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. A leader may also recruit a likeable person to present the proposal.

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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. A leader may also recruit a likeable person to present the proposal.

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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?

Kudos to Pilot on NZ 404 Today

Michael Sampson - Currents

I think that was the perfect way to handle the situation - making himself visible, showing up in person, and not just being a voice from the hidden room at the front. 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 AdoptionThis morning I traveled from Christchurch to Wellington, on Air New Zealand flight NZ404.

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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. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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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 Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Social Computing

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Social Workplace for Government 2.0 by Deb Lavoy

Elsua

Thus virtual and physical come together as one. compounding value, trust, respect, barriers to adoption (Fear & management by fear - Slide #31 is just so spot on!), Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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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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. Matthew comments on the use of whiteboards for in-person collaboration. "

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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. The MySite capability for user profiles existed in earlier releases but was designed as a personal site for file sharing - it was never designed to be a social networking component.

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.

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. Both identities are social; but one is public, professional, and, to varying degrees, collegial while the other handles the personal and private.

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).

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

The gap between how we use information technology in our personal and our professional lives is growing, leading to higher employee dissatisfaction with corporate IT departments that "cant seem to catch up" with new technologies. Execution: Is the proliferation of virtual teams breaking our decision making? The tools became a resource to allow teams to work better rather than a task on top of assignments. Tags: collaboration adoption

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A Journey In Social Media A journal about my personal thoughts regarding evolving a comprehensive social media strategy at a large company. We spend a lot of time as a team debating why certain people are getting proficient at social media (or 2.0 The speak from a personal perspective, about things they care about. For them, blogging is nothing more than a natural extension of their personality. My own personal experiences echo this ten-fold.

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Measuring Community Strength | Gil Yehuda's Enterprise 2.0 Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Personal Branding Subscribe Gil Yehuda's Enterprise 2.0 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).

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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. About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter UPCOMING WEBINAR: No Time, No Budget, Fewer People?

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

Her personal blog is Chocolate and Vodka , and yes, she’s married to Kevin. 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 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

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. The tacit knowledge in a person’s. tools, including blogs, virtual workspaces, wikis, desktop video, telepresence conferences, web. adopted the Cisco Collaboration Framework.

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). There is a greater need for expertise within project teams that are knowledgeable about ethnography, anthropology, and research methods such as contextual inquiry. 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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