Who You Calling Virtual? Leading a Virtual Team

Partnering Resources

It’s not about the virtual, it’s about the team. Let’s get one thing out of the way: there’s no such thing as a virtual team. They’re only called virtual teams because members are distributed across organization boundaries, time zones, and countries.

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

Endless Knots

Every so often in the past gazillion years, a graduate student comes along, one who's working on a master's or doctorate around virtual/remote/distribution organizations. This interview also reflects my biases about the current state-of-the-virtual-art. 

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

Endless Knots

Every so often in the past gazillion years, a graduate student comes along, one who's working on a master's or doctorate around virtual/remote/distributed/global organizations. " This interview was for her final dissertation, "The Challenges of Virtual Project Management," enabling her to graduate from Tampere, following her spending time as an exchange student at Portsmouth University in the UK. 90% people, 10% technology Collaboration Virtual Teams

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

Endless Knots

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. 

How to stimulate creativity in online teams: A 100% online process to design a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

The members of our design team live in Namibia, Switzerland, Suriname, Nairobi and the Netherlands. The design team knew each other pretty well. Our tools set consisted of Adobe Connect in combination with Google docs and a Facebook Workplace group. Joehoe!

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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! Because of their high connectivity they are also known to as Power Law nodes or connectors [2].

The AppGap » Connecting … Virtual Teams: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

ConnectingVirtual 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.

No Email Reply? Don’t Let an Unanswered Email Get the Better of You

Leading Virtually

Technology is meant to connect us. In the absence of such possibilities in a virtual situation, silence no longer remains as such. In virtual teams, we can reduce email silence considerably by drawing up a team compact in which we outline the rules of engagement.

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No Email Reply? Don’t Let it Get the Better of You

Leading Virtually

Isn’t technology meant to connect us? In the absence of such possibilities in a virtual situation, silence no longer remains as such. In virtual teams, we can reduce email silence considerably by drawing up a team compact in which we outline the rules of engagement.

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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. Social networking sites are designed to let ideas, groups, and connections emerge.

If it's Friday, it must be Adobe Connect

Endless Knots

All of a sudden, the webcams, used principally for family connections for years, are workhorses (so to speak). Then on Friday, for another client who shall go nameless but whose name you know, another webcast, this time via Adobe Connect, topic = "Leading and Motivating Remote/Virtual Teams." " Tags: 90% people, 10% technology Clients Collaboration Internet/web Technology Virtual Teams Web/Tech

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.

"Collective Sensemaking:" Author Nancy Dixon looking for participants

Endless Knots

My colleague, Nancy Dixon , author, knowledge expert, and insightful thinker, is writing a new book about "Collective Sensemaking," which happens, she posits, as part of the perpetual motion of teams -- sometimes together, sometimes apart -- and is looking for teams to interview. Depending on the size of the unit that needs to change, Collective Sensemaking conversations can take place in a team, department, or whole organization. 

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What's the Best Group Design for Highly-Effective Projects?

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the book review section, I found this gem from Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives. I wonder two things: (1) why this happens, and (2) if it applies equally to project teams at work.

The Leading Virtually Digest, March 28, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: LA Times article about President Obama conducting a virtual town hall meeting to reach out and connect to Americans. Posts it is related to: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually. Last week, he hosted a virtual town hall meeting that drew more than 104,000 questions and 3.6 He can use this to sharpen his focus during the upcoming speeches and radio addresses and, thus, connect even better with the people.

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And then I said.

Endless Knots

Manuela Zoninsein's " Keep it Personal: Technology certainly has its place when managing virtual teams, but it’s the relationships that truly count ," in this month's PM Network, hits all the right notes about virtual working.

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Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

Connections make the world go round. With that, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Community & Networks Connection. And perhaps to stimulate a new connection between you and these brilliant people. . Connectable Dots.

The Networked Enterprise and Connecting Innovation

The Bumble Bee

I (Ken Thompson) spoke on the theme of The Networked Enterprise at an event "Connecting Innovation" organized by the University of Brighton and Use8 in Hove (UK) on 26 March. For more about the Connecting Innovation Event. Tags: Virtual Collaboration Networks

Jill Nemiro on creativity in virtual teams.and a lot more

Endless Knots

Jill Nemiro, PhD, book author, former actor, and film and video editor, is an expert in virtual teams. It must be close to ten years since I first heard from Jill as she was working on her PhD in an original field: Creativity in Virtual Teams. When Jill got started, she was among a small number of people doing research on virtual work and, among those, she struck me as unusually collaborative and generous.

"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. When people are not together, they have to work hard with all available tools to stay connected and committed. They keep us whole and human and, yes, connected. As a result of this finding, I developed a well-received virtual-teams project in my business-communication classes.

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, January 24, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: CNN.com numbers about how people connected to the inauguration of President Obama. Posts to which it is related: What President Obama Teaches Us for Leading Virtually. First, not only are massive number of people all over the world taking an interest (and an optimistic outlook) in Obama’s presidency, but they are also using newer technologies to stay connected. All the lessons of a virtual team apply to this new form of governance.

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The "you never know" principle

Endless Knots

Countless the times when something of the vin ordinaire varietal transpires - give a talk, write a book, take a workshop, go hear some else's speech - and then eons later, something else happens that connects back to that moment, one that you'd never imagine could have grown from that.

