Managing virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

(cartoon via Marketing and strategy innovation blog ) Together with Sibrenne Wagenaar I wrote a Dutch article of 15,000 characters on virtual teamwork. During the literature review one of the best articles we found is the article called Managing Virtual teams by Lisa Kimball.

Leading Virtual Teams Continues To Be Challenging

Leading Virtually

Talk to those who coach leaders and they will tell you that leading virtual teams continues to be challenging. I had started this blog to share what research is telling us about leading virtual teams. even if we are not part of a pure virtual team.

Virtual Teams and Communities Training Manual

The Bumble Bee

As a festive treat I am making available, totally free to Bioteams readers, my Virtual Teams and Communities Training Manual (155 pages) which I have used on a number of occasions as a comprehensive full-day workshop on this very important topic. Evolution of an effective virtual team.

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

Endless Knots

Every so often in the past gazillion years, a graduate student comes along, one who's working on a master's or doctorate around virtual/remote/distribution organizations. This interview also reflects my biases about the current state-of-the-virtual-art. 

Six easy pieces for "Virtual Team Success"

Endless Knots

Virtual Team Success from Darleen Derosa and Richard Lepsinger is good stuff, based on research, and written by people who've been thinking about this topic for a while. Great summary of the book in two blog posts on Tech Journal South. Books Virtual Teams

Working in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've been busy writing a Dutch article for Leren in Organisaties , with less time to write for my blog(s). tools to support the work of international virtual teams for a thematic issue about globalization. Since there is not much room (15.000 characters) we have a relative narrow focus on small teams dealing with a clear, time-delinated project. They write about teams, networks and communities and hence have taken a much wider focus.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Elsua

Her blog entry highlights, according to her, and rather accurately, too!, She has done a wonderful piece of work, specially, around the different ways she shared across to help tackle each and everyone of those pitfalls for virtual teams.

A South African on virtual teams

Endless Knots

I have no idea who's writing this new blog, IT Trends in the Development and Management of Virtual Teams , as the Blogger profile is not tremendously informative, but these first few posts, one of which arrived via an alert, are unusually thoughtful. Tags: Virtual Teams

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

Endless Knots

Every so often in the past gazillion years, a graduate student comes along, one who's working on a master's or doctorate around virtual/remote/distributed/global organizations. " This interview was for her final dissertation, "The Challenges of Virtual Project Management," enabling her to graduate from Tampere, following her spending time as an exchange student at Portsmouth University in the UK. In return, may I use this as a blog post?

Technology: trust in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

John Gundry wrote a paper on trust in virtual teams trying to 'unpeel the onion about trust'. A team member is trustworthy if he/she: - Acts in our and the team's best interest - Is trustful - Keeps his/her promises or tells us when they can't keep them - Respects the citation and/or protection of information we send them - Shares mutually -valuable information with us Thinking outloud: in communities of practice and web2.0

Role-Playing for Virtual Team Training

Leading Virtually

The article set my thoughts in motion about the Leading Virtually blog and my own thinking regarding training, leadership development, and learning in virtual environments in general. We at Leading Virtually obviously believe that virtual teams can be trained and highly functioning using communication media. Not only can virtual teams be trained online, but training is often critical for virtual team success.

Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools: Boston KM Forum - March 31

Endless Knots

Long title for what promises to be a good day with the Boston KM Forum on March 31: " Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al."   And books and articles on virtual teaming abound. In this symposium, we will explore virtual teams and social tools—and their value in leveraging knowledge. 

The social networks of virtual teams - The Bumble Bee

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Manifesto | About | Contact | Library | Gallery | Archives | Site map The social networks of virtual teams April 21, 2006 | article by Ken Thompson in Bioteams Features (83) Stumble It! Such a team may be the last to know of important changes in its environment.

