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"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.

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.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams


You can never have enough education on not just running and managing virtual teams, but also how to be a good virtual team player.

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.

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Six easy pieces for "Virtual Team Success"

Endless Knots

Here you will find numerous research-based “devices” for clearing the hurdles that virtual teams present. Books Virtual TeamsWith a Ph.D.

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.

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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.

Leaderless? No, leader-full in the virtual workplace

Endless Knots

Terrence Seamon, whom I had the chance to work with a few years back when American Management Association was putting together a new course on leading virtual teams (I was subject matter expert for the course and Terry held the. Leadership Networks and Networking Telecommuting Virtual Teams

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. Technology Virtual Teams

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

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

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. more…).

Get to Know Your Virtual Colleagues as People - and Good Things Happen (to Important Things Like Productivity)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key points: - If team members understand each other as people, they perform more effectively on virtual teams. Being Collaborative Virtual TeamsLarry talks about the power of non-task and personal relationships as a contributor to the performance of distributed teams: " Most managers know about the water cooler effect. My Comments.

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Thank you, VIRTUAL TEAMS readers

Endless Knots

Sixteen years ago, we went to lunch with our then-editor Jim Childs at John Wiley & Sons (Jim's now a publisher at Time Inc). It was time for our next book; we threw out the idea for a book about

Virtual Community/Social Media Course by Howard Rheingold on Prezi


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Rules and warnings for building successful online communities

The Bumble Bee

Virtual CommunitiesMost online communities are simply online ghost towns. This pattern is repeated over and over.

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

Leading Virtually

What does this mean for virtual teams? Virtual teams, or teams engaged in remote work, often consist of individuals from different cultures.

21st Century Learning: The Art of Building Virtual Communities


21st Century Learning « Learning 2.0 | Main | Meme: 8 Random Facts » The Art of Building Virtual Communities This is cross posted over on techLEARNING. Youd think developing a virtual learning community (VLC) or online community of practice (CoP) would be easier. Come join in the conversation. This is easier said than done.

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. Access Dorset’s Virtual Centre for Independent Living.

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"The Successful Virtual Office in 30 Minutes"

Endless Knots

Comes now Melanie Pinola’s contribution to Lamont’s series with “ The Successful Virtual Office.” 90% people, 10% technology Virtual Teams

New Research on Hard Benefits of Online Customer Communities

The Bumble Bee

Virtual CommunitiesStrategy and Business Magazine have just published an article which suggests the answer is "YES".

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements in Philadelphia, Raleigh and London (Virtual)

Managing Communities

I wanted to take a moment and share some of my upcoming speaking engagements. I love to meet people in person and the main way that I do that is through the conferences and events that I speak at. On November 5, I will be speaking at WordCamp Philly (November 5-6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), a [.].

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

But first… Quick note on currency and Virtual Goods. CURRENCY: Money has no inherent worth – it’s all virtual.

New publication: Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet

Making CommunitySense

Filed under: academia , communities , Internet , research , socio-technical systems , universities , virtual communities Tagged: society. academia communities Internet research socio-technical systems universities virtual communities society Just published: A. In T. Denison, M. Sarrica, and L. ISBN 978-1-921867-62-0. Abstract.

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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. Virtual TeamsRecommended. Puts Fun Spin on Community; Allows You to Rock the Virtual Dance Floor as a DJ

Managing Communities

I’ve spent a good portion of the last few days on Turntable, the new social DJ service that allows anyone to be a virtual DJ, pulling from a licensed catalog of over 11 million songs. Right now, access is limited to those who have Facebook friends who are already on the service and access is [.]. Managing the Community

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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.

Virtual Enterprise Networks Presentation

The Bumble Bee

Connecting Innovation - Virtual Networked Enterprises - Ken Thompson on Tags: Virtual Collaboration Networks Nice one!

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.

Research Communities 2.0

Making CommunitySense

Filed under: academia , communities , research , Uncategorized , universities , virtual communities , Web 2.0. academia communities research Uncategorized universities virtual communities Web 2.0 Ik heb deze gegeven in het kader van de Masterclass Research Support die het Avans Leer- en Innovatiecentrum op 20 juni jl.

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. This doesn’t help feelings of inclusiveness.

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

Leading Virtually

In the absence of such possibilities in a virtual situation, silence no longer remains as such. Technology is meant to connect us.

Another list for virtual teams

Endless Knots

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

"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.

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

Endless Knots

I post this also as a bit of historiana as we wrote the first edition (cover below) of Virtual Teams nearly 20 years ago. I’m not one of them.

Leading Virtual Teams - Harvard Business Pocket Mentor

Endless Knots

Readable in an hour or so and excellent for stimulating conversation in a virtual team. Since we didn't write it, I can praise it.

Marissa, we need to talk: This genie is way out of the bottle

Endless Knots

collaborating virtually. Virtual Teams work -- I know.   This does not help the cause."*. "*. perpetually. Suppliers?

New Way to Work Index – Unify

Michael Sampson - Currents

Among the results was the finding that 94 percent of respondents work with virtual team members, indicating the rise of today’s mobile and global workforce and an urgent need for solutions that create enhanced productivity and collaboration across multiple platforms. The Future of Work Virtual Teams have more focused meetings.

Virtual Teams and Communities Training Manual

The Bumble Bee

To access: Ken Thompson's Virtual Teams and Communities Training Manual as a Google Docs Presentation. Evolution of an effective virtual team.

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. Working efficiently.