Managing virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

(cartoon via Marketing and strategy innovation blog ) Together with Sibrenne Wagenaar I wrote a Dutch article of 15,000 characters on virtual teamwork. During the literature review one of the best articles we found is the article called Managing Virtual teams by Lisa Kimball.

Working in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

tools to support the work of international virtual teams for a thematic issue about globalization. Since there is not much room (15.000 characters) we have a relative narrow focus on small teams dealing with a clear, time-delinated project. They write about teams, networks and communities and hence have taken a much wider focus. and suggest that 'normal' teams could learn from it too. By the way, we know that virtual teams are real teams.

Do People in Virtual Teams Need Face Time?

Michael Sampson - Currents

”), one of the questions from a delegate in the discussion was about virtual teams, and whether face-to-face (in-person) time was necessary. One of the letters I did write though was called V is for Visiting Team Members , which is in the same concept stream as the question above.

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Pathways into working in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm not sure if I linked already to the article that I wrote with Sibrenne about tools for virtual teams - (because it is in Dutch I may not have linked it on this blog but here it is for any interested Dutch speaking persons). Tags: technology introduction virtual teams I'm working with Mark Turpin and Sibrenne Wagenaar on a study into impact evaluation of knowledge management interventions for the IKM emergent research programme.

The social networks of virtual teams - The Bumble Bee

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Manifesto | About | Contact | Library | Gallery | Archives | Site map The social networks of virtual teams April 21, 2006 | article by Ken Thompson in Bioteams Features (83) Stumble It! Such a team may be the last to know of important changes in its environment.

The AppGap » Connecting … Virtual Teams: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Connecting … Virtual Teams by Patti Anklam February 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm · Filed under Distributed Work , Enterprise 2.0 , Web 2.0 and how the social networking tools could be used to enhance the connectivity of virtual teams.

Why Social Networking Can Mean Serious Business for Your Virtual Teams

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Read about Guided Insights blended facilitation services and our Bridging the Distance Webinars for more about fostering greater collaboration among your teams, whether face-to-face or virtual. Reflect your team demographics when choosing the best social networking tools.

Is Video Conferencing a Good Substitute for Face-to-face Meetings?

Leading Virtually

A case in point is a study by Carlos Ferran and Stephanie Watts, published in September 2008 in Management Science. When air travel to and from several European cities was curtailed due to volcanic ash, people adopted Skype and other video conferencing tools in lieu of travel.

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Is Video Conferencing a Good Substitute for Face-to-face Meetings?

Leading Virtually

A case in point is a study by Carlos Ferran and Stephanie Watts, published in September 2008 in Management Science. When air travel to and from several European cities was curtailed due to volcanic ash, people adopted Skype and other video conferencing tools in lieu of travel.

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The Importance of Face-to-Face Meetings - At Particular Times, and At Regular Times

Michael Sampson - Currents

Stephen shares an experience at a firm he founded regarding the importance of face-to-face meetings : " At Hartwell Pacific, the global metal recycling company I founded in 1993 and exited in 2008, I was operating factories in six different cities in four countries, so developing an effective global management system was critical. Collaboration Collaboration Culture Virtual Teams

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Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Virtual teams benefit from explicit processes and it is worth investing time in them. for Luddites on 13 Aug 2008 at 1:11 pm [.]

Understanding the Real Structure within Your Organization with NetAge OrgScope

Portals and KM

Moving beyond reporting relationships, OrgScope also maps team memberships (which LDAP similarly captures through permission structures), information flows, and workflows, which together give more complete pictures of the organizational network.

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Bioteams Practitioners Network Launched

The Bumble Bee

Network Membership is open to both Organisations and Individuals who are interested in applying Bioteams principles to the design of enterprises, organisations, networks, communities, groups and teams. Mobile/virtual teams (e.g.

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Biology and High Performance Teams

The Bumble Bee

Listen to Ken Thompson and Lisa Kimball answer questions on how biological thinking can be used to make teams, networks, communities and groups more effective on a live call hosted by The Plexus Institute. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Green Chameleon » Touch

Green Chameleon

And why do organisations insist on believing they can completely remove face to face meetings – basic human contact – from their virtual teams and communities of practice once they have put collaboration infrastructure in place?