Working Remotely: Three Keys to Effectiveness

Michael Sampson - Currents

On The Smarter Office blog this week, I wrote about three keys to being effective with virtual teams: " What do you call a team of people who always meet face-to-face around a meeting table and whiteboard? Most of us, if not all of us, are involved to some degree in projects that include team members from other time zones, countries, organizations, and cultures. Use Virtual Teams When There is a Clear Benefit to be Gained. -

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Clearing the Air About Corporate Blogging

Leading Virtually

Blogs have been around more than a decade now, but corporate blogging, or the use of blogs within firms, is not very common. From my teaching of business executives and professionals, I believe that this is probably due to a general lack of understanding of blogs and how they can improve social relationships and task performance. Common reaction of business executives and professionals to blogs as personal diaries; Social and task benefits of blogging; and.

The AppGap » Connecting … Virtual Teams: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Connecting … Virtual Teams by Patti Anklam February 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm · Filed under Distributed Work , Enterprise 2.0 , Web 2.0 and how the social networking tools could be used to enhance the connectivity of virtual teams.

Why Social Networking Can Mean Serious Business for Your Virtual Teams

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Dig In To Learn More Visit Patti Anklams web site to find her blog "Networks, Complexity, and Relatedness" and read about her recently published book, Net Work: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Networks at Work and in the World.

Yes, Leadership Changes in a Web 2.0 World

Leading Virtually

A recent Harvard Business Review blog post by James Champy argues that leadership does not change in a Web 2.0 World. Mr. Champy’s core points are that (a) leadership requires relationships and personal engagement and (b) technology does nothing to alter this requirement in leaders.

Working Remotely: From the Few, to the Many, to the Most

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over on The Smarter Office blog, I just posted an infographic that looks at the rise of virtual working over the past decade: " It’s common practice that most of us spend some time each day working with remote team members and colleagues, but it’s a reality that is very different to 10-15 years ago. Virtual Teams

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Virtual Team Collaboration: Share, Send And Publish Large Files Online With Adobe Share - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Virtual Team Collaboration: Share, Send And Publish Large Files Online With Adobe Share Adobe Share is a web-based team collaboration service allowing you to easily share, send, access and republish selected documents and files online.

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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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. If virtual teaming is being planned, then provide training on how to work in a virtual team, something that is often overlooked.

What Leads to Effective Virtual Teamwork?

Leading Virtually

Briggs on ‘ Principles for Effective Virtual Teamwork.’ ’ The authors derived these principles from their decade long experience of working with hundreds of virtual teams. The April 2009 issue of the Communications of the ACM, a highly respected journal, published an article by Jay F. Nunanamker, Bruce A. Reining, and Robert O. I present these principles and also provide links to our past posts that may help our readers put those principles to practice.

Virtual lunch, very noisy

Endless Knots

This is from a longer post, " Seven habits for successful video meetings," on Virtual Teams Blog , run by Al Jury who did his Ph.D. in virtual team leadership. Food at virtual meetings: 6. Tags: 90% people, 10% technology Virtual Teams Critical issue here. Be careful ordering food during the meeting: In meetings where food is ordered it can be very disruptive to meetings.

Virtual Worlds: A Potential Tool for Cross-Cultural Training

Leading Virtually

Previously, Surinder wrote a blog post on his observations about different cultural expectations and implicit communication patterns. He discussed some ways that virtual team leaders could help limit cultural snafus in teams. As more companies are working with partners around the world and multicultural teams occur more and more often, understanding of cultural differences is important for team members and leaders — for both face-to-face and virtual teams.

Well, yes, kinda, sorta, Pat

Endless Knots

Pat Lencioni's written the book on dysfunctional teams and, bless him, he's trying to put his stamp on the dysfunctions of virtual teams too. A fawning post on another blog led me to Lencioni's short piece on the three blunders of virtual teams , in his view: they underestimate the challenge of being virtual; they waste their face-to-face time socializing too much and/or going over details; and they don't know how to hold good conference calls.

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The Leading Virtually Digest, February 8, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: Financial Times special report about the current downturn offering opportunities for distributing leadership and the use of flexible virtual teams. Posts to which it is related: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually , So Far And Yet So Near , Leading Virtual Communities: Do We Have the Answers , Are Casual Virtual Team Participants Endangering Virtual Teams.

