Who You Calling Virtual? Leading a Virtual Team

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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.

"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.

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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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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams


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?

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.

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 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. 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.

The Superintelligent Organization: create total competitive advantage?

The Bumble Bee

Bostrom meticulously reviews the five most likely paths to "superintelligence" which he defines "as any intellect that greatly exceeds the cognitive performance of (individual) humans in virtually all domains of interest." Virtual Teams

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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

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. However, not enough understand the meaning of the concept and how it relates to performance and collaboration.

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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.

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. People register, get their login details, visit once, decide its not for them and never return. This pattern is repeated over and over. Maybe online communities are not for you?

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. The development of a team compact helps a virtual team set milestones and prioritize tasks.

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. After all, its virtual- nobody even has to worry about whatto wear!

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


New Research on Hard Benefits of Online Customer Communities

The Bumble Bee

Virtual CommunitiesAccording to a 2011 survey, almost 50% of the top 100 global brands host some kind of network or community but are there any indications that these investments are paying off? Strategy and Business Magazine have just published an article which suggests the answer is "YES".

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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.” 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.

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 [.]. Managing Online Forums (Book) ManagingCommunities.com

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. VIRTUAL GOODS: don’t have to be virtual cows in Farmville or magic swords in World of Warcraft. Virtual or otherwise.

Turntable.fm 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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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. de Moor (2014), Expanding the Academic Research Community – Building Bridges into Society with the Internet. In T. Denison, M. Sarrica, and L.

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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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 myplick.com. The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks. Tags: Virtual Collaboration Networks

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

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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.

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 Deze presentatie laat zien hoe research communities door goed gebruik te maken van Internet het academisch onderzoeksproces kunnen helpen hervormen. 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. Be careful ordering food during the meeting: In meetings where food is ordered it can be very disruptive to meetings.

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. Well done, Bill and Jan, and thanks for the shout out.

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. In virtual teams, we can reduce email silence considerably by drawing up a team compact in which we outline the rules of engagement. Technology is meant to connect us.

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.

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

Endless Knots

collaborating virtually. Virtual Teams work -- I know. Business Collaboration Environment Family Green Teams Innovation Marissa Mayer Virtual TeamsDear Marissa, Apparently, I'm not the only one who has a word or two to say to you.

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 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.