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Were you in NETWORKING? Please pass along

Endless Knots

sent to one person whom we knew to be a richly connected networker, who suggested nine others, whom we wrote to, who in turn sent us other suggestions -- and within 18 months, we'd received the names of 50,000 "networks" around the world.

The Leading Virtually Digest, February 14, 2009

Leading Virtually

Posts to which it is related: Supportive and Critical Communication in Virtual Teams , Lessons from Victorian Technology. Bottom line: This piece demonstrates some of the issues that arise when a form of virtual collaboration is used strictly for efficiency with no adjustments made for interacting virtually instead of face-to-face. We know that it takes extra effort to make the human connection when conferencing.

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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. One of the suggestions is to include structuring activities between coworkers to ensure sufficient levels of task and social exchanges, so as to build and strengthen interpersonal connections while achieving work objectives.

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GeekDoctor: Leading by clicking around

Endless Knots

I'm doing a webcast on virtual leadership in a couple of weeks for eighty people, all situated virtually and all around the world. In preparing for the webcast, I asked a few questions of one of my virtual leadership role models, John Halamka , CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, whose answers I thought others would enjoy seeing: Q: You're on the move constantly.    My goal is to reduce the hours spent in airports through more virtual work Q.

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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.

Business Week: Managing the virtual workforce

Endless Knots

Business Week has done a good job over the years of following trends in the virtual workplace. It turns out it's the gregarious types who thrive in virtual work set-ups, since they connect nonetheless. Managing Virtually: First, Get Dressed. An Ernst & Young executive who has been managing teams virtually for a decade shares her tips and caveats. Tags: Business Collaboration Email Technology Telecommuting Virtual Teams

Lessons From Victorian Technology

Leading Virtually

The Leading Virtually team regards virtual collaboration technology as a new wave of options for human interaction. Much like the advent of the Internet changed the way we communicate and interact, our growing ability to connect in virtual worlds has a similar potential to drive social change.

Communication is Key in Virtual Work

Leading Virtually

We have used tools like Google docs , Google groups , Yugma , Skype , e-mail and Team Viewer to communicate and collaborate. These days, however, I am working on my dissertation and we have found it different from working on other projects virtually, with its own challenges. Surinder and I have been connecting over Skype to discuss ideas about how to proceed and the direction my dissertation should take.

Why Projects Fail: Realities from the PMINJ Symposium

21st Century Organization

Suffice to say this was the best managed conference I've ever attended and congratulations to the all-volunteer team that made it possible. Monday, May 3, I was a privileged speaker at the Project Manager Institute New Jersey's (PMINJ) Annual Symposium.

Notes on CUST115 ABS on Visual Social Communications

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lots of virtual teams. use lots of IBM tools - Lotus Notes, Sametime (including Sametime Gateway), Connections 3, Cisco Phone System, 31 video conferencing rooms (are very hard to schedule; are constantly used). ease collaboration across virtual teams, eg., time zones, getting access to virtual teams.

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

Governance in a Networked World

It was my first introduction to the serious use of twitter (less than 2 years old then) and its use to connect the world to an innocuous event held in a quaint but sleepy town in northern Italy. could be accommodated by a mature virtual team.

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Chocolate at Work: A Lighter Post for August

Partnering Resources

” “In this episode, we talk about how your value to your organization is much more than your intellectual capital — it’s the social capital of all your connections as well. And in this world of virtual teams, it’s even important to create these personal connections.

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

Governance in a Networked World

It was my first introduction to the serious use of twitter (less than 2 years old then) and its use to connect the world to an innocuous event held in a quaint but sleepy town in northern Italy. could be accommodated by a mature virtual team.

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Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010

The Bumble Bee

Barry expects to see more things like Intercompany Collaboration (3), Connected Device Proliferation (7) and Customer Collaboration (10) - all of which resonate strongly with The Bioteaming Manifesto. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Virtual Enterprise Networks Presentation

The Bumble Bee

Thanks to mollfrey for posting my presentation on VENs at Connecting Innovation in Brighton (UK) on myplick.com. Connecting Innovation - Virtual Networked Enterprises - Ken Thompson on myplick.com. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

Blogging for IT Leadership: Future of Work Enabled

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The blog explores issues of IT leadership in the networked, hyper-connected enterprise. Who You Calling Virtual? questions what the real problem is with virtual teams and provides some tips on making dispersed teams successful.

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The Networked Enterprise: Collaborate for New Business VIDEO

The Bumble Bee

NEWLY RELEASED 15-minute video of me (Ken Thompson) introducing the concepts of The Networked Enterprise (TNE) and Virtual Enterprise Network (VEN) at an event "Connecting Innovation" in Brighton (UK) organized by Use8 (The User Experience Society).

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Gartner Research discovers bioteams and swarms

The Bumble Bee

In a press release to promote their upcoming Content and Collaboration Summit 2010 (London, UK, September 15-16) Gartner Research forecast 10 key changes in the nature of work through to 2020 centering around bioteams, swarming and connectivity.

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Social Media Optimization Simulator Game

The Bumble Bee

Tracking and Connecting with important Trends. 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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