Six easy pieces for "Virtual Team Success"

Endless Knots

Virtual Team Success from Darleen Derosa and Richard Lepsinger is good stuff, based on research, and written by people who've been thinking about this topic for a while. Great summary of the book in two blog posts on Tech Journal South. Books Virtual Teams

How Important Is It To Manage Temporal Diversity in Virtual Teams?

Leading Virtually

What I saw in action were two individuals, one who emphasized speed and the other who emphasized quality, somehow balancing their differences in a way that helped them perform effectively as a team. Or does it create conflict among workers and hinder team performance?

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.

Face-to-face for the Oreo tweet

Endless Knots

Lacking the time to turn this into investigative journalism requiring my actually contacting the ad agency responsible for it ( 360i.com ), I did the next best thing: I read the posts from others.  360i, and when the blackout happened, the team looked at it as an.

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Virtual Meetings - See Nancy's 77 Tips for Planning and Leading Exceptional Meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have been reading through a copy of Nancy Settle-Murphy's 77 Tips for Planning and Leading Exceptional Virtual Meetings PDF this afternoon. It's has 77 tips (not surprisingly) in a 20-page PDF, all focused on how to make virtual meetings work well - or exceptionally well. Whether you’re a leader of virtual meetings, or a participant who knows there must be a better way to run remote meetings, this tips booklet is for you. Virtual Teams

How Important is it to Manage Temporal Diversity in Teams?

Leading Virtually

What I saw in action were two individuals, one who emphasized speed and the other who emphasized quality, somehow balancing their differences in a way that helped them perform effectively as a team. Or does it create conflict among workers and hinder team performance?

What Leads to Effective Virtual Teamwork?

Leading Virtually

The April 2009 issue of the Communications of the ACM, a highly respected journal, published an article by Jay F. Briggs on ‘ Principles for Effective Virtual Teamwork.’ ’ The authors derived these principles from their decade long experience of working with hundreds of virtual teams. Nunanamker, Bruce A. Reining, and Robert O.

Were you in NETWORKING? Please pass along

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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

What’s More Effective? Carrots or Sticks?

Leading Virtually

Last weekend’s Wall Street Journal carried an article by Safeway’s CEO , Steven A. Does rewarding or punishing individuals make a difference at the team level? What does it mean for virtual teams? Tags: Research Leadership carrots and sticks contingent punishment contingent rewards culture leadership punishments rewards satisfaction virtual team virtual teams

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The Leading Virtually Digest, January 16, 2009

Leading Virtually

What: Journal of Applied Psychology article about teleworking and professional isolation. 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.

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Email, bye bye (and your heard it here first)

Endless Knots

Wall Street Journal, Oct 12, 2009: " Why Email No Longer Rules " by Jessica E. And, of course, Harvard Business Review, May, 2004, " Can Absence Make A Team Grow Stronger? ", our jointly written (with Ann Majchrzak and Arvind Molhatra) article in which our study indicated that highly successful virtual teams often ban email because it proves not that useful for true distributed collaboration.

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Set Expectations for Communication with a Remotely-Located Boss

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of months ago, Sue at The Wall Street Journal wrote about the challenge of managing a long-distance relationship with your boss. She references some of the experts in the field of virtual teams and remote communication for strategies to improve the situation, including: – use instant messaging when a quick answer is required, not email.

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Set Expectations for Communication with a Remotely-Located Boss

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of months ago, Sue at The Wall Street Journal wrote about the challenge of managing a long-distance relationship with your boss. She references some of the experts in the field of virtual teams and remote communication for strategies to improve the situation, including: – use instant messaging when a quick answer is required, not email.

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Consequential Ideas for 2009

The Bumble Bee

The ability to collaborate effectively in large groups is fundamental to (at least) 3 of them: Resilient Communities, Guerilla Journalism and Crowdsourcing. Guerilla Journalism. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks.

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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. " My latest technology column for the ABA Journal is out. Government 2.0.

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Face Time

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I started my doctoral program, I was startled to read this same advice coming up time-and-time again in many journal articles. 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. Bert asks how to add face-to-face communication back into our increasingly digital interactions.

