Virtual Organizations and Teams

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Effective Teleconferencing Tips for Virtual Teams

Your marketing team is based in Chicago; you work from your office in Denver; and the team works from field sites all over the globe. You need to …

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Virtual Teams: a Literature Review - reviewed - Global Integration

<i>Consultant Phil Stockbridge takes a closer look at ” Virtual Teams; a Literature Review” by Nader Ale Ebrahim, Shamsuddin Ahmed and Zahari Taha – a</i> …

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Leading Virtual Teams Effectively

Do you remember playing the telephone game as a kid? You’d say one thing to the person sitting next to you, and they’d pass on your message. Then the …

Leading Virtual Teams to Real Results

If a leader is like a conductor, as Peter Drucker said, then are virtual leaders like virtual conductors? In this video, Eric Whitacre conducts a virtual choir in a performance of “Lux Aurumque.” This moving virtual symphony, a collaboration between more than 185 singers from 12 countries, has been …

A Virtual Team is Not Another Name for Outsourcing

Almost every startup is a virtual team these days, since most don’t start out with dedicated office space, and some or all members of the team work part-time or out of their own home. It’s a small world, so these team members may not even be in the same town, or the same country. Outsourcing is …

Virtual Teams Can Outperform Traditional Teams

When I visit companies, it’s one of the most frequent complaints I hear: “I’m working on a project with people I’ve never met.” Or: “This virtual team I’m on is a disaster — nobody really knows what the other is doing.” Many of us have found ourselves thrown onto project teams in which we must work …

How to Build Trust in a Virtual Workplace

Teams can’t function well when co-workers don’t trust one another. Building and maintaining trust in the traditional, physical workplace is difficult enough, but the process is even tougher in a virtual environment, where people often have to work with people they haven’t met in person.<p>Some …

How Successful Virtual Teams Collaborate

I have worked on many teams in which we dutifully did our jobs, and the group fulfilled its objectives. And then I have worked on other teams in which everyone energetically collaborated with one another, and the results were spectacular. Not only did we surpass our goals, we also thoroughly …

How to Manage Conflict in Virtual Teams

Employee conflicts can be poisonous. We have all experienced the damage to productivity, crushed creativity, and squashed morale. As Kevin M. Campbell, Accenture’s Group Chief Executive, Technology, notes, “All too often, I’ve seen that personal conflicts derail costly projects and important …

How to Avoid Virtual Miscommunication

Why is miscommunication common in the virtual workplace? Lack of context. And it’s not just that e-mails and phone conversations lack a person’s visual reaction to what you’ve said.<p>Think about the information you can glean just from the seating arrangement in a physical conference room — who sits …

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Consider this now familiar view from the field:<p><i>“I’ve run a virtual team for the past 18 months in the development and launch of [a website.] I am located in Toronto, Canada. The website was designed in Zagreb, Croatia. The software was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Zagreb, Croatia; Delhi,</i> …

5 Business Values of Social Technology for Virtual Teams - Switch & Shift

The Internet has transformed the way we connect with one another. Social technology has accelerated that change to warp speed.<p>To grasp the speed of …

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