Valdis Krebs on face-to-face

Endless Knots

Below Valdis , one of the originals in social network analysis, comments on whether face-to-face is necessary. Tags: Collaboration Virtual Teams Priceless. Had to elevate it: If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then a day F2F is worth a 1000 emails/tweets.

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Steven Johnson On Effective Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

Interesting analysis from Steven Johnson about the type of meetings that are effective vs. in-effective: " Well, that brings me to something in the book that bummed me out. Tags: Being Effective Virtual Teams You cite a study that observed science labs and found the breakthroughs happened more often during staff meetings than at the microscope. I hate meetings. It's funny that you say that, because I hate meetings too.

The Leading Virtually Digest, March 28, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: LA Times article about President Obama conducting a virtual town hall meeting to reach out and connect to Americans. Posts it is related to: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually. Last week, he hosted a virtual town hall meeting that drew more than 104,000 questions and 3.6 The article’s author raised the question of whether the virtual event was truly engaging the public, or it was only creating an illusion of doing so.

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Free productivity tools to be thankful for

Leading Virtually

Several of the tools I have shared below would benefit virtual team workers because of their collaboration focus. To initiate a search on this site (say, on virtual teams) when I might be elsewhere (e.g., data analysis or a presentation).

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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The Implications of Cloud Computing for Work Teams and Leaders

Leading Virtually

A good example is Google Docs , which allows the Leading Virtually team to store documents and collaborate entirely online and at the team’s convenience from any computer with Internet access and no use of our own storage capacity. regression analysis) on the website where users retrieve the data. As cloud computing gains popularity, capital resources are less of a concern or barrier for teams to access technology.

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Working Across Cultures - Two Resources

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of those people - Nancy Settle-Murphy of Guided Insights and author of Leading Effective Virtual Teams - pointed me to a couple of resources I didn''t know about. You then get a page of analysis for the country-category-issue combination. Last week I was doing some preliminary research for a client project in the adoption area.

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Working Across Cultures – Two Resources

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of those people – Nancy Settle-Murphy of Guided Insights and author of Leading Effective Virtual Teams – pointed me to a couple of resources I didn’t know about. You then get a page of analysis for the country-category-issue combination. Last week I was doing some preliminary research for a client project in the adoption area.

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Free productivity tools to be thankful for

Leading Virtually

Several of the tools I have shared below would benefit virtual team workers because of their collaboration focus. To initiate a search on this site (say, on virtual teams) when I might be elsewhere (e.g., data analysis or a presentation).

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News Updates (July 29, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Virtual Team Technology. Phil proposes the "information - communication - collaboration" workflow analysis approach for determining which tools to use to support virtual teams. " Government 2.0. Embracing Web 2.0

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Have you discovered the power of Serendipitous Collaboration yet?

The Bumble Bee

The most common approach to business collaboration ( Planned Collaboration ) involves prior analysis of the participants to try to identify shared interests in collaboration (e.g. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Poor Mental Models fail teams before they even start?

The Bumble Bee

One of the most powerful team exercises is to explore team leaders and team members "mental models" of teams, networks and groups. Mental models are the, often invisible, dictators of what actually happens in a team as opposed to what team leaders would like to happen.

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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. Through discussions and analysis with staff, found out that moving from paper-based research notebooks to electronic notebooks, the laptop was in a different place to where they worked. Drives analysis, then a set of recommendations.

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The day after: Who's responsible for what?

Endless Knots

All the reports, compiled into one, are at this link: " Virtual Reorganization: How to Create Smarter, Better, Faster Organizations without Moving the Boxes Around." Done well, virtual reorganization is a low-cost, high-yield performance improvement strategy.

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Two Reviews of Seamless Teamwork to Kick Off 2009!

Michael Sampson - Currents

Beyond even the amazing capabilities of SharePoint, the author discusses considerations for virtual teams, working offline, and how to convince teams to work on SharePoint instead of falling back on e-mail. Over the holidays, while in the local Southern California mountains with my family - in between snowmans with the children and whisky shots with the adults, I devoured the book - below is my analysis and review.

