also conducted many employee focused workshops, for example, she has recently she has conducted workshops for employees and faculty on the following subjects: Decision Making for the Public Employee, Leading with Creativity and Innovation, and Verbal and Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace for Managers. Currently, she is frequently asked to speak at technology conferences where she focuses on managing stress and burnout. As a professor, she continues to presents her research at both domestic and international academic conferences.