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Great Team Leaders: Chess or Draughts players?

The Bumble Bee

According to Marcus Buckingham in his book The one thing you need to know mediocre leaders think of each of their team members as draughts pieces (interchangeable) but good leaders think of them as chess pieces (unique). musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

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Charlene Li on 60 Minutes

Portals and KM

I've been having great conversations with Nancy Settle-Murphy about how these technologies can be put to use to support virtual teams. The first of our articles, Why Social Networking Can Mean Serious Business for Teams , has just been published in Nancy's monthly eZine I've long admired Charlene Li's thoughtful research on collaboration, social networks, and web 2.0. She writes this morning that she will be on 60 Minutes ("THE 60 Minutes!"

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Teambuilding 2.0

The Bumble Bee

Executive team building: stop wasting their time ). GoCrossOffice integrate both virtual and physical elements into their team games. Teams meet in the real world to collaborate and discuss strategy around a game that takes place virtually.

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Bad leaders cause their team health problems

The Bumble Bee

BBC News reports on work by a team of Swedish researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University which shows that "inconsiderate bosses not only make work stressful, they may also increase the risk of heart disease for their employees.".

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Consequential Ideas for 2009

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

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The team with one member

The Bumble Bee

I am the team! Crowd intelligence does not work for most other forms of co-operative work - just putting a group of footballers on a pitch will not make them a good team. This is the title of a chapter in Why Teams don't work by Robbins and Finley.

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How to start a movement

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

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Which teams need bioteams: free bioscore calculator

The Bumble Bee

I explained previously how to spot if a team or community or network was a bioteam - a team with a life of its own , where well-established models of team simply do not work. Checkout your teams bio-score with this free flash-based Bioscore Calculator. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Bioteams: P2P Foundation Book of the Week

The Bumble Bee

Bioteaming is not about us all behaving like ants or bees - rather it is about how we incorporate natural principles, based on 10 million years hard won evolutionary experience to make smart human teams much more effective and how we can use technology to help!".

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Bioteams Practitioners Network: Update

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

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Another way to slice up your phases for driving your Social Media project…

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Or it might refer to staffing and training the team. Projects that try to “run&# out the gate often end up “running&# the wrong direction or take so long to reach fruition that the teams involved lose steam, commitment or even a clear understanding of what they were trying to do in the first place. Other projects have never looked past “crawl&# and get out the door and leave the team thinking “huh, now what?&#

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Small Team Collaboration: Seven Key Beliefs To Work As A Great Team

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Print this article | Read this article in: | IT | ES | January 10, 2008 ? Small Team Collaboration: Seven Key Beliefs To Work As A Great Team What makes great teams be such? Is it a matter of coincidental matters that some teams perform systematically above average or being a high performance team is due to specific traits of those that make the team up? In biological teams there is nothing between stimulus and response.

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Another way to slice up your phases for driving your Social Media project…

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Or it might refer to staffing and training the team. Projects that try to “run&# out the gate often end up “running&# the wrong direction or take so long to reach fruition that the teams involved lose steam, commitment or even a clear understanding of what they were trying to do in the first place. Other projects have never looked past “crawl&# and get out the door and leave the team thinking “huh, now what?&#

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seamless teamwork

Engineers without Fears

A longer review may appear elsewhere but for now, let me say it's pretty nifty and I've already recommended it to some people who are using Sharepoint for team collaboration. If you're new to managing virtual teams but not using Sharepoint then it's still worth a look. brainstorming, vision setting, team building) to Sharepoint functionality is impressive. A couple of weeks ago, I got a copy of Michael Sampson's Seamless Teamwork.

Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008 - The Collaborative Map - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Print this article | Read this article in: | IT | ES | November 25, 2008 ? Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008 - The Collaborative Map The Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008, Collaborative Map is a live editable map of over 150 of the best free and low-cost online collaboration tools available, picked and selected by passionate users like you and me. Need to manage your online team, send instant messages to the group or do a quick and effective video conference?

