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.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Elsua

So I thought I would go ahead and spend some time today covering those same 5 reasons she talked about extensively and build further up on some additional tips distributed teams could apply to help avoid those specific issues.

HBS Working Knowledge: Virtual Teams

Collaborative Thinking

Virtual Team Learning: Reflecting and Acting, Alone or With Others. This paper examines virtual team learning in new product development situations. New product development activities manifest novelty, uncertainty and complexity, presenting an extreme need for learning in the course of the work. We present data from an exploratory study of learning processes in globally dispersed new product development teams.

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?

Brain activity exposes promise breakers

The Bumble Bee

Patterns of brain activity even enable you to predict whether someone will break a promise. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

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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.

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?

And then I said.

Endless Knots

Manuela Zoninsein's " Keep it Personal: Technology certainly has its place when managing virtual teams, but it’s the relationships that truly count ," in this month's PM Network, hits all the right notes about virtual working.

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Social Presence and Team Satisfaction

Leading Virtually

Surinder and I are currently conducting research on the use of online media such as virtual worlds for education and training. However, I still found the results quite interesting because the researchers looked not only at overall levels of perceived social presence and perceived learning, but also at each of these things based on the learning activity (e.g. discussions, team projects, lectures, written assignments).

The Leading Virtually Digest, February 8, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: Financial Times special report about the current downturn offering opportunities for distributing leadership and the use of flexible virtual teams. Posts to which it is related: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually , So Far And Yet So Near , Leading Virtual Communities: Do We Have the Answers , Are Casual Virtual Team Participants Endangering Virtual Teams.

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Instead of layoffs

Endless Knots

With the plan in place, the "small giants" (our original title for The TeamNet Factor ) can co-market, co-brand, and co-buy, just to name a few cooperative activities. By teaming up, lots of small manufacturers could compete against the big guys -- and win.

The Leading Virtually Digest, January 31, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: Culture Matters In Virtual Teams. Bottom line: A recent report by Pew Online and American Life gives a breakdown by age of Internet users and their activities. Although some may view online activities as strictly for the younger generation, the report shows that Boomers are just as likely as younger Gen X and Gen Y generations to perform certain activities online. What: Article on a new application for managing team workflows.

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The Leading Virtually Digest, January 16, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: Confessions of a Telecommuter , So You Think You’d Like to Telecommute , Leading in Face-to-face Versus Virtual Teams. One of the suggestions is to include structuring activities between coworkers to ensure sufficient levels of task and social exchanges, so as to build and strengthen interpersonal connections while achieving work objectives.

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Oldie but goodie: "CompuServe's Intranet Forum"

Endless Knots

I got to know Diane well when we both worked on American Management Association's " Leading Virtual and Remote Teams " course, Diane as course designer, and I as subject matter expert. What follows is a transcript of "Virtual Teams," an online author interview that Jeff Stamps and I did on CompuServe in 1997, the same year that our book by that name came out. William Theuer: ARC is a volunteer activity. have a virtual family. 

Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

Governance in a Networked World

The second ‘event’ prompting my reflections on the topic is a recently submitted doctoral thesis entitled “Creativity and Innovation in Virtual Teams” by Hari Sangha , who I was supervising, and therefore reading his thesis closely. could be accommodated by a mature virtual team.

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Chocolate at Work: A Lighter Post for August

Partnering Resources

She also actively participates in chocolate festivals throughout the country and even hosts tastings. And in this world of virtual teams, it’s even important to create these personal connections. When else can you justify chocolate as a work activity?

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Did Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really get it Wrong in Banning "Work from Home"?

Governance in a Networked World

The second ‘event’ prompting my reflections on the topic is a recently submitted doctoral thesis entitled “Creativity and Innovation in Virtual Teams” by Hari Sangha , who I was supervising, and therefore reading his thesis closely. could be accommodated by a mature virtual team.

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Interested in Informal Learning? Join us at LearnTec 2009

Nancy White

Tomorrow I’ll be the guest of Heike Philip (in Germany) along with Jay Cross and Ken Thompson for an online roundtable on virtual learning, informal learning and virtual teams. 4:30pm Virtual Collaboration Moderation Heike Philp.

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Social Media Optimization Simulator Game

The Bumble Bee

The Social Media Optimization Simulator Game lets you instantly 'what-if' the effects of different social media activities (blogging, tweeting etc) on your enterprise. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Gartner Research discovers bioteams and swarms

The Bumble Bee

Garther describe Swarming as: "a work style characterized by a flurry of collective activity by anyone and everyone conceivably available and able to add value. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

In research conducted in the mid-90s on virtual teams, Jessica and Jeff at NetAge concluded that success was “90% people, 10% technology.” Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. Looking Forward.

