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. I also share my class notes with my students. I find Google docs to be very useful for collaborating on research papers and for sharing my class notes with students.

"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. As a result of this finding, I developed a well-received virtual-teams project in my business-communication classes. It was at about this same time that my interest in storytelling was burgeoning; thus, I'm quite interested in convergences between virtual work and storytelling.

The "you never know" principle

Endless Knots

Point is that Don Straus , who passed away in September, 2007, was a student in that class, representing the American Arbitration Association, the organization that he headed for many years. I'm a believer (wasn't that a song?).

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The Leading Virtually Digest, January 16, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: Confessions of a Telecommuter , So You Think You’d Like to Telecommute , Leading in Face-to-face Versus Virtual Teams. What: Virtualization Journal article on the development of virtual war rooms to help distributed teams get their work done. Bottom line: To help workers in dispersed teams collaborate effectively without getting drowned in emails and meetings, a new class of collaboration technology is emerging.

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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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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. I also share my class notes with my students. I find Google docs to be very useful for collaborating on research papers and for sharing my class notes with students.

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YouBidFast: New Online Biz Dev and Marketing Blog

The Bumble Bee

Almost any enterprise, no matter what size, can quickly transform their online sales and marketing efforts using FREE best-in-class software from google and a host of other major software companies. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Your online Business Development System: The CRM Walkie-Talkie

The Bumble Bee

Determine how frequently you wish to keep in touch with each class of contact. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Most people, teams and companies are paralyzed by the flood of information. The most successful projects in the history of any organization are those where the project manager could gather a team of competent and complementary talents who were working in a relationship of trust.

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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Social Identity Applications: Manage Your Career Online

Influence

For a workforce such as programmers and technical professionals who increasingly take advantage of their ability to work with just a broadband internet connection with a capable laptop and cellphone to work in virtual teams, that identity is almost completely formed electronically. In 2009, "social media" became the conventional buzzword to replace "Web 2.0" " as the most eye-roll-inducing term of the year.

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? Is this a class problem?

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In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community”? « Driving innovation in a digital world

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home About Archives Driving innovation in a digital world Feeds: Posts Comments In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community&# ? For a virtual community to survive, some key ingredients are required: A common, stated purpose (affinity).

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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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Gating Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Its no longer enough to get invited to exclusive conferences or be asked to join professional organizations—many movers and shakers are taking their hobnobbing online, where a new crop of social networks aim to keep out the riff-raff by demanding credentials at the virtual door. As MySpace ( NWS ), LinkedIn, and Facebook have expanded to people of all ages, classes, and affiliations, theres a backlash against the open culture of social networking.

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Networks: Making Sense Out Of Terminology

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

team member related to a project manager) while other linkages may be driven by boundaries of some type (e.g., Some examples of relational data include: kinship, friendship, boss/subordinate, project team membership, group association, etc. I would think of these networked objects to be first class "social objects" akin to shared photos/videos. This link will bring you our team page.

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The tension in collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

In particular, teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.” While this new class of programs should be seen in the wider context of desktop (e.g.

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