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Missing links

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

MB) Source Communications of the ACM archive Volume 51 , Issue 4 (April 2008) table of contents The psychology of security: why do good users make bad decisions? Pages 76-81 Year of Publication: 2008 ISSN:0001-0782 Authors Ilan Oshri Rotterdam School of Management in Erasmus, the Netherlands. Managing the life cycle of virtual teams. Communication and trust in global virtual teams. Situated learning in cross-functional virtual teams.

The tension in collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.” Four Groups Blog 24/8/2008 The Tension in Collaboration Summary There is a tension at the heart of our efforts to collaborate.

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Leadership Maxims, Avoiding a CoP Mid-Life Crisis, Library Clips, Knowledge and Learning Toolkit, Ten Commandments for Business Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Healthy communities mature into "influence structures" or active teams of peers who demand or are asked to take on influential roles in their organizations. These teams set short- and long-term goals, establish formal roles and structures, and assume vital organizational tasks. Force Field Analysis - Force Field Analysis enables teams to work out what their goals are, and systematically to identify the forces for and against achieving them.

Effective Collaboration: Chaos in Collaboration: Pitfalls to Avoid, Steps to Success (Part 5 of 5)

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Resources Library Currents (the blog) Seamless Teamwork Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us « Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (March 21, 2008) | Main | Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (March 25, 2008) » Chaos in Collaboration: Pitfalls to Avoid, Steps to Success (Part 5 of 5) This is Part 5 of the Chaos in Collaboration series.

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Getting to Know Collective and Collaborative :: Personal InfoCloud

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Read More] Tracked on Apr 8, 2008 6:35:15 AM Comments So could the homepage for delicious be seen as a collaborative creation, where as a user page(with accompanying tags) is more collective? Posted by: Davide Eynard at May 1, 2008 4:16:33 AM Hi Thomas Thank you for a very good post.

Endless Knots: "Getting to We"

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Endless Knots Recent Posts Local boy makes good.pickles and makes the NY Times "No texting at the taaaa-ble" or at Selectmen meetings Oldie but goodie: "CompuServes Intranet Forum" Boosting Productivity through Virtual Collaboration - webcast Light on Lumière Will someone please make me a sandwich.board? Main | Email is obsolete » Wednesday, 07 May 2008 "Getting to We" Very good article on collaboration with a fresh perspective in Communications of the ACM.

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Tomoye: Bringing Web 2.0 to Communities of Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

to Communities of Practice by Bill Ives January 28, 2008 at 5:48 pm · Filed under Communities , Enterprise 2.0 , Reviews Communities of practice have been around a while, and so has the software platforms to support them.

Effective Collaboration: Chaos in Collaboration: The Concept of Collaboration (Part 2 of 5)

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Resources Library Currents (the blog) Seamless Teamwork Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us « Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (March 14, 2008) | Main | Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (March 17, 2008) » Chaos in Collaboration: The Concept of Collaboration (Part 2 of 5) This is Part 2 of the Chaos in Collaboration series.

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Effective Collaboration: Chaos in Collaboration: Integrating Collaboration Tools (Part 4 of 5)

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Resources Library Currents (the blog) Seamless Teamwork Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us « Chaos in Collaboration: The Changing Locus of Collaboration (Part 3 of 5) | Main | Open Text Embraces Enterprise 2.0:

Another Example Of Facebook Integration

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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Collaborative Thinking: Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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A Journey In Social Media: Passion: The Secret Ingredient?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

« Too Much Information | Main | The Big Conversation » March 05, 2008 Passion: The Secret Ingredient? We spend a lot of time as a team debating why certain people are getting proficient at social media (or 2.0 Internal Buzz Kit: this kit provides sample materials and training to [Read More] Tracked on March 07, 2008 at 10:27 PM Comments Passion is such a critical concept. Posted by: Chuck Hollis | March 12, 2008 at 06:02 AM thanks for looping that back.

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