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.

"The Successful Virtual Office in 30 Minutes"

Endless Knots

Comes now Melanie Pinola’s contribution to Lamont’s series with “ The Successful Virtual Office.” A technology writer with a lot of data to offer, Pinola begins with many footnoted facts, including the Forrester stat claiming that 40% of US workers will work in virtual offices by next year.

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March was my month of exploring virtual reality for learning and development.

Joitske Hulsebosch

We are the proud owners of 10 Virtual Reality (VR) cardboard glasses. When my daughter started working at the supermarket, she got an introduction course via virtual reality. In the end I decided to learn more about virtual reality because I can advise organizations about it.

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Review of Business Goes Virtual

Portals and KM

I recently received a review copy of Business Goes Virtual: Realizing the Value of Collaboration, Social and Virtual Strategies by John P. The book examines four virtual business strategies that are showing promise. I am reading a virtual version of their book now.

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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. Tags: Virtual Collaboration Networks

Revenue: Social media games and virtual goods 2010

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Virtual goods in the USA will reach $1.6 I have a patent in social network economies particularly in user generated virtual goods – which we don’t see a lot of yet. So I tend to keep an eye on how virtual goods are coming along. billion revenue in 2010.

Virtual Tools for Participation

Networking Action

“Public participation…is (a) realm in which other countries are advancing beyond the United States, turning us from a leader to a follower in democratic innovation.” Thus begins an information-ladden short response to the White House’s request for “thoughts” about… Communications ncdd

Monetizing: Virtual Goods venture capital 2009

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

CNET came up with these figures for funding last month: Virtual goods funding tops $69 million in first quarter. Virtual Goods Don’t Just Belong to Second Life. Virtual Goods could be created and sold in market place by members, or purchased as host-offered products.

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Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams

The Bumble Bee

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina recently published a useful white paper on the topical area of developing skills for virtual teams. What I found most interesting was the section on Virtual Team Challenges. Virtual TeamsIt is available online and in PDF.

Virtual Learning Company Questionnaire

Endless Knots

Collaboration Research Telecommuting Virtual TeamsWriting books has its downsides -- sore neck, publisher disagreements, pressure to always start another one -- but then something like this happens and it's worth writing a few more. This morning I received a really nice email from Archana.

Managing virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

(cartoon via Marketing and strategy innovation blog ) Together with Sibrenne Wagenaar I wrote a Dutch article of 15,000 characters on virtual teamwork. During the literature review one of the best articles we found is the article called Managing Virtual teams by Lisa Kimball.

Leading Virtual Teams Continues To Be Challenging

Leading Virtually

Talk to those who coach leaders and they will tell you that leading virtual teams continues to be challenging. I had started this blog to share what research is telling us about leading virtual teams. even if we are not part of a pure virtual team.

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.

Do People in Virtual Teams Need Face Time?

Michael Sampson - Currents

”), one of the questions from a delegate in the discussion was about virtual teams, and whether face-to-face (in-person) time was necessary. Yesterday I presented a condensed version of the driving effective use workshop , albeit without a specific Office 365 focus.

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Virtual Collaboration Tools for Networks, Participation, Transparency

Networking Action

A survey of a half dozen global networks revealed that their use of virtual collaboration tools is amazingly rudimentary. We wanted virtual platforms to… CommunicationsA couple of colleagues and I discovered that when identifying tools for GOLDEN to use.

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. 

Virtual Teams spreading but not tipping yet - new research

The Bumble Bee

The latest report (September 2011) on Virtual Teams, Virtual Work Environments in the Post-Recession Era , from Brandman University , includes very interesting results of a survey commissioned from Forrester in 2010 on Virtual Teams. Virtual Teams

"Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams"

Endless Knots

A lot of virtual team research crosses my screen, most of which is earnest and much of which is the equivalent of a Sunday-night eat-up of what's in the refrigerator. Collaboration Telecommuting Virtual TeamsAnd then something like this comes through, "Developing Real Skills.

Virtual Course: Network Development Challenges

Networking Action

In partnership with The Network University I am offering a three-week virtual courses for people who are working in, for or with networks. This module title is Network Development Challenges. It introduces core network concepts and further develops them … Events

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. Tags: 90% people, 10% technology Virtual Teams Critical issue here. Be careful ordering food during the meeting: In meetings where food is ordered it can be very disruptive to meetings.

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. Here you will find numerous research-based “devices” for clearing the hurdles that virtual teams present.

"The Successful Virtual Office in 30 Minutes"

Endless Knots

Comes now Melanie Pinola’s contribution to Lamont’s series with “ The Successful Virtual Office.” A technology writer with a lot of data to offer, Pinola begins with many footnoted facts, including the Forrester stat claiming that 40% of US workers will work in virtual offices by next year. I’m going out on a very short limb here, feeling quite secure: 100% of American (and global) information workers already are working in virtual offices.

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Leading Virtual Teams - Harvard Business Pocket Mentor

Endless Knots

We served as mentors for Leading Virtual Teams , which meant writing the intro and reading carefully for content, adding bits of material here and there. Readable in an hour or so and excellent for stimulating conversation in a virtual team.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Elsua

She has done a wonderful piece of work, specially, around the different ways she shared across to help tackle each and everyone of those pitfalls for virtual teams. And, last, but not least, the biggest challenge all virtual teams face, don’t you think?