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CoP Series #9: Community Heartbeats

Nancy White

A good online presentation will mix presentation with interative activities - a good mix is 7 minutes of content, 7-10 of interaction. Virtual team expert Martha Maznevski likens it to the heartbeat of a runner.

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The team with one member

The Bumble Bee

I am the team! Crowd Intelligence" only applies to subset of collaborative activities such as some forms of decision making such as guessing the amount of smarties in a jar. This is the title of a chapter in Why Teams don't work by Robbins and Finley.

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Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

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Online collaborative whiteboard (OWB) review

The Bumble Bee

Online whiteboards (OWB) aka Collaborative Whiteboards are a new class of web tool, which let remote users interact over the web in real-time using a shared virtual whiteboard. A different type of tool altogether - a shared workspace for posting virtual stick notes.

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Build your unique business development system using only free software

The Bumble Bee

Often a business forgets about business development activities when the order books are full only to hit a brick wall with insufficient new opportunities when the current jobs end. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Elsua

Client Work , Face to Face Workshops and Public Speaking ), I just couldn’t finish that series of blog entries, at least, for now, without referencing what has been one of the most rewarding work related activities I have embarked on and that I totally didn’t think I’d be able to pull it off.

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Your online Business Development System: The CRM Walkie-Talkie

The Bumble Bee

These articles are for you if you are a small business (including single-person businesses) and you want to take advantage of the best free tools available online to enhance your business development activities with a few hours a week online work. Contact Activity Recording.

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Discover Bioteams via Experiential Learning

The Bumble Bee

I recommend an Experiential Learning approach which allows you to evolve your own unique take on bioteaming which takes full advantage of the hidden learning and experiences you and your organization already have about 'natural teams'. Make sure you document your conclusions as a team.

Your online Business Development System: The Alerts Radar

The Bumble Bee

These articles are for you if you are a small business (including single-person businesses) and you want to take advantage of the best free tools available online to enhance your business development activities with a few hours a week online work. OR "Virtual Enterprise".

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Bioteams and the beliefs of high performing teams

The Bumble Bee

Team Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise or kill team effectiveness. Unfortunately this is often the most neglected aspect of a high-performing team initiative. In this article I remind people of the key beliefs of high-performing teams. In a earler article, The seven beliefs of high performing teams , I suggested that members of High-Performing Teams (HPTs) share a common set of beliefs. The major output of the 3 teams was software products.

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How Playing Games at Work Will Help You Build Trust for Your Business

Elsua

Can you imagine playing WoW without trusting your fellow virtual peers, wherever they may well be? Their own virtual lives depend on that trust, for that matter. At the heart of the matter, trust is essential for any business activity.

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Missing links

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

ABSTRACT Face-to-face meetings may be invaluable, but they are not a panacea for the challenges facing teams spread around the globe managers must also prioritize activities before and after these meetings to help team members stay connected. Managing the life cycle of virtual teams. Communication and trust in global virtual teams. Chudoba, Bridging Space Over Time: Global Virtual Team Dynamics and Effectiveness, Organization Science, v.11

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.

Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

The Bumble Bee

A Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) is a voluntary and dynamic community of SMEs that commit to working together for a period of at least six months (ideally, twelve months) to collectively seek opportunities to participate in collaborative projects of mutual business advantage.

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. I haven't digested chapters 11 & 12 that are available on his web site but extent to which Michael has tied comon project activities and challenges (e.g.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Type of Participant Interactions To achieve your purpose, you generally design a set of activities. In other words, what activities must the group do to achieve its goals? If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need?

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Type of Participant Interactions To achieve your purpose, you generally design a set of activities. In other words, what activities must the group do to achieve its goals? If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need?

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Type of Participant Interactions To achieve your purpose, you generally design a set of activities. In other words, what activities must the group do to achieve its goals? If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need?

News Updates (May 12, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Rheinmetall integrated IBM Lotus Quickr software for team-oriented departments and document management, IBM Lotus Sametime software for realtime collaboration and IBM Lotus Connections software for social networking into a highly standardized and flexible collaboration suite. 3) If you are an Oracle client (business applications, WebCenter, etc), consider piloting the Team Collaboration component. CubeTree Launch.

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Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

If you go back to its early-days, SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server are the root products. They were designed by different teams that did not necessarily take a "long view" of their individual projects. If you look at all workspace products: Novell Groupwise/Sitescape, EMC/Documentum's eRoom, Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr, and others presenting themselves as virtual team rooms for sharing files (i.e.,

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Type of Participant Interactions To achieve your purpose, you generally design a set of activities. In other words, what activities must the group do to achieve its goals? If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need?

Knoco stories: When communities of practice are not the answer

John Tropea - Delicious Community

If you are trying to create something, then maybe you need a conference, or a knowledge exchange, or a virtual team. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Knoco stories. From the knowledge management front-line. Wednesday, 8 January 2014. When communities of practice are not the answer.

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