Working in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

tools to support the work of international virtual teams for a thematic issue about globalization. Since there is not much room (15.000 characters) we have a relative narrow focus on small teams dealing with a clear, time-delinated project. Shawn Callahan, Mark Schenk and Nancy White have written a white paper in English with the title: Building a collaborative workplace. They write about teams, networks and communities and hence have taken a much wider focus.

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?

Is Video Conferencing a Good Substitute for Face-to-face Meetings?

Leading Virtually

When air travel to and from several European cities was curtailed due to volcanic ash, people adopted Skype and other video conferencing tools in lieu of travel.

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Is Video Conferencing a Good Substitute for Face-to-face Meetings?

Leading Virtually

When air travel to and from several European cities was curtailed due to volcanic ash, people adopted Skype and other video conferencing tools in lieu of travel.

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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?

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-. Their pushing of your buttons may also create the innovation that you need to foster wider adoption.

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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.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Elsua

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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The Leading Virtually Digest, March 20, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: Supportive and Critical Communication in Virtual Teams , Improving Virtual Team Leadership Using Technology. This is precisely why a new kind of leadership - virtual leadership - is necessary for teams and companies who want to adopt collaborative technologies. Systems like TelePresence don’t do away with the need for a savvy team leader any more than fax machines substituted for leadership.

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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. I heard an example today where different groups who had been at loggerheads over a common issue starting collaborating and working together as a result of in-person meetings over a number of months. Collaboration User Adoption

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Working Across Cultures - Two Resources

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was doing some preliminary research for a client project in the adoption area. A financial services institution is deploying a suite of new collaboration tools, and I was asked to structure an approach for the human side of the adoption program. One of the twists with this project is that the client is based in an Asian country, and hence there was a need to think more deeply about how national culture impacts collaboration style and the adoption approach taken.

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The tension in collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Four Groups Blog 24/8/2008 The Tension in Collaboration Summary There is a tension at the heart of our efforts to collaborate. Should we be putting people first, before technology, in our efforts to collaborate? Does collaboration benefit from a more formal process?

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

Governance in a Networked World

and is not unsurprisingly about co-location and collaboration. His organisation is a mature user of virtual teams technology and he was interested in how well factors like presence, trust, group identity and implementation effectiveness impacted innovation success.

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The Technology-Collaboration Disconnect - BusinessWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

This ease of collaborating online is rarely experienced at work. Of those companies that do deploy collaboration programs, 75% consider them fair at best. Collaboration underpins business productivity. Execution: Is the proliferation of virtual teams breaking our decision making? To capture value from investments in collaboration and social media, leading companies are following these six principles: 1. Tags: collaboration adoption

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Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

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. Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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

Governance in a Networked World

and is not unsurprisingly about co-location and collaboration. His organisation is a mature user of virtual teams technology and he was interested in how well factors like presence, trust, group identity and implementation effectiveness impacted innovation success.

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Implementing the Cisco Collaboration Framework

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Cisco Collaboration. a Collaboration Framework Creating a Collaborative Enterprise Cisco on Cisco Implementing the. Cisco Collaboration. Creating a Collaborative Enterprise | © 2009 Cisco Systems, Inc. incorporating collaboration into the way we. collaboration regardless of hierarchy or. geography, we are extending collaboration to. We hope that the Cisco® Collaboration. collaboration in your own organization and that.

Collaborative Thinking: Building a Culture of Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta See how were connected Connections February 2009 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Categories Attention Management blogging BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0 This link will bring you our team page.

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

Elsua

And when talking about competitiveness we should probably not forget about high performing teams either. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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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.” I really like Boeing's new global collaboration tool.

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Open Enterprise 2009 - Charlene Li Interviewed by Stowe Boyd

Elsua

Conference , Boston , E2.0 , E20conf , Social Software Adoption , Business Value , Benefits , Enterprise 2.0 Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Notes on INV311 Understanding Your Organization's Social Business Maturity

Michael Sampson - Currents

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. Two capabilities - Behaviors, and Adoption. Adoption - how do you adopt social into the way you work? All core functions include aspects of social collaboration. - (5) Social "just is," and the way we work.

