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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

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

The Virtual Team Challenge

Jane Hart

The Virtual Team Challenge is an entirely  FREE online, multiplayer business simulation that takes place in the animated 3D world of New City: Spill!

Organizing for diversity and complexity

Harold Jarche

Project Teams do complex work (if it’s not complex, it will be outsourced & automated ) which requires strong interpersonal ties.

Narration of Work

Harold Jarche

Hans de Zwart discusses a narrating-your-work experiment that had a 17 member team use Yammer to share daily experiences with colleagues.

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Will offices still exist in the future?

Ross Dawson

While an immense amount can be achieved in virtual teams, the reality is that extended physical proximity is an enormous enabler of mutual experience and trust, which in turn supports collaboration, innovation, and high-performance teams. Until recently there were two major workspaces for knowledge work: offices and field work.

The Digital Transformation of the Customer Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Consumers have more choices than ever in virtually every category of products and services as well as in the channels used to acquire them. 

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

And when talking about competitiveness we should probably not forget about high performing teams either. ” videos. Not just a few.

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

core team is established (embodying the spirit of E2.0 Social Media Team (if you have one) obviously wanting to have a seat at the table.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Leaders of the new initiative should reach out to and include key colleagues across the company as part of their virtual team

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Luis Suarez

Time and time again my answer has always been the same, at least, so far: ‘ No, thanks! I don’t need it at this point in time ’. You see?

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Virtual collaboration: ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team.

Interested in Informal Learning? Join us at LearnTec 2009

Nancy White

30pm  Virtual Collaboration Moderation Heike Philp. Virtual Round Table - Panel Discussion. Virtual Round Table - Panel Discussion.

Monday Video: The circle of trust

Nancy White

Leidner  and their fabulous paper on  Communication and Trust in Global Virtual Teams. Trust has come up in conversation a lot lately.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. It's truly a thing of beauty.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

Virtually all of the examples he cites of management innovation are confined to innovation in management processes within the enterprise.

What is YOUR history of online facilitation?

Nancy White

In just over a week I’ll be in Ft. Worth, Texas, opening Monday’s session of the Elearning 2010 Conference. Things have changed.

The Guru Problem

Martijn Linssen

Years back, I had the good fortune to talk with David Gilmour, back when he was deeply involved in the Tacit Knowledge System. Consider this.

The Ability to Lead Remote Employees Will Become the Next 2.0 Skill

Dan Pontefract

IMPACT: formal teams continue to shrink at ‘headquarters’ but virtual teams continue to grow between outsourced work to contractors, service firms, etc. IMPACT: More and more employees have the option to, or are encouraged to work from home thus separating the physical team and creating a virtual team.

Notes from 2005

Harold Jarche

On running a virtual team : Stick to small groups, and. This is a continuation of my notes from 2004 … I see that 2005 was the year I started digging deeper into PKM/Networked Learning. The voice was eerily reminiscent of the Master, as was the rhetoric. It was Eric McLuhan. “It already surrounds it. there is no leader, so.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For both the Internet and Linux efforts we set up a relatively small virtual organization to coordinate the activities across IBM.  Given that the overall objective was for each unit to start embracing the new technologies, the bulk of the actual execution was done in the units, not in the small, virtual organization.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For both the Internet and Linux efforts we set up a relatively small virtual organization to coordinate the activities across IBM.  Given that the overall objective was for each unit to start embracing the new technologies, the bulk of the actual execution was done in the units, not in the small, virtual organization.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

After having written about what are some of my current work streams as a freelancer in the realm of Social Business and Digital Transformation (i.e. 

CoP Series #9: Community Heartbeats

Nancy White

Virtual team expert  Martha Maznevski  likens it to the heartbeat of a runner. Part 1o will be posted next week!

Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

For example: Ken Thompson  is laser focused on  virtual teams. Especially the interesting fringes. What’s new? Anecdote. Engaging.

How do you make talent shine in a world of distributed work?

Ross Dawson

Tom points to three ways in which talent is contextualized: The team: Harvard Business School’s Boris Groysberg has documented the impact of teams on individual performance. We’ve all seen that: the hotshot who turns out to have needed his team more than anyone — especially the hotshot — knew.

Collaboration and the Future of Talent Retreat

Kevin Wheeler

Virtual teams and teamwork are the subject of many corporate meetings and events. They are experimenting with outsourcing, leasing employees, hiring contract workers, using more consultants and with breaking work into projects that interdependent teams work on. The hot topic in leadership development is collaborative leadership. 

Communities and Networks Connection

Tony Karrer

For example: Ken Thompson is laser focused on virtual teams. This is a great week for content communities. This is very true. Who's next?

The Smarter Planet University Jam

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM’s virtual worlds initiative was one of the recommendations coming out of the Jam.  So were a number of projects, including intelligent utility networks, integrated transportation systems, smart healthcare payments, and Big Green innovations that helped form the core of IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative launched in November of 2008.

Go straight to the finish line

Jay Cross

The virtual classroom and blended learning were also less prevalent in reported practice than anticipated. Jane & Charles.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Take a few minutes to fill out this checklist. Please write it down here.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Take a few minutes to fill out this checklist. Please write it down here.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Take a few minutes to fill out this checklist. Please write it down here.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, I’ll be doing a virtual presentation around it as well. Did I mention the move towards virtual classroom?) tools.

Innovation Teams 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In talking to people at Citigroup, - where I am now working part time as strategic advisor for innovation and technology, - I learned about a program called Team Challenge. It brought together a number of Citi's most promising young leaders to spend some time working in teams on the toughest problems facing the company.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: ABC and the Future of Media

John Hagel

Dont Count On It. And its exactly and totally the wrong half from a strategic point of view. Let’s look at ABC’s website in this context. from J.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Take a few minutes to fill out this checklist. Please write it down here.