Virtual teams poorly managed, say 1 in 3 execs in Economist study

Endless Knots

Looks like some quite solid research from the Economist Intelligence Unit, " Managing virtual teams: Taking a more strategic approach." " In the study, conducted in Fall 2009, a third of those executives surveyed said that their virtual teams were not well managed, yet most endorsed using them nonetheless. The major findings (go to link to download the study): Executives are generally positive about working in virtual teams.

"The conference call"

Endless Knots

Thanks to Richard Dale, Dave Grady "from the annual Citizens Bank Employee Talent Show."     Tags: Telecommuting Virtual Teams " Have you been on this call?

4th Annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

The 4th annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey opened at the end of June and will stay open until August 31. How does the online workplace support virtual teams and communities of practice? All participants receive a complimentary copy (pdf) of the " Global Intranet Trends for 2010" report that will be published in the second part of October. The key themes this year are: The workplace. Are intranets catching up with what people need to do their jobs? Collaboration.

"Collective Sensemaking:" Author Nancy Dixon looking for participants

Endless Knots

My colleague, Nancy Dixon , author, knowledge expert, and insightful thinker, is writing a new book about "Collective Sensemaking," which happens, she posits, as part of the perpetual motion of teams -- sometimes together, sometimes apart -- and is looking for teams to interview. Depending on the size of the unit that needs to change, Collective Sensemaking conversations can take place in a team, department, or whole organization. 

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Steven Johnson On Effective Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

That's very different from the meeting where you're getting together to discuss the annual budget. Tags: Being Effective Virtual Teams 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. 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.

Telecommuting goal to reduce carbon footprint in Hubei province

Endless Knots

Remember my obsession with " green teams " and ideas generated by readers to use virtual meetings to clean up the carbon? " Check out the optimistic last paragraph about the impact of virtual meetings on carbon emissions. (My In the long run, he said, savings from virtual meetings will increase at a much greater rate – about 623 million tons of CO2 annually – by 2030, thereby cutting commercial aviation emissions by nearly 40 percent.

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Notes on CUST115 ABS on Visual Social Communications

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lots of virtual teams. ease collaboration across virtual teams, eg., time zones, getting access to virtual teams. reduce annual spend on travel. - Justin Lauder (ABS) and Darren Belford (IBM) are presenting on how the Australian Bureau of Statistics are using Polycom visual conferencing equipment in their environment. Some notes: 1.

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News Updates (July 16, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Fourth annual Traction User Group meeting and Training Conference is a unique opportunity to see what's new and planned for Traction TeamPage, talk in person with the Traction team, give your own feedback on Traction's products and direction, and learn from peers and their experiences. 7 steps to exception communication in a virtual team. SharePoint 2010.

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Endless Knots: Teams of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Endless Knots Recent Posts Oldie but goodie: "CompuServes Intranet Forum" Boosting Productivity through Virtual Collaboration - webcast Light on Lumière Will someone please make me a sandwich.board? We documented Bobs story in Virtual Teams --and, perhaps more importantly, he documented it himself in Building the Knowledge-Driven Organization. Arent we now in the time when teams, not just amorphous communities or lone-ranger individuals, need to share practices?

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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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More White-Label Options For Social Network Sites

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Right out of the gate, the company already has a healthy business with $17 million in annual revenues and 100 employees. This link will bring you our team page. Mathemagenic Microsoft Knowledge Network Team Blog Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog Microsoft Team RSS Blog Microsoft Unified Communications Group Team Blog Nicholas Carr Peter OKelly Peter Saint-André Rashmi Sinha Robin Good Solution Watch Stowe Boyd Techcrunch You’re It!

Leadership Maxims, Avoiding a CoP Mid-Life Crisis, Library Clips, Knowledge and Learning Toolkit, Ten Commandments for Business Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Healthy communities mature into "influence structures" or active teams of peers who demand or are asked to take on influential roles in their organizations. These teams set short- and long-term goals, establish formal roles and structures, and assume vital organizational tasks. It might establish annual goal-setting and assessment processes or simply make sure the purpose of its work is clearly articulated.