The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.

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. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall?

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

The session is designed to answer three questions: Why does collaborative technology overload lead to loss of nonprofit workplace productivity and what are the best practices to avoid it? What is Collaborative Overload? There are ways of working that can reduce collaborative overload.

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Collaboration and the Future of Talent Retreat

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Collaboration and the Future of Talent Retreat by Kevin Wheeler on September 30, 2009 No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main. The hot topic in leadership development is collaborative leadership. Virtual teams and teamwork are the subject of many corporate meetings and events.

Knowledge workers of the world, Collaborate. You have nothing to lose but your Managers!

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week: This tweet of mine has become rather popular in less than a day: Knowledge workers of the world, Collaborate! — “ Virtual teams really are different : 6 lessons for creating successful ones&# via @C4LPT. 2: No trust, no team. 6: Virtual team leadership matters.

Case study: Using project management for effective crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

Case study: How Nick McMenemy runs virtual teams. Nick McMenemy is a serial entrepreneur who is now working on his third company, Virdium, which provides a cloud-hosted virtual desktop service. By using this virtual team I can be like a multi-national 24/7.” Collaboration Crowdsourcing Entrepreneurship Future of work[This post first appeared on the Getting Results From Crowds book website].

Work Stream #1 – Learning Is the Work

Luis Suarez

Collaboration Communities elsua Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

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. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

function; it needs to be representative of Learnerprise, and in doing so, the title should reflect all things related to collaboration: Enterprise 2.0. Collaboration Technologies. Thorough knowledge of both learning AND social collaboration technologies.

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Interested in Informal Learning? Join us at LearnTec 2009

Nancy White

Tomorrow I’ll be the guest of Heike Philip (in Germany) along with Jay Cross and Ken Thompson for an online roundtable on virtual learning, informal learning and virtual teams. 4:30pm Virtual Collaboration Moderation Heike Philp.

Will offices still exist in the future?

Ross Dawson

However there is also real value from deep relationships of mutual trust that enable effective collaboration. 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. I’m currently doing a five-city speaking tour for Canon, speaking about the future of workspace.

The Guru Problem

Martijn Linssen

This is more difficult to do with today’s collaborative tools, and the last time I listened to an NLP expert – they were trying to discern conversations within Instant Messaging tools (consider the disjointed nature due to lags and such in a IM or texting stream).

Monday Video: The circle of trust

Nancy White

Clay Shirky has been oft quoted saying &# in collaboration we trust.&# Leidner and their fabulous paper on Communication and Trust in Global Virtual Teams.

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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. Tweet I see three major principles for working smarter in networked organizations : Transparency. Narration of Work. Distribution of Power.

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The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Naively, it donned on me recently that the members come from everywhere in the organization; IT, Learning, HR, Consulting, Customer-Facing and even Social Media specific teams. core team is established (embodying the spirit of E2.0 core team as the delivery agent of E2.0

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. Ask yourself these questions: Do you set up time in your calendar to randomly phone, email or instant message team members?

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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. It’s their job to “spark a burning sense of urgency, gain support, and pave the way for a more formal, collaborative approach to change.”.

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Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

So you can see that Virtual Community , Tags , RSS , Facebook , Twitter and other such terms all relate heavily to the concept of social media. Collaborative Thinking. I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate. The Collaboration Blog.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The objective of the meeting was to explore potential collaborations between the industrial partner and ID3. . I’m very proud of having been part of the teams that led IBM’s Internet strategy in the mid-late 1990s and its Linux strategy in the early 2000s.

Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me share some of what I learned in the process of organizing these disruptive initiatives along three main dimensions: governance, collaborations and marketing and communications. A virtual or matrix organization , is often the most practical way to launch a new venture that does not naturally fit into any of the existing units of the company. For both the Internet and Linux efforts we set up a relatively small virtual organization to coordinate the activities across IBM.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, I’ll be doing a virtual presentation around it as well. There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning. So, I think the first part about growth of wikis, discussions, social networks for collaborative learning is right on the mark.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Virtual teams benefit from explicit processes and it is worth investing time in them.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Virtual teams benefit from explicit processes and it is worth investing time in them.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Virtual teams benefit from explicit processes and it is worth investing time in them.

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. [link].

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Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me share some of what I learned in the process of organizing these disruptive initiatives along three main dimensions: governance, collaborations and marketing and communications. A virtual or matrix organization , is often the most practical way to launch a new venture that does not naturally fit into any of the existing units of the company. For both the Internet and Linux efforts we set up a relatively small virtual organization to coordinate the activities across IBM.

Communities and Networks Connection

Tony Karrer

For example: Ken Thompson is laser focused on virtual teams. Shawn Callahan of Anecdote covers collaboration and communities of practice. Jessica Lipnack is a network networker, often hovering towards the center of virtual work and teams.

Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If this is a work team, what processes and agreements will you need? Virtual teams benefit from explicit processes and it is worth investing time in them.

Go straight to the finish line

Jay Cross

Lots of training directors have yet to grasp the concepts of learning through collaboration, the power of social networks, and less is more. The virtual classroom and blended learning were also less prevalent in reported practice than anticipated.

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

John Hagel

I was also an architect of the original Open Text Virtual Teams portal. Most of my work since then has been in the UK where there seems to be more acceptance to the transparent horizontal management necessary for true online collaboration.

The Smarter Planet University Jam

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

collaborative approach to exploration and problem solving called Jams. IBM’s virtual worlds initiative was one of the recommendations coming out of the Jam. Companies also want individuals who are comfortable working in project-based teams. Learning methods should embrace new social networking approaches, with students collaborating with each other in their own education and professors playing the role of mentor or coaches. For several years now, IBM has used a Web 2.0

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. I was also an architect of the original Open Text Virtual Teams portal.

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. As it turned out, the ideas underlying Citigroup's Team Challenge lived on. I think that we can address these valid concerns in a kind of Team Challenge 2.0.