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

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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. 

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

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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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Hard-drive crash #2

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Call me unlucky (but it is a story ultimately about virtual teams , so thanks, sort of, computer). Here's a picture of the nice team of people at the Chestnut Hill (MA) Apple Store -- Josh, Justin, and Melissa (l-r). (I

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Inc. goes virtual - for a second

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magazine carried out an experiment in February: it sent everyone home to experience working virtually. Senior Writer Max Chafkin's very good article about it, " The Case, and the Plan, for the Virtual Company." " I've complained before about how thin most of the material about virtual working really is with the endless lists of "ten ways to" and "three things that you should do." Those following the field know that Inc.

Foucault via John Hancock

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His home, the Old State House, is in the heart of old Boston, about a stone's throw from Fanueil Hall. " ** Post on distinctions in virtual teams came from the interviews I did to prep for this conference. Tags: Consulting Storytelling Virtual Teams

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Why Social Networking Can Mean Serious Business for Your Virtual Teams

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Read about Guided Insights blended facilitation services and our Bridging the Distance Webinars for more about fostering greater collaboration among your teams, whether face-to-face or virtual. Reflect your team demographics when choosing the best social networking tools.

Try this at home

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One of the times I heard it was at a face-to-face meeting this morning in Boston. Useful but we agreed that we would have learned more if it had been virtual. Tags: Collaboration Telecommuting Virtual Teams Three times in the past day I've heard this from employers: people who work from home are more productive. This is not data (though there's plenty out there). The meeting was informational and we sat around a table looking at each other. No handouts even.

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Going it alone

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In this age of collaboration (telecommuting, virtual teams, remote working, etc), we might take a page from people who spend time alone (and not like this-alone, at the computer), according to " The power of lonely " by Leon Neyfakh in yesterday's Boston Globe. Collaboration Telecommuting Texting Virtual TeamsSome heartening research for introverts.

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A little history on the Computer History Museum (and MassNet, RIP)

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Harry asks whether I've ever visited The Computer Museum in Boston and if so whether they would be interested in the donation of a server with his ground-breaking software, Participate, on it. Alas, The Computer Museum in Boston exists no more, having closed in 1996 (what does that say about our history), its collection now belonging to The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California (i.e. A comment today on another post by Harry Stevens prompts this post.

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Enterprise 2.0: Leading Collaborative Teams

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Thus, we've convinced two of our favorite colleagues, Virginia Adamson from Volvo IT and Mike Prevou from Strategic Knowledge Solutions to schlep to Boston and hold forth with us. Each is doing different but related things to make it easier for distant teams to work together.

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Were you in NETWORKING? Please pass along

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percent rate drop seen in the first quarter of 1982, when the economy was in a recession that lasted 16 months," according to Lucia Mutukani's " US economy weakens ," in the Feb 29, 2009, Boston Globe.

Bioteams and the beliefs of high performing teams

The Bumble Bee

Team Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise or kill team effectiveness. Unfortunately this is often the most neglected aspect of a high-performing team initiative. In this article I remind people of the key beliefs of high-performing teams. In a earler article, The seven beliefs of high performing teams , I suggested that members of High-Performing Teams (HPTs) share a common set of beliefs. The major output of the 3 teams was software products.

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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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Chocolate at Work: A Lighter Post for August

Partnering Resources

So it looks like Boston just moved up to the top of my cities to visit next!” And in this world of virtual teams, it’s even important to create these personal connections. Maya hosts a chocolate tasting. If you know me, you know that I love chocolate.

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Open Enterprise 2009 - Charlene Li Interviewed by Stowe Boyd


conference in Boston in June, I thought I would touch base on that very same subject again, specially after having gone through another one of the superb interviews they are currently doing at the moment.

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News Updates (March 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Breeze is an example of a virtual workplace. It demonstrates how you can use modular software to design and build a web-based, virtual work environment. A second study demonstrated not only that creative teams had especially nimble social-communication networks, but also that the amount of oscillation correlated with how productive the creative group judged itself to be. Virtual meetings in SharePoint? Leveraging Virtual Teams and Social Tools Forum.

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A World Without Email - Year 2, Week 7 (Open Enterprise 2009 with Oliver Marks)


conference in Boston in June. conference in Boston! Conference , Boston , E2.0 , E20conf , Social Software Adoption , Telecommuting , Business Value , Benefits , Enterprise 2.0

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Understanding the Real Structure within Your Organization with NetAge OrgScope

Portals and KM

Moving beyond reporting relationships, OrgScope also maps team memberships (which LDAP similarly captures through permission structures), information flows, and workflows, which together give more complete pictures of the organizational network.

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How Twitter Changes Everything at Enterprise 2.0

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conference next week here in Boston, I, of course, had no idea what would transpire in Iran a few months hence. Co-author of six books, she is an expert on virtual teams, networked organizations, and social media. When I was thinking of a title for a session on Twitter at the Enterprise 2.0 But here we are, witnessing the power of 140 characters, the energy that can be released with the greatest economy of writing.

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Endless Knots: "Getting to We"

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Endless Knots Recent Posts Local boy makes good.pickles and makes the NY Times "No texting at the taaaa-ble" or at Selectmen meetings Oldie but goodie: "CompuServes Intranet Forum" Boosting Productivity through Virtual Collaboration - webcast Light on Lumière Will someone please make me a sandwich.board?

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Open Parenthesis » Liveblogging Enterprise 2.0 - Jeffrey Stamps and Jessica Lipnack - Decide to Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Four networks make up the enterprise: - Organizational network and working network (public) - Knowledge networks and social networks (private) Whenever things are not working well, use these common network principles: Purpose (Why), Nodes (Who) , Links (How) , Time (When) Key virtual team behaviors, based on the common network principals. We have to learn together how to work in the new virtual teams.

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More White-Label Options For Social Network Sites

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

In any case, end-of-rant, on the flip-side, the space for white-label solutions is getting crowded so if you do jump-in, make sure you have a contingency plan - at some point, the dance floor will begin to empty: At our TechCrunch Boston MeetUp , a company is launching called Mzinga that brings white-label social networks to consumer research. This link will bring you our team page.

Getting to Know Collective and Collaborative :: Personal InfoCloud

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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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