Goal Setting to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap

Leading Virtually

In my previous post , I referred you to articles about how to lead virtual teams. Analysis of this data revealed that if someone persisted and reached five runs, that person was likely to keep running and uploading data.

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Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

So you can see that Virtual Community , Tags , RSS , Facebook , Twitter and other such terms all relate heavily to the concept of social media. For example: Ken Thompson is laser focused on virtual teams. Connections make the world go round.

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Let’s get out of the analysis paralysis and focus on what we leave behind at the end of a project. Most people, teams and companies are paralyzed by the flood of information. The most important part is that succesful teams constantly keep in touch with the hierarchy.

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.

TextFlow

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

We can adapt them to the modern way of working, where enterprise success depends on good collaboration in virtual teams that spread geographically and across organizational lines. As we are a small team, the mark you make – both within the product and the company – will be significant. TextFlow relies on a server to do document analysis, so you must be online to compare multiple documents or import Word documents.

Defining the “Social Team” « The Complete Innovator

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Work With Me Defining the “Social Team” 9 02 2010 If you’ve been following me online on Twitter or elsewhere, you’ve probably heard me mention the concept of “Social Teams” more than a few times recently. But we don’t compete as a community, we compete as individual teams.

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Green Chameleon » Touch

Green Chameleon

And why do organisations insist on believing they can completely remove face to face meetings – basic human contact – from their virtual teams and communities of practice once they have put collaboration infrastructure in place?

2008 130

Are you on the Bully watch? - networks, communities, crews

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Virtual Canuck picks up my posting about crews, teams etc but takes issue with my position, I quote: So I don’t think that Snowden’s use of the term crew to define a subset of groups really moves us forward. These have aspects of community, and some aspects of team along with networks.

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Collaborative Thinking: Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. Organizations literate in social network analysis will demonstrate better governance practices concerning the role and application of technology.

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Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. Organizations literate in social network analysis will demonstrate better governance practices concerning the role and application of technology.

Effective Collaboration: Chaos in Collaboration: The Changing Locus of Collaboration (Part 3 of 5)

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Resources Library Currents (the blog) Seamless Teamwork Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us « Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (March 18, 2008) | Main | Chaos in Collaboration: Integrating Collaboration Tools (Part 4 of 5) » Chaos in Collaboration: The Changing Locus of Collaboration (Part 3 of 5) This is Part 3 of the Chaos in Collaboration series.

2008 28

Another Example Of Facebook Integration

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

Enterprise-enabling Facebook

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

Gating Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

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Collaborative Thinking: Contextual Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

2007 28

Collaborative Thinking: Social Networks: Making Sense Out Of Terminology

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. Understanding social networks requires analysis of the structural relations between actors and the patterns of interaction among actors. This link will bring you our team page.

2008 28

Turning E-Mail Into a Social Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

2007 28

Collaborative Thinking: Enterprise 2.0: Culture Required?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

Collaborative Thinking: Enterprise 2.0: A Critical Assessment

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

Are You a Lurker? « Wikwikit´s Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

He analyzed a virtual community called the Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link (WELL) and found out that most users did not actively participate in its construction. Their analysis was also able to capture the fact that single users were responsible for more than 10% of the content, producing sometimes four or five orders of magnitude more items than the majority of the users. Blog « Win a Cool Wikwikit Mug! Using Components to Found a Start-up » Are You a Lurker?

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Social Software Vendor Roundup

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

Collaborative Thinking: Harnessing The Power Of Informal Employee Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

2007 28

Collaborative Thinking: Building a Culture of Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. KPMGs top HR executive is a member of the firms knowledge advisory team, Armacost notes. This link will bring you our team page.

2007 28

More White-Label Options For Social Network Sites

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. But it uses semantic analysis sand concept matching to extract meaning from all the chatter, and ranks conversations or comments based on how many interactions are associated with it.

Participatory Surveillance: Co-mingling Intimacy & Exposure

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. Whether it is a business team or a community or even nations, creating new way to increase our collaborative capacity will make life easier for everyone.

2008 28

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.

Collaborative Thinking: More On Formalizing Informal Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations David Knoke: Social Network Analysis (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) John P Scott: Social Network Analysis: A Handbook Martin Kilduff: Social Networks and Organizations Linton C. This link will bring you our team page.

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