Who You Calling Virtual? Leading a Virtual Team

Partnering Resources

It’s not about the virtual, it’s about the team. Let’s get one thing out of the way: there’s no such thing as a virtual team. They’re only called virtual teams because members are distributed across organization boundaries, time zones, and countries.

Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams

The Bumble Bee

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina recently published a useful white paper on the topical area of developing skills for virtual teams. What I found most interesting was the section on Virtual Team Challenges. Virtual TeamsIt is available online and in PDF.

"Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams"

Endless Knots

A lot of virtual team research crosses my screen, most of which is earnest and much of which is the equivalent of a Sunday-night eat-up of what's in the refrigerator. Collaboration Telecommuting Virtual TeamsAnd then something like this comes through, "Developing Real Skills.

Interactions 2012 - Effective Virtual Teams - Martin White #iic12 @intranetfocus #virtualteams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Martin White from Intranet Focus is talking about being effective with virtual teams. Key points: - Martin has been running virtual teams since 1977. Many organizations have virtual teams, but few provide training for being on a virtual team. - The Challenger disaster - basically a virtual team that went very wrong. Need training in how to run virtual meetings. There's a lot of research been done on virtual teams. -

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Thank you, VIRTUAL TEAMS readers

Endless Knots

Sixteen years ago, we went to lunch with our then-editor Jim Childs at John Wiley & Sons (Jim's now a publisher at Time Inc). It was time for our next book; we threw out the idea for a book about

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams: We're There!

Endless Knots

How great to discover while looking for something else we'd written that "Can Absence Make a Team Grow Stronger?", Books Collaboration Teams Virtual Teamsthe HBR article that we wrote with Ann Majchrzak and Arvind Molhatra, has been chosen as one of HBR's 10 Must.

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Working Remotely: Three Keys to Effectiveness

Michael Sampson - Currents

On The Smarter Office blog this week, I wrote about three keys to being effective with virtual teams: " What do you call a team of people who always meet face-to-face around a meeting table and whiteboard? As I showed in the Working Remotely infographic in my last post, the proportion of employees working at a distance from their fellow team members has been increasing year-on-year for a decade, and many organizations expect it to keep doing so for the foreseeable future.

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Leaderless? No, leader-full in the virtual workplace

Endless Knots

Terrence Seamon, whom I had the chance to work with a few years back when American Management Association was putting together a new course on leading virtual teams (I was subject matter expert for the course and Terry held the. Leadership Networks and Networking Telecommuting Virtual Teams

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Virtual Learning Company Questionnaire

Endless Knots

Collaboration Research Telecommuting Virtual TeamsWriting books has its downsides -- sore neck, publisher disagreements, pressure to always start another one -- but then something like this happens and it's worth writing a few more. This morning I received a really nice email from Archana.

Blogging for IT Leadership: Future of Work Enabled

Partnering Resources

Who You Calling Virtual? questions what the real problem is with virtual teams and provides some tips on making dispersed teams successful.

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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Most people, teams and companies are paralyzed by the flood of information. The most successful projects in the history of any organization are those where the project manager could gather a team of competent and complementary talents who were working in a relationship of trust.

Being Acknowledged in Books

Michael Sampson - Currents

Anyway, two books to check out - for their content, of course - are by Nancy and Ed: - Nancy Settle-Murphy wrote Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results (published December 2012). While I've written my own books for the past five years, seeing my name in a book has always been because I put it there myself. But in the past month or so that's changed, as a couple of recent books have acknowledged my work.

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Your online Business Development System: The Alerts Radar

The Bumble Bee

competefor (London 2012 Olympics). OR "Virtual Enterprise". Collaborative Network" OR "Business Network" OR "Virtual Community" OR "Innovation Network". OR "Virtual Enterprise" OR "Business Cluster" OR "Network Facilitator"). ==.

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