Interactions 2012 - Effective Virtual Teams - Martin White #iic12 @intranetfocus #virtualteams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Martin White from Intranet Focus is talking about being effective with virtual teams. Key points: - Martin has been running virtual teams since 1977. Many organizations have virtual teams, but few provide training for being on a virtual team. - The Challenger disaster - basically a virtual team that went very wrong. Need training in how to run virtual meetings. There's a lot of research been done on virtual teams. -

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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.

Marissa, we need to talk: This genie is way out of the bottle

Endless Knots

" Can Absence Make a Team Grow Stronger ?" " With two business school professors, we researched 54 high-performing teams in 26 companies across 15 industries and the resounding conclusion from the data was "yes, indeed." collaborating virtually.

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Jim Ware to Yahoo: "You've got a management system problem"

Endless Knots

" Jim's been thinking about where work is headed for a very long time and is a thoughtful commentator. " Marissa Mayer Telecommuting Virtual Teams

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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.

Get to Know Your Virtual Colleagues as People - and Good Things Happen (to Important Things Like Productivity)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Larry talks about the power of non-task and personal relationships as a contributor to the performance of distributed teams: " Most managers know about the water cooler effect. A couple of studies released this summer dealing with performance and collaboration in teams merit consideration in this regard. Key points: - If team members understand each other as people, they perform more effectively on virtual teams. My Comments.

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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 Importance of Face-to-Face Meetings - At Particular Times, and At Regular Times

Michael Sampson - Currents

The monthly meetings had a huge impact on creating a shared culture across the firm - " we created a team that felt a sense of ownership not just of their P&L, but of the entire company. ". My Comments. Collaboration Collaboration Culture Virtual Teams

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Valdis Krebs on face-to-face

Endless Knots

Below Valdis , one of the originals in social network analysis, comments on whether face-to-face is necessary. Tags: Collaboration Virtual Teams Priceless. Had to elevate it: If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then a day F2F is worth a 1000 emails/tweets.

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Could you please repeat the question?

Endless Knots

Readers (or as I now think of you, thanks to Julie Powell , bleaders) know that Jeff Stamps and I have been collecting best practices in Virtual Teams since "we wrote the book." Being explicit is mandatory for virtual teams. Ice breakers are SOP for all teams.

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Listen in - The American Entrepreneur, Aug 19 5 PM EDT

Endless Knots

Comment!   Plus, Dave talks with Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps, co-authors of “Virtual Teams: People Working Across Boundaries with Technology”, about the future of business operation around the world, and the many opportunities this future will provide to entrepreneurs, both large and small. Tags: Virtual Teams I'm a guest on Pittsburgh radio's The American Entrepreneur tomorrow at 5 PM. Listen in! Send questions!

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Nancy White on the necessity (or not) of face-to-face

Endless Knots

The great comments on the " Is face-to-face necessary? I think the comments above surface the complexity of the question. I love working with people who simply CAN'T be together, and with that motivation, amazing things are possible, including functioning, trust-ful teams. I've had situations where we had plenty of F2F, process support, etc and the teams failed. If a team is to primarily function at a distance and there are no extenuating situations (i.e.

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"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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Can you please repeat the question?

Endless Knots

right near the dreaded cell-phone driver incident of last week that provoked so many comments. Tags: Telecommuting Virtual Teams Cell phones Newton, Mass, USA Collaboration Business Want to do a little survey with me? During your next few conference calls, please keep track of how many times someone says, "Can you please repeat the question?" " What is that person doing? We all know - not paying attention.

Were you in NETWORKING? Please pass along

Endless Knots

And, Networking networkers, please post comments here. Tags: Research Virtual Teams Twitter NetAge Social networking Gardening Me Writing Networks and Networking Web/Tech Books Education Facebook Weblogs Energy Internet/web Economy Environment

Oldie but goodie: "CompuServe's Intranet Forum"

Endless Knots

I got to know Diane well when we both worked on American Management Association's " Leading Virtual and Remote Teams " course, Diane as course designer, and I as subject matter expert. What follows is a transcript of "Virtual Teams," an online author interview that Jeff Stamps and I did on CompuServe in 1997, the same year that our book by that name came out. Comments most welcome! Alistair Bruce: He is now a virtual team champion.

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

Endless Knots

A comment today on another post by Harry Stevens prompts this post. I also will refrain from commenting on the endless rivalry between Silicon Valley and Boston's MIT/Route 128 cultures, evidenced by the museum ending up in "their" vicinity rather than ours. Tags: Boston Business Collaboration Education Innovation Internet/web Networks and Networking Virtual Teams Web/Tech

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Virtual teams benefit from explicit processes and it is worth investing time in them. Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle?

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

Governance in a Networked World

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. could be accommodated by a mature virtual team.

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

Governance in a Networked World

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. could be accommodated by a mature virtual team.

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Blogging for IT Leadership: Future of Work Enabled

Partnering Resources

Who You Calling Virtual? questions what the real problem is with virtual teams and provides some tips on making dispersed teams successful. If you like what you read, please post a comment. I follow the comments closely and I promise to respond.

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News Updates (September 2, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Silence in Virtual Teams. Phil comments on the destructive influence of silence on virtual teams, and what to do about it. While the old adage says “Silence is golden” it could be eroding trust in your business or on your team. When working with others remotely – whether it’s virtual team members, clients, or vendors – communication is what brings everyone together.

