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. They write about teams, networks and communities and hence have taken a much wider focus. It helped us to choose a focus. and suggest that 'normal' teams could learn from it too.

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. The pilot project focused on five carefully selected groups. Deliberate coaching was used to get the benefits of virtual teaming. The team spent 50% of their project budget on coaching. - Remarks from the team (“I don’t see how this fits in with my work.” “The

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?

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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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. Government 2.0. Embracing Web 2.0

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Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

because that's the wrong focus in isolation. - focus is on that volunteered. 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.

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.

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. They’ve developed a network of “culture ambassadors&# who promote the Volvo culture and help people to adopt the culture. They used BaseCamp for technical team collaboration, and online chat for development and debugging details. Column 2 BPM, Enterprise 2.0

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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&# ? For a virtual community to survive, some key ingredients are required: A common, stated purpose (affinity).

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The Technology-Collaboration Disconnect - BusinessWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Execution: Is the proliferation of virtual teams breaking our decision making? One Fortune 500 company created "Networks of Excellence," within which work groups of 20-30 people focus on specific business challenges. The tools became a resource to allow teams to work better rather than a task on top of assignments. Identify and prioritize the capabilities teams need and then translate them into the appropriate technology choices.

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

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). But this is not a community — it’s a team. Adoption in the Enterprise.

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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

Email Suw Kevin Anderson Kevin Anderson is the blogs editor for Guardian.co.uk , where he focuses on journalism innovation. Focusing on the people side of this. Virtual teams great, but teams can become very insular and lose sight of the larger organisation we’re part of.

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A Journey In Social Media: Passion: The Secret Ingredient?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

We spend a lot of time as a team debating why certain people are getting proficient at social media (or 2.0 And after some pondering, I explained because everyone that was on the team (which by the way were all volunteers) were there because they wanted to be there. link] Posted by: Rex Lee | March 05, 2008 at 04:52 PM Another important component is being able to share the passion with others on the team; this is certainly true in non-IT situations as well, I would think.

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Implementing the Cisco Collaboration Framework

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Foreword have prioritized efforts focused on collaboration. review team—which included members from. technologies such as virtual workspaces, social networking tools, web conferencing. other early adopters are now bringing these. Companies that successfully adopt new. and virtual companies), have put collaboration in. tools, including blogs, virtual workspaces, wikis, desktop video, telepresence conferences, web. The framework focuses on.

Classification of Enterprise 2.0 use cases

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

This takes account of the idea of the learning organization that focuses on enhancing its systems to continually increase the organization’s capacity for performance. These innovation or idea-focused initiatives look to leverage voice of customer (not really e2.0

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Collaborative Thinking: The Enterprise In A Networked World

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

But there are findings that correlate to things I do focus on concerning organizational dynamics and social computing as applied to enterprise environments. The tone of my commentary regarding SharePoint was in part influenced by the extreme product-centric view the authors adopted regarding social networking (which is just so incredibly short-sighted). This link will bring you our team page.

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The tension in collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.” Put another way, it is a case of more control versus less control, more spontaneity versus less, or even greater adoption of change or not.

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