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A World Without Email - Year 2, Week 7 (Open Enterprise 2009 with Oliver Marks)

Elsua

Believe me, a very much worth while initiative to follow up on if you would want to figure out where the corporate world is with their adoption of social software in the enterprise (Enterprise 2.0). Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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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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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. Bioteams is the new discipline of adapting principles from nature's groups to improve human team performance.

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4th Annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration. How does the online workplace support virtual teams and communities of practice? What indicators are being used to measure the value the intranet brings to an organisation: adoption, usage, satisfaction, workforce coverage, reduction of risk, business value? Tags: Enterprise Collaboration The 4th annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey opened at the end of June and will stay open until August 31.

Working Across Cultures – Two Resources

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was doing some preliminary research for a client project in the adoption area. A financial services institution is deploying a suite of new collaboration tools, and I was asked to structure an approach for the human side of the adoption program. One of the twists with this project is that the client is based in an Asian country, and hence there was a need to think more deeply about how national culture impacts collaboration style and the adoption approach taken.

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Collaborative Thinking: Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta See how were connected Connections February 2009 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Categories Attention Management blogging BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0 This link will bring you our team page.

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Social Workplace for Government 2.0 by Deb Lavoy

Elsua

Thus virtual and physical come together as one. And if you don’t believe me, here you have got them: "Social media tools make connections that drive collaboration and Knowledge Management. Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Charlene Li on 60 Minutes

Portals and KM

I've long admired Charlene Li's thoughtful research on collaboration, social networks, and web 2.0. 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

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News Updates (July 29, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In order to thrive in this kind of world – connected, contingent, collaborative – you have to adopt a certain set of behaviours that are similarly open, interactive and engaged. Virtual Team Technology. Real-Time Document Collaboration Tools. Government 2.0.

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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. From a deployment perspective - Microsoft adopted an explicit bottoms-up effort to sell SharePoint 2003 within large enterprises. WSS was positioned for workgroup-level collaboration while the rest of SharePoint was positioned as a departmental portal.

Consequential Ideas for 2009

The Bumble Bee

The ability to collaborate effectively in large groups is fundamental to (at least) 3 of them: Resilient Communities, Guerilla Journalism and Crowdsourcing. Monitor 360 define the 3 main "collaboration-centric" consequential ideas as follows: Resilient Communities.

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Collaborative Thinking: The Enterprise In A Networked World

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta See how were connected Connections February 2009 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Categories Attention Management blogging BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0 This link will bring you our team page.

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E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez » Successful Social Networking for Business Collaboration by Ed Brill

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

They are both from my good friend, and fellow IBM colleague, Ed Brill , who just recently participated in a couple of different events (One of them virtually, with all of its various challenges).

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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Column 2 : Enterprise 2.0: Reports from the Frontier

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Stamps started out with a case study about Shell wherein they put the technology in place for collaboration, then had to develop new ways of working together in order to develop the internal networking skills. 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. Column 2 BPM, Enterprise 2.0

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Social Identity Applications: Manage Your Career Online

Influence

For a workforce such as programmers and technical professionals who increasingly take advantage of their ability to work with just a broadband internet connection with a capable laptop and cellphone to work in virtual teams, that identity is almost completely formed electronically. Successful policy professionals will likely adopt the strict separation approach. In 2009, "social media" became the conventional buzzword to replace "Web 2.0"

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home About Archives Driving innovation in a digital world Feeds: Posts Comments In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community&# ? Knowledge Management ( KM ) brought recognition that groups in remote places could collaborate.

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Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta See how were connected Connections February 2009 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Categories Attention Management blogging BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0 This link will bring you our team page.

Ten leading platforms for creating online communities | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

via: Mobile RSS Email Alerts Bios: Dion’s Bio Pick a blog category Collaboration Convergence Enterprise Web 2.0 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.

All work is social. Work is conversation. | The AppGap

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Saba, with the Human Capital Institute, published just this last week a research report * on opportunities for adoption of corporate social networking. Carri Bright : Since the major function of my job is to communicate and collaborate, I put a pretty high premium on.