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

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.

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Virtual Meetings: Design for Worst-Case Scenarios for Best Outcomes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nancy Settle-Murphy from Guided Insights writes a monthly newsletter about effective virtual teams. In her newsletter for February, she writes about being prepared for the bad things that can derail virtual meetings: " Normally, I ascribe to the 80/20 rule when it comes to planning meetings or designing training. In the land of virtual meetings, we don't have very much time to cross that bridge before the entire meeting can go irredeemably off track.

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. Reflect your team demographics when choosing the best social networking tools.

Virtual lunch, very noisy

Endless Knots

This is from a longer post, " Seven habits for successful video meetings," on Virtual Teams Blog , run by Al Jury who did his Ph.D. in virtual team leadership. Food at virtual meetings: 6. Be careful ordering food during the meeting: In meetings where food is ordered it can be very disruptive to meetings. So participants often have to sit through the meeting hungrily looking on at all the others eating their lunches.

Telecommuting goal to reduce carbon footprint in Hubei province

Endless Knots

Remember my obsession with " green teams " and ideas generated by readers to use virtual meetings to clean up the carbon? " Check out the optimistic last paragraph about the impact of virtual meetings on carbon emissions. (My In the long run, he said, savings from virtual meetings will increase at a much greater rate – about 623 million tons of CO2 annually – by 2030, thereby cutting commercial aviation emissions by nearly 40 percent.

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Trip report: A brief foray into the future

Endless Knots

  Several firsts at once for a keynote I gave last week for Cisco , topic, appropriately enough, "Virtual Leadership:" 1. Everyone attended virtually. Now do a back-of-the-envelope calculation of how much this meeting would have cost if 90 people had been convened.

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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. TimeBridge added a Web conferencing service to its meeting scheduling service. " A second study demonstrated not only that creative teams had especially nimble social-communication networks, but also that the amount of oscillation correlated with how productive the creative group judged itself to be. CorasWorks Breeze.

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Implementing the Cisco Collaboration Framework

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

review team—which included members from. technologies such as virtual workspaces, social networking tools, web conferencing. applications, text messaging, Internet phone services, and as-if-you-are-there video meetings. and virtual companies), have put collaboration in. tools, including blogs, virtual workspaces, wikis, desktop video, telepresence conferences, web. teams—and thesecapabilities make the basics of. foundation for virtual, global teams.