Working in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've been busy writing a Dutch article for Leren in Organisaties , with less time to write for my blog(s). So I suddenly thought I could share a small part of the article, hitting two birds with one stone (or two flies in one hit as we say in the Netherlands). The article is about the use of web2.0 tools to support the work of international virtual teams for a thematic issue about globalization. and suggest that 'normal' teams could learn from it too.

So You Want To Bring About Change

Leading Virtually

Last week’s Time had an article on how President Obama is using the science of change to transform the country. Specifically, President Obama and his economic team are relying on findings in behavioral economics to make people break old habits and adopt behaviors that are better for them and society. I believe that leaders of traditional and virtual teams who are interested in bringing about change can learn from this article.

Joint decision-making about tool use in teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm consulting various people in organisations about the choice for online tools and how to introduce them for use by teams, groups or networks. Together with Sibrenne Wagenaar I wrote a Dutch article called " So you wanna be a virtual team ?" - have to admit here that the Dutch are a little bit crazy giving an English title but the rest is really in Dutch-. In the article we try to explicitize our own way of working.

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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. What: New York Times article about selectively sharing information on social networking sites.

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The Leading Virtually Digest, March 20, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: NYTimes article about Cisco’s showcasing its TelePresence system. Posts to which it is related: Supportive and Critical Communication in Virtual Teams , Improving Virtual Team Leadership Using Technology. Bottom line: This article reviews the use of Cisco’s TelePresence system during a press conference at which the company announced new servers. What: NYTimes article about the uses of Twitter.

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Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events


Social Collaboration: ‘ Cooperation vs. Collaboration, how can we differentiate between one and the other when we have got (virtual) teams, networks and communities making smarter use of social tools and still make sense out of it all? ’ .

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Bioteams and The Effective Executive

The Bumble Bee

There is a major Bioteams article in the October 2010 edition of The Effective Executive Magazine which drills down into Pheromone Messaging, Collective Leadership and Team Ecosystems. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Charlene Li on 60 Minutes

Portals and KM

I also think that it bodes well for the wider adoption of Web 2.0 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.

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Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work


This usually happens when second, third or fourth waves of knowledge workers don’t follow the initial rage from the so-called early adopters group.

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


And when talking about competitiveness we should probably not forget about high performing teams either.

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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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Ten critical foundations for successful collaborative networks

The Bumble Bee

This article offers an introduction to these ten foundations. On what basis will bid and project teams be constructed? Campaign and Bid Development Teams. New Product Development Teams. Project Management Teams. Virtual Enterprise Agreement (VEA).

Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

Thomas Vanderwal posted an article on Microsoft SharePoint 2007 that has caught traction on other blogs ( Sharepoint as a Gateway Drug to Greater Efficiency. ) 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. Few organizations back in 2003 adopted a formal enterprise-wide, top-down approach.

Ten leading platforms for creating online communities | Enterprise Web 2.0 |

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Whether you’re on the business side, in IT, or are just trying to build virtual teams around shared goals, online communities are rapidly becoming a popular way to organize people and accomplish work in a highly collaborative manner. This is because community forms the foundation and virtual tent within which network-based collaboration occurs. Pinax is getting considerable early adopter interest.

Measuring Community Strength | Gil Yehuda's Enterprise 2.0 Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

communities&# from the perspective of employee communities (related to virtual teams and communities of practice) as well as customer communities (related to interactive marketing practices). Reply 5 Jeff Wilfong February 5, 2010 at 11:46 am Very thoughtful article, Gil.

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Enterprise 2.0: Jeffrey Stamps and Jessica Lipnack - Collaborating in the Transparent Enterprise. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

He then moved to the BBC World Service and was a key member of the team that launched World Have Your Say, an interactive radio programme with a strong online participation component.

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Collaborative Thinking: Building a Culture of Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The article below makes some credible points but I would disagree on how much direct influence HR organizations have on how well employees engage each other. The opportunity for HR teams to redefine themselves (from an administrative function to a strategic partner for other business units) is immense given shifting employee demographic trends and the battle for talent in the marketplace that will occur over the next decade. This link will bring you our team page.

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The tension in collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

This article attempts to answer these questions and shine new light on what constitutes successful collaboration. In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.”

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Collaborative Thinking: The Enterprise In A Networked World

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Day: Peripheral Vision: Detecting the Weak Signals That Will Make or Break Your Company Subscribe to this blogs feed « Mindquarrys commercial offerings end | Main | From Corporate Responsibility to Backstory Management » October 26, 2007 The Enterprise In A Networked World I truly enjoy reading most everything Dana publishes and this article really falls into that category so follow the link and read it for yourself. This link will bring you our team page.

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Classification of Enterprise 2.0 use cases

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Supporting & enhancing ad-hoc collaboration (Collaboration 2.0) : This is about supporting ad-hoc initiated team working to solve issues and problems that go beyond the pre-defined scope of problems or issues. Virtual Teams collaboration.

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