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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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.

Collaborative Thinking: The Enterprise In A Networked World

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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). Seeing a teens life through the lens of MySpace is akin to seeing their life through their time in school. There is a greater need for expertise within project teams that are knowledgeable about ethnography, anthropology, and research methods such as contextual inquiry.

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