Benefit of Virtual Teams - the BP Experience (from mid-1990s)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Knowing the Drill: Virtual Teamwork at BP , Don Cohen looks at the benefits that accrued to BP from virtual teaming approaches and technology in the 1990s. Deliberate coaching was used to get the benefits of virtual teaming. The team spent 50% of their project budget on coaching. - The members of what was called the Virtual Petrotechnical Team were given VT equipment and essentially left alone to find uses for it.

How Important Is It To Manage Temporal Diversity in Virtual Teams?

Leading Virtually

What I saw in action were two individuals, one who emphasized speed and the other who emphasized quality, somehow balancing their differences in a way that helped them perform effectively as a team. Or does it create conflict among workers and hinder team performance?

How Important is it to Manage Temporal Diversity in Teams?

Leading Virtually

What I saw in action were two individuals, one who emphasized speed and the other who emphasized quality, somehow balancing their differences in a way that helped them perform effectively as a team. Or does it create conflict among workers and hinder team performance?

Kudos to Pilot on NZ 404 Today

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are, of course, parallels to collaboration and user adoption: - Getting in the same room as your collaborators and talking through the issues can be very powerful. It's in line with what I said yesterday about virtual teams at BP and coaching as a highly-effective user adoption strategy - get out there and work with the people you are trying to make successful. Collaboration User Adoption

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The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Elsua

However, if there is anything clear coming out from back then and into today, after watching that video clip, is that a few of the annotations made during that six minute long clip are eventually a reality just two years later, in 2011, if not even further!

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Face Time

Michael Sampson - Currents

He outlines six key benefits of doing so - such as efficiency and effectiveness benefits for collaboration - and then moves to a key rule: " As we have rapidly embraced and adopted all manners of digital communication, one of the golden lessons to keep in mind is “when starting major initiatives, communities, and projects then start with a series of face-to-face encounters to support the subsequent digital interactions.”

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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

” In my book Collaboration Roadmap (2011) , only the first letter is about the technology (R = Really Understand the Technology). The other six letters in the roadmap are about organisational things, like vision, governance, business engagement, and user adoption.

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