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. The Role of Technology in Teams.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Elsua

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. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Working in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

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. and suggest that 'normal' teams could learn from it too. By the way, we know that virtual teams are real teams.

Economist webcast on virtual teams

Endless Knots

Remember the Economist Intelligence Unit's study where 1 in 3 virtual teams said they were poorly managed? Impressive to hear how far along Save the Children is (they have "knowledge sharing teams," for instance, around child nutrition; their finance people around the world are in a community of practice) and how at ease with the idea Rogers is. If you're agitated about virtual teams, this webcast will calm you right down.

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

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.

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. In social networking parlance, a friend is anyone who joins your community of interest.

Joint decision-making about tool use in teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm consulting various people in organisations about the choice for online tools and how to introduce them for use by teams, groups or networks. Together with Sibrenne Wagenaar I wrote a Dutch article called " So you wanna be a virtual team ?" - have to admit here that the Dutch are a little bit crazy giving an English title but the rest is really in Dutch-. Better yet, encourage community members to talk about and share their practices.

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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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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 Leading Virtually Digest, February 27, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: Research article on communication in virtual product development teams. Posts it is related to: Freeing Yourself from Email , The Evolution of Harmful Email Habits , How do I begin to Improve the Functioning of my Virtual Team? Bottom line: The authors of the article studied members of virtual teams engaged in new product development. First, don’t just simply make ICTs available to team members.

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The Leading Virtually Digest, January 24, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: What President Obama Teaches Us for Leading Virtually. This represents an important change from a hierarchical and need-to-know approach to government, moving towards a system that is flatter and more like a grassroots movement (like community organizing??). All the lessons of a virtual team apply to this new form of governance. Post to which it is related: Improving Virtual Team Leadership Using Technology.

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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. Many of them are teams which have existed for a number of years.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A network may look to create many weak connections and amplify the flow of ideas and information, but have very little interest in being a community or group.) How might your community can expand if there is greater interest? Do you want your community to be public or private?

CoP Series #9: Community Heartbeats

Nancy White

This is the nineth in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick late last year in the context of communities of practice as part of online learning initiatives. Community Heartbeats - when synchronous interactions matter . Tags: communities of practice facilitation

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Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

With that, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Community & Networks Connection. This isn’t a community, and not as loose and open as a network. Community Capers. Community Guy. For example: Ken Thompson is laser focused on virtual teams.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A network may look to create many weak connections and amplify the flow of ideas and information, but have very little interest in being a community or group.) How might your community can expand if there is greater interest? Do you want your community to be public or private?

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A network may look to create many weak connections and amplify the flow of ideas and information, but have very little interest in being a community or group.) How might your community can expand if there is greater interest? Do you want your community to be public or private?

Bioteams: Turning Audiences into Communities

The Bumble Bee

I was delighted to speak on "Bioteams: Turning Audiences into Communities" to a lively audience in Brighton (UK) at an event "New Frontiers in Social Media" organised by Use8 - The User Experience Society. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

ZAAZ Hiring Community Managers

Web Social Architecture

We are looking for community managers / moderators with broad experience interacting with customers online on behalf of brands. Detailed job description below: COMMUNITY MANAGER We are looking for a candidate that can thrive in a creative environment where collaboration, innovation and passion for the web are a must. Required Skills: 2-3 years community management, online customer service, or related.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A network may look to create many weak connections and amplify the flow of ideas and information, but have very little interest in being a community or group.) How might your community can expand if there is greater interest? Do you want your community to be public or private?

ZAAZ Hiring Community Managers

Web Social Architecture

We are looking for community managers / moderators with broad experience interacting with customers online on behalf of brands. Detailed job description below: COMMUNITY MANAGER We are looking for a candidate that can thrive in a creative environment where collaboration, innovation and passion for the web are a must. Required Skills: 2-3 years community management, online customer service, or related.

Knoco stories: When communities of practice are not the answer

John Tropea - Delicious Community

When communities of practice are not the answer. Communities of practice are a mainstay of very many Knowledge Management Frameworks. Yet such online communities of practice are not always the silver bullet, and there are examples where they may not add much value at all.

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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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Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Elsua

Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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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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Interested in Informal Learning? Join us at LearnTec 2009

Nancy White

Tomorrow I’ll be the guest of Heike Philip (in Germany) along with Jay Cross and Ken Thompson for an online roundtable on virtual learning, informal learning and virtual teams. 4:30pm Virtual Collaboration Moderation Heike Philp.

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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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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 At times I find the word “community&# is misapplied. These posts jogged thoughts I wanted to share with you about communities and audiences. Tags: community

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Real-time dashboarding of Social Media conversations

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.

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

Elsua

And when talking about competitiveness we should probably not forget about high performing teams either. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Swarms 101: Introduction to swarming by computer and phone

The Bumble Bee

and how Swarms can be combined into powerful "Swarm Communities" through the ability to exist in mulltiple swarms (as Swarm Owner and/or Swarm Users). Includes examples of Swarm Communities in Music, Brands and Public Health.

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New Bioteams Project Management Video

The Bumble Bee

A short Bioteams video interview has been published by Bas de Baar on Project Shrink where Bas and I discuss some of the most common questions about bioteams projects such as team member alignment and is there a role for a project manager in a bioteam (Yes!).

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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The Networked Enterprise: NASA Video

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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New mobile version of bioteams.com

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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Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010

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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Unique Bioteams Reference Card

The Bumble Bee

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

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Bioteams Practitioners Network Launched

The Bumble Bee

Network Membership is open to both Organisations and Individuals who are interested in applying Bioteams principles to the design of enterprises, organisations, networks, communities, groups and teams. Fan/Supporter Communities (iIlustrated by projects like SwarmTribes ).

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The Networked Enterprise (TNE) Reference Card

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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Video: How to raise venture capital Ali G style

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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Bioteams and The Effective Executive

The Bumble Bee

There is a major Bioteams article in the October 2010 edition of The Effective Executive Magazine which drills down into Pheromone Messaging, Collective Leadership and Team Ecosystems. Bioteams is the new discipline of adapting principles from nature's groups to improve human team performance.

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A Social Network Development Model

The Bumble Bee

Way back in the social networking Dark Ages, OK - October 2005, I published a "A Virtual Community Development Model" with sports metaphors for each stage. Read A Virtual Community Development Model. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

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