Simple distinction in virtual teams

Endless Knots

One way this exec addresses it: remote workers lead conference calls. Tags: Telecommuting Virtual Teams In interviewing someone yesterday for an upcoming presentation, he made this good distinction in his workforce: remote workers, who are indeed far away and rarely, if ever, come to the office, and telecommuters, who work from home but come into the office once or twice a week.

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?

Got a virtual office? Better get a physical address

Endless Knots

We went completely virtual. It finally occurred to us that no one else needed to be in the office either and so we arranged to all go virtual. From a logistical standpoint, mainly it requires filling out change-of-address cards. Imagine my surprise then when, after doing a recent presentation on virtual work, I submitted expenses, requesting direct deposit, and the client tells me that they cannot make the electronic payment without a physical address.

Inc. goes virtual - for a second

Endless Knots

magazine carried out an experiment in February: it sent everyone home to experience working virtually. Senior Writer Max Chafkin's very good article about it, " The Case, and the Plan, for the Virtual Company." " I've complained before about how thin most of the material about virtual working really is with the endless lists of "ten ways to" and "three things that you should do." Those following the field know that Inc.

The social networks of virtual teams - The Bumble Bee

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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.

Beware virtual teamers: you're not sexy

Endless Knots

Pat Lencioni , the team book writer/expert (disclosure: though we've had the same publisher, I've never read his books, so apologies to him), says so in The Catholic Reporter. virtual teams. This surprises me a little because the topic, as well as the solution for addressing it, is certainly not very sexy." See just about anything on the NetAge Library page and particularly, " Can Absence Make a Team Grow Stronger?

The Leading Virtually Digest, March 28, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: LA Times article about President Obama conducting a virtual town hall meeting to reach out and connect to Americans. Posts it is related to: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually. Last week, he hosted a virtual town hall meeting that drew more than 104,000 questions and 3.6 He can use this to sharpen his focus during the upcoming speeches and radio addresses and, thus, connect even better with the people.

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Hard-drive crash #2

Endless Knots

Call me unlucky (but it is a story ultimately about virtual teams , so thanks, sort of, computer). Here's a picture of the nice team of people at the Chestnut Hill (MA) Apple Store -- Josh, Justin, and Melissa (l-r). (I

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No Email Reply? Don’t Let an Unanswered Email Get the Better of You

Leading Virtually

In the absence of such possibilities in a virtual situation, silence no longer remains as such. In virtual teams, we can reduce email silence considerably by drawing up a team compact in which we outline the rules of engagement. Technology is meant to connect us.

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No Email Reply? Don’t Let it Get the Better of You

Leading Virtually

In the absence of such possibilities in a virtual situation, silence no longer remains as such. In virtual teams, we can reduce email silence considerably by drawing up a team compact in which we outline the rules of engagement. Isn’t technology meant to connect us?

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Multiple Identities… Each With Its Own Email Address

Leading Virtually

I have several email addresses, and I use them each for different purposes. I keep an old email address that’s hardly used just in case someone I haven’t spoken to in 10 years contacts me. So I understand that for different roles I play, I have different email addresses. This week I came across an advertisement that goes one step further - it suggests that a person should have an email address that their Second Life avatar can take with them into Real Life.

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

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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.

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?

The Leading Virtually Digest, February 27, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: Research article on communication in virtual product development teams. Posts it is related to: Freeing Yourself from Email , The Evolution of Harmful Email Habits , How do I begin to Improve the Functioning of my Virtual Team? Bottom line: The authors of the article studied members of virtual teams engaged in new product development. First, don’t just simply make ICTs available to team members.

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The Leading Virtually Digest, January 31, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: Culture Matters In Virtual Teams. Younger users are more likely to use the Internet for things like social networking or hanging out in virtual worlds. This could have implications for virtual teams with members or leaders from differing generations, including altering preferences for how to communicate and accomplish work. Posts to which it is related: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually (keeping boundaries).

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Interesting notion: Spend 3/4 of your time with those not co-located

Endless Knots

It's not just because " Selling a Global Business: Teamwork Working Like Clockwork Around the Clock " quotes us (thanks) that I'm pulling out its virtual team guidelines. Find the best time zones for the team and alternate between them. Since you cannot see body language, proactively monitor meeting reactions and performance, and address problems promptly. Wake up the team by raising your expectations of them.

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What’s More Effective? Carrots or Sticks?

Leading Virtually

Burd, addressing the national health-care reform debate. Does rewarding or punishing individuals make a difference at the team level? What does it mean for virtual teams? Tags: Research Leadership carrots and sticks contingent punishment contingent rewards culture leadership punishments rewards satisfaction virtual team virtual teams Last weekend’s Wall Street Journal carried an article by Safeway’s CEO , Steven A.

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No IM for WH Staff?

Endless Knots

The most technologically advanced team in politics, ooops, in government, is having one of the most useful tools ever taken away. Seriously: we've talked before about Tom Allen's famous finding - that if you're more than 50 feet apart, you've got a virtual communication problem to address. Virtual Teams Obama 90% people, 10% technology Government Politics Web 2.0This just gets interestinger and interestinger.

Leading Virtually Digest, January 2, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: New York Times article about Vivaty’s 3-D virtual scenes for web pages. Posts it is related to: The Future of Virtual Teams: Collaboration in 3D Web. Bottom line: Virtual worlds are going hyper-personal and it appears there is plenty of interest from users. The scenes are entirely browser based so there is no download like for other virtual worlds such as Second Life. Posts it is related to: Building Social Relationships in Virtual Teams.

