The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams


So I thought I would go ahead and spend some time today covering those same 5 reasons she talked about extensively and build further up on some additional tips distributed teams could apply to help avoid those specific issues.

More on the purported "study" of virtual teams

Endless Knots

As per my post yesterday , I've pursued a bit more about the "research" from VitalSmarts , a company I'm not familiar with, which claims "that 13 out of 14 common workplace relationship problems occur far more frequently within 'virtual teams' (teams with members scattered across various geographies) than within teams located in the same building." Tags: Virtual Teams

Hard-drive crash #2

Endless Knots

Call me unlucky (but it is a story ultimately about virtual teams , so thanks, sort of, computer). So in the past two weeks, my brand-new (9 months old) superfast solid-state drive crashed as did my logic board on my MacAir , which is a toddler -- about two-and-a-half years old.

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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.

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. It's in line with what I said yesterday about virtual teams at BP and coaching as a highly-effective user adoption strategy - get out there and work with the people you are trying to make successful.

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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. " Nearly every white board in our office is covered with marker. Government 2.0.

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Enterprise 2.0: Leading Collaborative Teams

Endless Knots

Each is doing different but related things to make it easier for distant teams to work together. Co-author of six books, she is an expert on virtual teams, networked organizations, and social media. 2009 Green Teams Knowledge management Technology Telecommuting Virtual reality

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The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work


And when talking about competitiveness we should probably not forget about high performing teams either.

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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. VEN Board.

The Business Value of Social Software by Luis Suarez


I decided to approach both my local resource management team, as well as my, at the time, project manager and ask them whether they would allow me to work remotely from another country, in this case, Spain, my home country.

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. If you look at all workspace products: Novell Groupwise/Sitescape, EMC/Documentum's eRoom, Lotus QuickPlace/Quickr, and others presenting themselves as virtual team rooms for sharing files (i.e.,

How Twitter Changes Everything at Enterprise 2.0

Endless Knots

Co-author of six books, she is an expert on virtual teams, networked organizations, and social media. Advisory Board, she stays in touch with a wide network of practitioners and thinkers, including the participants in her sessions. When I was thinking of a title for a session on Twitter at the Enterprise 2.0 conference next week here in Boston, I, of course, had no idea what would transpire in Iran a few months hence.

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Column 2 : Enterprise 2.0: Reports from the Frontier

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Boudinet continued on with information on how they developed a collaborative environment and culture at Volvo with global virtual teams, once the technology was in place to support such collaboration. ProdexNet uses a number of different processes for virtual team collaboration, including regularly-scheduled meetings and informal phone conversations, and encourages smaller team sizes of 5-7 people. Column 2 BPM, Enterprise 2.0 and technology trends in business.

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The Technology-Collaboration Disconnect - BusinessWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Among more than 50 large organizations assessed by The Corporate Executive Boards IT Practice, the best have begun with an understanding of the capabilities knowledge workers need, not the capabilities new technologies provide. 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.

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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?

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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. They surveyed lurkers from 375 MSN bulletin board communities and they revealed five reasons not to participate: These findings are interesting for community managers, since some of them are actionable. Blog « Win a Cool Wikwikit Mug! Using Components to Found a Start-up » Are You a Lurker?

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A Journey In Social Media: Life At 35,000 Feet

John Tropea - Delicious Community

" followed by a statement of the situation, the ideas that the local team are working with, and an open-ended what-do-you-suggest question. The posting team not only gets access to a wealth of perspectives, opinions and experiences -- but now theyve got a virtual team to work with. A Journey In Social Media A journal about my personal thoughts regarding evolving a comprehensive social media strategy at a large company.

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Classification of Enterprise 2.0 use cases

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Supporting & enhancing ad-hoc collaboration (Collaboration 2.0) : This is about supporting ad-hoc initiated team working to solve issues and problems that go beyond the pre-defined scope of problems or issues. Virtual Teams collaboration.

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Collaborative Writing Tools And Technology: A Mini-Guide

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Groove Virtual Office is available at no cost for personal use or 60-day business evaluation. Some projects are overseen by an editor or editorial team, but many grow without any top-down oversight. Its very simple to use, you can take advantage of calendar, wiki, blog, messages, tag cloud, sharing documents and manage your tasks and milestones inside projects and handle interaction with your team.

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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. and virtual companies), have put collaboration in. tools, including blogs, virtual workspaces, wikis, desktop video, telepresence conferences, web. teams—and thesecapabilities make the basics of. foundation for virtual, global teams. Wikis, blogs, virtual workspaces, video. to group or team in a collaborative setting.

At the Corner of Assertiveness & Cooperation: Collaboration > Trust Matters

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Trust Quotes #5: Neil Rackham Trust and Virtual Teams The Difference Between Wrong and Illegal The Trust Reader Volume 4 Trust Quotes #4: Peter Firestein on Trust, Character and Reputation How to Soft Sell a Hard Drive Too Big to Trust? The Path of Redemption Leads to Trust The ROI of Business Friendships The Trouble with Buying Processes Madoff: Investment Fund, or Virtual Reality Game?

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