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. Evolution of an effective virtual team.

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.

HBS Working Knowledge: Virtual Teams

Collaborative Thinking

Virtual Team Learning: Reflecting and Acting, Alone or With Others. This paper examines virtual team learning in new product development situations. We present data from an exploratory study of learning processes in globally dispersed new product development teams. We find that effective virtual teams, like co-located teams, engage in both reflective and action-oriented learning behaviors.

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.

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.

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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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Managing the Multiple Identities of Virtual Work

Leading Virtually

While not necessarily the central focus of the book, one point he made caught my attention for its relation to virtual teams. Singer recalls one pilot who spoke of how psychologically confusing it is to be at war in Iraq (virtually) all day, and then to get in his car and within an hour be sitting at the dinner table with his family. Thinking about this experience, I realized that virtual collaboration and virtual work has created a new kind of work-life challenge.

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. How the fast-growing food company integrates its small permanent staff with a sizable contractor workforce.

Another Example Of Facebook Integration

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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Effective Collaboration: Chaos in Collaboration: Integrating Collaboration Tools (Part 4 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 « Chaos in Collaboration: The Changing Locus of Collaboration (Part 3 of 5) | Main | Open Text Embraces Enterprise 2.0: Post-Publication Collaboration » Chaos in Collaboration: Integrating Collaboration Tools (Part 4 of 5) This is Part 4 of the Chaos in Collaboration series.

Notes on CUST115 ABS on Visual Social Communications

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the ABS over the past 14 months, have been doing a large project on visual social communications - essentially Sametime integrated with boardroom systems. Lots of virtual teams. solution - integrate desktop collaboration and Polycom. ease collaboration across virtual teams, eg., time zones, getting access to virtual teams. Technically, - two integration points between Sametime and Polycom.

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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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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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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.

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!).

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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Swarms 101: Introduction to swarming by computer and phone

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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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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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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The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry

The Bumble Bee

Check out The Bioteams Book or The Bioteaming Manifesto to find out more about how teams and networks can learn from nature. 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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Google drops Wave

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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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

In research conducted in the mid-90s on virtual teams, Jessica and Jeff at NetAge concluded that success was “90% people, 10% technology.” Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. Looking Forward.

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Virtual Enterprise Networks Presentation

The Bumble Bee

Connecting Innovation - Virtual Networked Enterprises - Ken Thompson on myplick.com. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

YouTeamFast: New Blog on working with Teams

The Bumble Bee

I am pleased to launch the YouTeamFast blog/online resource which pulls together Twenty One of my best techniques for assessing, mobilising, operating and improving teams and is the second website in my YouWorkFast series.

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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. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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YouNetFast: Online Guide to Collaborative Networks

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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The Collaborative Opportunities Dashboard Tool

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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System Useability: Very funny short pixar 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.

Gartner Research discovers bioteams and swarms

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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News Updates (December 8, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Virtual Team Processes. Carl shares strategies for using virtual teams more effectively. According to a 2009 study by MIT’s Sloan School, well-managed virtual teams can potentially outperform teams sharing a location. Google Wave for Business.

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Social Media Optimization Simulator Game

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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Bad leaders cause their team health problems

The Bumble Bee

BBC News reports on work by a team of Swedish researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University which shows that "inconsiderate bosses not only make work stressful, they may also increase the risk of heart disease for their employees.".

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Unfairness perception destroys team collaboration

The Bumble Bee

One of the deadliest but hidden killers in teams is the perception of unfairness - that some members are rewarded beyond that which their contribution merits. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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Any port in a swarm: Teams take cover as bees delay Baseball game

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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Web-based Virtual Enterprise Network Simulation

The Bumble Bee

A few years back I developed a simulation to expose key dilemmas in the incubation stage of Virtual Enterprise Networks. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

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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Prediction Markets 101

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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Which teams need bioteams: free bioscore calculator

The Bumble Bee

I explained previously how to spot if a team or community or network was a bioteam - a team with a life of its own , where well-established models of team simply do not work. Checkout your teams bio-score with this free flash-based Bioscore Calculator. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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