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In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community”? « Driving innovation in a digital world

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Home About Archives Driving innovation in a digital world Feeds: Posts Comments In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community&# ? For a virtual community to survive, some key ingredients are required: A common, stated purpose (affinity).

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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.

News Updates (December 8, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Virtual Team Processes. Carl shares strategies for using virtual teams more effectively. According to a 2009 study by MIT’s Sloan School, well-managed virtual teams can potentially outperform teams sharing a location. Google Wave for Business.

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Why Projects Fail: Realities from the PMINJ Symposium

21st Century Organization

Suffice to say this was the best managed conference I've ever attended and congratulations to the all-volunteer team that made it possible. Building on work Victoria Axelrod and I have done my talk addressed "Stakeholder Engagement & Co-Creation: Reducing Project Risks".

Bioteams 101: Introduction to Bioteams Principles

The Bumble Bee

A Bioteam is a team which has a life of its own and requires an alternative model to traditional command and control. The Zones are listed in the broad sequence they should be addressed (starting with 1, then 2 etc) and each zone is broken down into a number of "Beliefs" or "Rules".

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Outlook Express users: move to Windows Live Mail!

The Bumble Bee

Its pretty much functionally equivalent to OE with a few extra features thrown in - such as more options on the layout such as the ability to have different colours for your different email accounts if you are using it to manage multiple email addresses.

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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.

2008 130

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

I have it very clear right from the start: help you become successful at whatever you would would want to achieve and that I may be able to help you out with , either by addressing your business problems or by making the most of new business opportunities creating new markets.

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The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in China

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ChinaValue: How do you define Virtual Enterprise? Ken Thompson: "Virtual" has three distinct and complementary meanings in a Virtual Enterprise: 1. Virtual. Virtual. Virtual Capacity. Such teams have a number of unique characteristics.

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Training to introduce new e-tools

Joitske Hulsebosch

We did a virtual team assignment, using a NING platform as an example of a web-based discussion forum, skype as VoIP and Unyte as an example of a screen sharing tool. One champion helped to send it through another address.

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Notes on INV311 Understanding Your Organization's Social Business Maturity

Michael Sampson - Currents

David Ransom and Jennifer Okimoto from the IBM Social Business Center of Competence are addressing the topic of social business maturity. How the model was created - over the past few years - had a team of people out of Global Business Services and IBM Software Group meeting during their own time to develop the ideas: - held various interviews with IBM subject matter experts. Good to have a virtual team - with the various stakeholders / people who would be mad if they missed out.

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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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Your online Business Development System: The Blog Transmitter

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link] but don't use this blog URL as your public address - its a clear sign you are not a serious blogger. 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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Column 2 : Enterprise 2.0: Reports from the Frontier

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Boudinet continued on with information on how they developed a collaborative environment and culture at Volvo with global virtual teams, once the technology was in place to support such collaboration. ProdexNet uses a number of different processes for virtual team collaboration, including regularly-scheduled meetings and informal phone conversations, and encourages smaller team sizes of 5-7 people. Column 2 BPM, Enterprise 2.0 and technology trends in business.

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Endless Knots: "Getting to We"

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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? Your Information (Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

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

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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? Great high performing teams leverage strong shared beliefs and goals among other key characteristics to perform systematically above others.

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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: Now that we have talked about the concept of collaboration and the changing locus of collaboration, lets address how to integrate collaboration tools into your current environment.

Endless Knots: Teams of practice

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Endless Knots Recent Posts Oldie but goodie: "CompuServes Intranet Forum" Boosting Productivity through Virtual Collaboration - webcast Light on Lumière Will someone please make me a sandwich.board? We documented Bobs story in Virtual Teams --and, perhaps more importantly, he documented it himself in Building the Knowledge-Driven Organization. Arent we now in the time when teams, not just amorphous communities or lone-ranger individuals, need to share practices?

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ChiefTech: Collaboration challenges and success factors

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Wednesday, 13 June 2007 Collaboration challenges and success factors I was reminded by Thomas Purves post on collaboration (where he presents three factors for effectiveness: opportunity, willingness and efficiency) of a training package I once put together about issues in managing remote teams. In this training package I presented a couple of models includes two that addressed similar concerns. This is the old ChiefTech blog. Nice of you to drop in and visit.

2007 28

Are you on the Bully watch? - networks, communities, crews

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Virtual Canuck picks up my posting about crews, teams etc but takes issue with my position, I quote: So I don’t think that Snowden’s use of the term crew to define a subset of groups really moves us forward. These have aspects of community, and some aspects of team along with networks.

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Collaborative Thinking: Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

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Social dynamics are very complex and not always addressed by technology-centric tactics. Your Information (Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.) Name is required to post a comment Please enter a valid email address Invalid URL Relay For Life Somers Relay For Life / American Cancer Society A family effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. This link will bring you our team page.

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Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

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Social dynamics are very complex and not always addressed by technology-centric tactics. Your Information (Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.) Name is required to post a comment Please enter a valid email address Invalid URL Relay For Life Somers Relay For Life / American Cancer Society A family effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. This link will bring you our team page.

Gating Social Networks

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Its no longer enough to get invited to exclusive conferences or be asked to join professional organizations—many movers and shakers are taking their hobnobbing online, where a new crop of social networks aim to keep out the riff-raff by demanding credentials at the virtual door. Your Information (Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.) This link will bring you our team page.

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Another Example Of Facebook Integration

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