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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. " Matthew comments on the use of whiteboards for in-person collaboration. "

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Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

Contact me via Twitter DM at @elsua – got open DMs-, should you have any further questions or queries you would want to discuss in private, or, alternatively, leave a comment below (with your preferred contact method, if you wish) and I’ll reach out to you as soon as I possibly can.

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Face Time

Michael Sampson - Currents

My Comments. Essentially, based on research over many years, if the team had got together in person at the beginning of the work, the outcomes of the project for the then virtual team were greater. a flow chart) , The Importance of Face-to-Face Meetings , and Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams at Molson Coors: Shared Motto, Yammer, and Getting Together. Bert asks how to add face-to-face communication back into our increasingly digital interactions.

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ZAAZ Hiring Community Managers

Web Social Architecture

Ability to integrate with virtual teams across agency and client organizations. Ask in the comment thread. We are looking for community managers / moderators with broad experience interacting with customers online on behalf of brands. Above all else, we need brand-savvy, social media literate, agency-experienced doers.

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. The services that were included in Clearspace — such as shared documents, blogs, project management, and customers comments — are now part of Foundation, the core SBS product. Virtual meetings in SharePoint? Leveraging Virtual Teams and Social Tools Forum. CorasWorks Breeze.

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ZAAZ Hiring Community Managers

Web Social Architecture

Ability to integrate with virtual teams across agency and client organizations. Ask in the comment thread. We are looking for community managers / moderators with broad experience interacting with customers online on behalf of brands. Above all else, we need brand-savvy, social media literate, agency-experienced doers.

Anecdote: Distributed teams and the bane of time zones

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Kennedy and the French Revolution | Main | The difficulty in being the expert interpreting a story » 19/06/07 | Distributed teams and the bane of time zones By Shawn. Lynda Gratton at MITSloan has written a short article of some factors that might affect the performance of a distributed team. Im three weeks into a new virtual team and Im surprised by the lack of awareness of team member time zones. Ensure the task is meaningful to the team and the company.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Elsua

Social Collaboration: ‘ Cooperation vs. Collaboration, how can we differentiate between one and the other when we have got (virtual) teams, networks and communities making smarter use of social tools and still make sense out of it all? ’ .

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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

12 Comments. Most people, teams and companies are paralyzed by the flood of information. The most important part is that succesful teams constantly keep in touch with the hierarchy. That is the ultimate testament of your team as warriors and your commitment to the tribe.

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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Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Again

Collaborative Thinking

I commented extensively on Twitter last evening and thought I'd share the "tweets" below: - SharePoint clearly has issues but it's a bit over-the-top to say not viable as a blanket statement. - But if I open that blog up to comments, feeds etc - then I setup the emergent use - the derivative network effect can be E2.0-like. - If you go back to its early-days, SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server are the root products.

Knoco stories: When communities of practice are not the answer

John Tropea - Delicious Community

If you are trying to create something, then maybe you need a conference, or a knowledge exchange, or a virtual team. No comments: Post a Comment. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Comments. Comments. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Knoco stories.

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seamless teamwork

Engineers without Fears

A longer review may appear elsewhere but for now, let me say it's pretty nifty and I've already recommended it to some people who are using Sharepoint for team collaboration. If you're new to managing virtual teams but not using Sharepoint then it's still worth a look. brainstorming, vision setting, team building) to Sharepoint functionality is impressive. A couple of weeks ago, I got a copy of Michael Sampson's Seamless Teamwork.

Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

So you can see that Virtual Community , Tags , RSS , Facebook , Twitter and other such terms all relate heavily to the concept of social media. For example: Ken Thompson is laser focused on virtual teams. Connections make the world go round.

How to Manage Your Business in a Recession: "#3 Communicate like Crazy, Balancing Realism and Optimism"

Michael Sampson - Currents

For managers across the global economy, as well as for Team Obama on its way to Washington, today's great question is, What do we do now?". The consequence for others though, is that they grow nervous at the silence and start imagining the worst (see my previous comments about dealing with silence in virtual teams ). So do them virtually.

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. Follow any responses to this post with its comments RSS feed.

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Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Virtual teams benefit from explicit processes and it is worth investing time in them. Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle?

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Virtual teams benefit from explicit processes and it is worth investing time in them. Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle?

Effective Collaboration: Chaos in Collaboration: Pitfalls to Avoid, Steps to Success (Part 5 of 5)

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Resources Library Currents (the blog) Seamless Teamwork Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us « Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (March 21, 2008) | Main | Enterprise Collaboration and Virtual Teams Report (March 25, 2008) » Chaos in Collaboration: Pitfalls to Avoid, Steps to Success (Part 5 of 5) This is Part 5 of the Chaos in Collaboration series.

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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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Small Team Collaboration: Seven Key Beliefs To Work As A Great Team

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Small Team Collaboration: Seven Key Beliefs To Work As A Great Team What makes great teams be such? Is it a matter of coincidental matters that some teams perform systematically above average or being a high performance team is due to specific traits of those that make the team up? Great high performing teams leverage strong shared beliefs and goals among other key characteristics to perform systematically above others.

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