The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Worth a read, for sure, but is there anything else that we can do to help improve remote collaboration in today’s rather complex environment? Basically, being agile in a rather complex, engaging, committed, embracing and nurturing diverse workplace.

Organizing for diversity and complexity

Harold Jarche

It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative. Project Teams do complex work (if it’s not complex, it will be outsourced & automated ) which requires strong interpersonal ties.

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changing structures

Harold Jarche

Teams as the unit of work —. Self-governed teams —. Deployment of virtual teams —. Complexity ConnectedEnterprise“For the first time since the industrial revolution, organizations are changing at a fundamental level.

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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. THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TEAM. In its early days, the company-wide transformation team is typically a small virtual team with few resources.

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Disruptive Innovations and Organizational Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. 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

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. 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.

The Smarter Planet University Jam

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Jams help discover new solutions to broad, complex problems by bringing together a wide variety of minds and perspectives. IBM’s virtual worlds initiative was one of the recommendations coming out of the Jam. One can only make progress in such a complex and broad initiative by reaching out to the best and brightest in the world. Companies also want individuals who are comfortable working in project-based teams. For several years now, IBM has used a Web 2.0

Notes from 2005

Harold Jarche

David Williamson Shaffer’s paper on Pedagogical Praxis: The professions as models for post-industrial education provides a theoretical model, with three case studies (biomedical negotiators, online journalists and architects using complex mathematics), on how educational institutions can better bridge the gap between learning in formal education and learning in the workplace. On running a virtual team : Stick to small groups, and.

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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. Networks Complexity and Relatedness. For example: Ken Thompson is laser focused on virtual teams.

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

Beth Kanter

Having too many platforms and tools for collaboration can confuse and annoy your team and partners. More and more we are beginning to recognize the risk of communications overload, and organizations are trying to simplify the workflows for teams. Establish Look Ahead Team Rituals .

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Go straight to the finish line

Jay Cross

The virtual classroom and blended learning were also less prevalent in reported practice than anticipated. As the environment becomes more complex, linear approaches are giving way to emergent behavior. You want to make them feel part of your virtual team if at all possible.

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.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, I’ll be doing a virtual presentation around it as well. Some training will still be preferred face to face such as when team building or in-person soft skills are important, but 2009 will be the year when we realize that we should be justifying any in-person training.

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.

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.