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. This was broken into two main parts: 20% on training people how to use the technology, and 80% on "challenging and helping them to exploit its capabilities to serve their business needs." Collaboration Virtual Teams

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?

So You Want To Bring About Change

Leading Virtually

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. The article uses findings from the behavioral economics literature to suggest the following four methods to change people’s behaviors.

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-. Encourage the fringies - the people who push the limits of a tool.

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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

Given the situation with the ash cloud over the country, and that other carriers have suspended their flights (especially trans-Tasman), you can imagine that some people on board the plane would be worried. 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. Collaboration User Adoption

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Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Elsua

You know, when people keep talking about doing public speaking at conference events, I guess they always keep missing out from the equation the opportunity to do public speaking , but at clients’ events.

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

Governance in a Networked World

The second ‘event’ prompting my reflections on the topic is a recently submitted doctoral thesis entitled “Creativity and Innovation in Virtual Teams” by Hari Sangha , who I was supervising, and therefore reading his thesis closely. could be accommodated by a mature virtual team.

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

Governance in a Networked World

The second ‘event’ prompting my reflections on the topic is a recently submitted doctoral thesis entitled “Creativity and Innovation in Virtual Teams” by Hari Sangha , who I was supervising, and therefore reading his thesis closely. could be accommodated by a mature virtual team.

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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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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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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

The other six letters in the roadmap are about organisational things, like vision, governance, business engagement, and user adoption. In research conducted in the mid-90s on virtual teams, Jessica and Jeff at NetAge concluded that success was “90% people, 10% technology.”

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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. Mike wonders why people aren't using Google Docs yet. Government 2.0.

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Consequential Ideas for 2009

The Bumble Bee

To decrease exposure to systemic risks, local communities are adopting a "loosely coupled" approach to the global system - remaining integrated, but ensuring that basic needs in energy, security, food, communications and transportation can still be sourced locally.

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4th Annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

Are intranets catching up with what people need to do their jobs? 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? The 4th annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey opened at the end of June and will stay open until August 31.

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.

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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? People started talking about how they could help each other. Discussion with People in the Room.

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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.

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Social Workplace for Government 2.0 by Deb Lavoy

Elsua

Thus virtual and physical come together as one. New Technologies are pleasant to use, so people use them " Brilliant, don’t you think? compounding value, trust, respect, barriers to adoption (Fear & management by fear - Slide #31 is just so spot on!),

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. Few organizations back in 2003 adopted a formal enterprise-wide, top-down approach.

Column 2 : Enterprise 2.0: Reports from the Frontier

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Reports from the Frontier First after lunch is a panel that includes Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps from NetAge , who I saw present this morning, plus Sujatha Bodapati of ProdexNet (an IT services company with a large Indian offshore development lab) and Carole Boudinet of Volvo IT (which doesn’t make cars, but provides IT services such as SAP customization within the global group of Volvo companies), discussing more on the people side of 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. Blogs have long been important for creating online identities, as previously-unknown people became pundits in their own rights simply by blogging.

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). You can subscribe to email updates when people add a comment.

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&# ? No wonder an emotional connection often exists among the people and places of our local communities.

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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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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). have an arrangement where people keep an eye out for suspicious activities.

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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 Were trying to encourage all sorts of smart, knowledgeable people here at EMC to blog behind the firewall at EMC|ONE. And -- to an individual -- they are all passionate people. Old Wisdom = get people to blog New Wisdom = find the passionate people, and get them to blog What About Community Formation?

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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: Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

This link will bring you our team page. Visitor Map Subscribe to Collaborative Thinking Add me to your TypePad People list Burton Group Complimentary Content INFLECTION POINT Client Inquiry Request Vendor Briefing Request About Blog Roll Adam Gartenberg Alan Lepofsky Alarm:Clock Alec Saunders Amy Jo Kim Bill Ives Carl Tyler Carol Jones Christopher Allen Collaboration Loop Craig Roth Danah Boyd Daniel W.

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Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

This link will bring you our team page. Visitor Map Subscribe to Collaborative Thinking Add me to your TypePad People list Burton Group Complimentary Content INFLECTION POINT Client Inquiry Request Vendor Briefing Request About Blog Roll Adam Gartenberg Alan Lepofsky Alarm:Clock Alec Saunders Amy Jo Kim Bill Ives Carl Tyler Carol Jones Christopher Allen Collaboration Loop Craig Roth Danah Boyd Daniel W.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter UPCOMING WEBINAR: No Time, No Budget, Fewer People? Saba, with the Human Capital Institute, published just this last week a research report * on opportunities for adoption of corporate social networking.

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. Focusing on the people side of this. People have always formed networks. People, purpose, links.

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Collaborative Thinking: Building a Culture of Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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. " Research suggests that to achieve collaboration results, knowledge-sharing companies must assess their culture, no matter what technologies they adopt. This link will bring you our team page.

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Implementing the Cisco Collaboration Framework

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

that couples people, process, and technology. review team—which included members from. technologies such as virtual workspaces, social networking tools, web conferencing. are creating new possibilities for organizations to more quickly and effectively connect people, information, and knowledge communities. other early adopters are now bringing these. Companies that successfully adopt new. Collaboration is the act of people working.

The tension in collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Should we be putting people first, before technology, in our efforts to collaborate? Can collaboration be encouraged in a replicable and systematic manner (as much as anything concerning people can be repeatable and systematic)?

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Classification of Enterprise 2.0 use cases

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

At this point - social software offers a new approach - as it provides a way of harnessing the collective power of a interconnected setting of people to discover and ventilate new ideas - by externalizing and opening up data about information chunks, knowledge and process execution towards the crowd.

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Collaborative Thinking: The Enterprise In A Networked World

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

In other words, a "digital native" understands that there is no such thing as "going online" but rather, what is important is the way in which people move between geographically-organized interactions and network-organized interactions. 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).

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Publishing Enterprise Content To Facebook

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

From an employee perspective, social networking provides a ready-made knowledge-management platform for their workers, which will increase adoption rates to the levels that knowledge management was always meant to achieve. As keynote speaker Roo Reynolds, Metaverse Evangelist for IBM explains, “I think were getting to the stage where most people understand what Web 2.0 If Facebook does not screw things up with stuff like Beacon, they could become the new people oriented intranet.

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