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The "study" author responds

Endless Knots

As per below, I invited the virtual team "study" author and the person whom I've been corresponding with to respond to my posts. Received this email earlier this evening, reporting that my blog says "it won't accept [their] data." Jessica,   We have tried to respond on your blog. That solution involves improving the way virtual teams communicate in crucial moments. Most virtual workers I know love them.

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Yes, Leadership Changes in a Web 2.0 World

Leading Virtually

A recent Harvard Business Review blog post by James Champy argues leadership does not change in a Web 2.0 Examples of such tactics include team building, delegation, and participation in decision-making.

"Let's take that online" -- Boston KM Forum

Endless Knots

Lovely day spent with the Boston KM Forum's "Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al. Here's the group, snapped with my phone, just as Jeff and I started our tap dance on virtual teams.

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"Storytelling adds human touch to virtual work"

Endless Knots

Such is the case with David Adewumi's reposting of Kathy Hansen's original one about the value of stories to virtual team success, which David posted to Heekya yesterday. Storytelling does that--and Kathy Hansen has been collecting up some very good stories of storytellers on her blog, A Storied Career. As a result of this finding, I developed a well-received virtual-teams project in my business-communication classes.

Boosting Productivity through Virtual Collaboration - webcast

Endless Knots

who blogs at Frogpond , I'm able to post the BusinessWeek/Cisco webcast I did with Karen Sobel Lojeski, which I posted about in detail here. Tags: Telecommuting Virtual Teams Networks and Networking Collaboration Web 2.0 Thanks to a pointer from Martin Koser, a German collaboration consultant. Please take a look and let me know what you think. And if you'd like to post it too, you can pick up the embed code from this BusinessWeek site.

YouTeamFast: New Blog on working with Teams

The Bumble Bee

I am pleased to launch the YouTeamFast blog/online resource which pulls together Twenty One of my best techniques for assessing, mobilising, operating and improving teams and is the second website in my YouWorkFast series.

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Blogging for IT Leadership: Future of Work Enabled

Partnering Resources

Workforce planning, tech leaders with poor people skills, and critical job vacancies are three topics I’ve recently covered for a new blog called the Future of Work Enabled. The blog explores issues of IT leadership in the networked, hyper-connected enterprise.

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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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YouBidFast: New Online Biz Dev and Marketing Blog

The Bumble Bee

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books: Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs.

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Another Paradox of Virtual Work

Leading Virtually

A while back, Betsy blogged about paradoxes in virtual work. Basically, virtual work can both decrease and increase visibility. Since virtual workers can be located anywhere, they are not visible to their managers. However, since virtual workers conduct a significant part of their work on or via information and communication technologies, there is greater potential to track their work, including their communication, than if they were not working remotely.

Your online Business Development System: The Blog Transmitter

The Bumble Bee

In this article I describe how to build your blog transmitter using just free software. The main component of The Transmitter is a blog and here is what I will cover in this article: Setting up your blog. Writing great articles for your blog. Monitoring your blog traffic.

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Measuring Community Strength | Gil Yehuda's Enterprise 2.0 Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blog Your path to success Measuring Community Strength by Gil Yehuda on February 4, 2010 in Enterprise 2.0 Rachel Happe, an expert on the subject, blogged about this a while ago. Rachel’s blog highlighted many of them.

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

Governance in a Networked World

Here is a sneak preview from an earlier blog post. 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.

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

Governance in a Networked World

Here is a sneak preview from an earlier blog post. 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.

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Are You a Lurker? « Wikwikit´s Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blog « Win a Cool Wikwikit Mug! 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. Nielsen (2006) looked at many different situations in the web where contribution inequality is visible, like for example: Only 5% of internet users worldwide have blogs, and only 0,1% post daily. 2 months ago New blog post: Are You a Lurker?

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The Bioteaming Manifesto: 6 years old!

The Bumble Bee

The manifesto is the foundation of the Bioteams book, published March 2008, and is a comprehensive conceptual framework for the effective management of today's Virtual Teams , Multi-Enterprise Teams and Cross-Functional teams.

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