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Your online Business Development System: The CRM Walkie-Talkie

The Bumble Bee

It also lacks the record contact activity notes and to-do lists so this is where I use the Contacts Journal App. Here are some screenshots from Contacts Journal showing contact grouping, contact notes and contact reminders: Web/PC CRM. Contacts Journal (iphone - £1.79).

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Goal Setting to Close the Knowing-Doing Gap

Leading Virtually

In my previous post , I referred you to articles about how to lead virtual teams. In a study reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, participants signed up for a 16-week, individually tailored e-mail program to improve their health-related behaviors.

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Missing links

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

ABSTRACT Face-to-face meetings may be invaluable, but they are not a panacea for the challenges facing teams spread around the globe managers must also prioritize activities before and after these meetings to help team members stay connected. Doherty , Molcolm King, From technical to socio-technical change: tackling the human and organizational aspects of systems development projects, European Journal of Information Systems, v.14 Managing the life cycle of virtual teams.

News Updates (February 9, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google plans to tweak Gmail to make it easier for its users to post and share status updates, in an attempt to inject the Web mail service with social-networking capabilities popularized by Twitter and Facebook, according to The Wall Street Journal. Co-Working.

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The Technology-Collaboration Disconnect - BusinessWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Execution: Is the proliferation of virtual teams breaking our decision making? The tools became a resource to allow teams to work better rather than a task on top of assignments. Identify and prioritize the capabilities teams need and then translate them into the appropriate technology choices.

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Enterprise 2.0: Jeffrey Stamps and Jessica Lipnack - Collaborating in the Transparent Enterprise. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

With a background in journalism, publishing and web design, Suw is now one of the UK’s best known bloggers, frequently speaking at conferences and seminars. Email Suw Kevin Anderson Kevin Anderson is the blogs editor for Guardian.co.uk , where he focuses on journalism innovation.

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A Journey In Social Media: Taxonomies Again -- What Behavior Do We Want?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A Journey In Social Media A journal about my personal thoughts regarding evolving a comprehensive social media strategy at a large company. Our team came up with a clever proposal. I found myself restating to the team one of the big reasons were doing this behind-the-firewall platform: to learn new behaviors. « So Much For Taxonomies | Main | Requests From The Community » April 21, 2008 Taxonomies Again -- What Behavior Do We Want?

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A Journey In Social Media: Passion: The Secret Ingredient?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A Journey In Social Media A journal about my personal thoughts regarding evolving a comprehensive social media strategy at a large company. We spend a lot of time as a team debating why certain people are getting proficient at social media (or 2.0 And after some pondering, I explained because everyone that was on the team (which by the way were all volunteers) were there because they wanted to be there.

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Collaborative Thinking: Harnessing The Power Of Informal Employee Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Sometimes the best you can do is create the context and environment for informal networks to thrive and influence behaviors indirectly through leadership, communication, information sharing, teaming, community-building, and related knowledge and human capital management practices. The McKinsey Quarterly: The Online Journal of McKinsey & Co. This link will bring you our team page.

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All work is social. Work is conversation. | The AppGap

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Share: Permalink RELATED POSTS - “Social Processes: Show Me the Money&# - Knowledge Management 2020 - Connecting … Virtual Teams - Learning from Each Other - Are Intranets stagnating?

A Journey In Social Media: Life At 35,000 Feet

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A Journey In Social Media A journal about my personal thoughts regarding evolving a comprehensive social media strategy at a large company. " followed by a statement of the situation, the ideas that the local team are working with, and an open-ended what-do-you-suggest question. The posting team not only gets access to a wealth of perspectives, opinions and experiences -- but now theyve got a virtual team to work with.

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Leadership Maxims, Avoiding a CoP Mid-Life Crisis, Library Clips, Knowledge and Learning Toolkit, Ten Commandments for Business Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Healthy communities mature into "influence structures" or active teams of peers who demand or are asked to take on influential roles in their organizations. These teams set short- and long-term goals, establish formal roles and structures, and assume vital organizational tasks. Force Field Analysis - Force Field Analysis enables teams to work out what their goals are, and systematically to identify the forces for and against achieving them.

A Journey In Social Media: On Conversational Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

A Journey In Social Media A journal about my personal thoughts regarding evolving a comprehensive social media strategy at a large company. I have to give all due credit to EMCs management team for supporting this initiative, even though there were no defined outcomes in the traditional sense.