Working in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

tools to support the work of international virtual teams for a thematic issue about globalization. Towards the end of our article, we try to illustrate the possible advantages of the ways of working of virtual teams (only in the best teams that is!) By the way, we know that virtual teams are real teams. Virtual team is a funny name, as it sounds like a science fiction team. Tags: virtual teams online interaction

Virtual Course: Introducing Networks Oct. 1

Networking Action

REMINDER: In partnership with The Network University I am offering a three-week virtual courses for people who are working in, for or with networks. This module title is Introducing Networks. It introduces core network concepts and further develops them … Events

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"Building Effective Virtual Workforces"

Endless Knots

Authors cite four areas that can ameliorate the challenges that virtual working introduces: Training. Tags: Collaboration Virtual Teams Good piece by Bill Hillis and Jan Gugliotti in Human Resource Executive Online. Grooming collaborative leadership. Bridging cultural gaps. Creating new measures and incentives. Well done, Bill and Jan, and thanks for the shout out.

Adapting agile development to virtual teams

Endless Knots

This one's for the developers out there: " The Paradox of Agile PM and Virtual Team s " by Dr. David F. So, point of this post: see Rico's article, which takes many of the key practices of agile development and interprets them for virtual teams.

Citizen journalists animate a virtual high street for independent living support and conversation

Social Reporter

Access Dorset’s Virtual Centre for Independent Living via kwout. With that in mind, ADTV research suggest that they can offer business sponsors some potentially good returns if they position themselves in one of the zones in the virtual high street.

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The limits of virtual experience

Jenny Connected

Is this one instance where the virtual simply cannot effectively replace the face-to-face? Would a virtual ‘limited cost’ Church take it’s place? To what extent can the virtual replace the face-to-face? Today I have been to a funeral – both a very sad occasion but also a wonderful celebration of a life well lived and surrounded by much love from a wide and extensive family and community.

Virtual Course: Introducing Networks Oct. 1

Networking Action

In partnership with The Network University I am offering a three-week virtual courses for people who are working in, for or with networks. This module title is Introducing Networks. It introduces core network concepts and further develops them through … Events

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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. Tags: Virtual Collaboration Networks

In the future, now: presenting virtually

Endless Knots

Instead of traveling to London (Windsor, to be precise), I was asked to stay put and speak from home -- an apt invitation, given the topic: virtual working. This was the most global preparation I've ever done and I say this having done quite a number of these virtual presentations.

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Benefit of Virtual Teams - the BP Experience (from mid-1990s)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Knowing the Drill: Virtual Teamwork at BP , Don Cohen looks at the benefits that accrued to BP from virtual teaming approaches and technology in the 1990s. Deliberate coaching was used to get the benefits of virtual teaming. The members of what was called the Virtual Petrotechnical Team were given VT equipment and essentially left alone to find uses for it. Collaboration Virtual Teams

From virtual classroom to workshop and back

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm getting so busy that blogging gets harder (if I want to have some off computer time too!). I guess the good thing is that I can imagine it is the last thing on your list in a hectic job.

Virtual Course: Network Development Challenges Oct. 29

Networking Action

In partnership with The Network University I am offering a three-week virtual courses for people who are working in, for or with networks. This module title is Network Development Challenges. It looks at issues that arise in network development … Events

Virtual Course: Network Competencies for Success

Networking Action

In partnership with The Network University I am offering a three-week virtual courses for people who are working in, for or with networks. This module title is Network Competencies for Success. It introduces core network concepts and further develops … Events

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Does Online Identity Matter In Virtual Teams?

Leading Virtually

Our paper was an extension of the research we have been doing on leadership in virtual worlds that I wrote about previously. This paper focused on how one’s online identity may affect virtual team member perceptions and how virtual teams work together. Organizations have to decide how much and if they are going to set rules or guidelines for how employees present themselves, especially as options for expression expand to the creation of avatars in virtual worlds.

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? If you're agitated about virtual teams, this webcast will calm you right down. Tags: Collaboration Virtual Teams

Virtual Talk on Global Action Networks

Networking Action

The Leadership Learning Community is hosting me for a webinar to talk about Global Action Networks. Join us Monday, October 22, 2012 | 11AM – 12PM PDT/ 2-4PM ET/ 8-9PM CET. Information and registration here.… … Events

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Another list for virtual teams

Endless Knots

Good post on virtual team communication here. Tags: 90% people, 10% technology Virtual Teams

Simple distinction in virtual teams

Endless Knots

Tags: Telecommuting Virtual Teams

Iceland causes virtual teams to finally erupt

Endless Knots

How many more volcanoes will it take before virtual teams gain some respect? Tags: 90% people, 10% technology Collaboration Virtual Teams Weather From Reuters/Ingolfur Juliusson, plasmastic Quite a good post (" Eruptions ") from Hugh Tonks at workshifting.com. Clever walk around his team looking at what the shutdown in air travel has meant to them.