A recent Harvard Business Review management tip on writing emails focused on tips such as: get straight to the point, keep it brief and write a short but informative subject line. It’s all good, if pretty basic, advice. When we ask people on our virtual teams training programs to come up with their top tips for the perfect […]
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I’ve been reading ” The Untapped Potential of Virtual Teams”, a study by Siemens Enterprise Communications. It’s based on a survey of 320 people from nine countries and has some interesting findings, including: 79% of respondents always or frequently work distributed teams – this reinforces our view that remote and virtual working is “the new […]
Question: Where? What kind of title is that for a blog post? Answer: It’s a start point for several other questions…. 1. Where….can I find Global Integration consultants this week? Each week we publish details of where some of our key consultants will be over the next few weeks: this week’s has now been updated […]
Virtual teams are often characterised by a lack of face to face time and an increased amount of communication through technology. This places an additional burden on individuals to learn a wider range of communication technologies. First they need to master the technologies themselves, a relatively simple task (you can learn all you need to […]
We had a request from Mehmet A. Orhan, and whilst we often can’t help students, on this occassion we’re happy to help. He’s undertaking some research that may be appropriate for many of the people reading this blog, examining the link between organizational dynamics and employee attitudes in virtual work settings. He hopes to better understand how organizational learning […]
Have you ever thought about measuring the efficacy of virtual teams, and would you like to know what makes for a successful team? I am sure the answer is yes to both these questions. However, if we then go on to ask have you every actually measured the efficacy of any of your teams, from […]
For this week’s ‘Matrix Monday’ post, Kevan Hall reviewed “Multiple Team Membership:a theoretical model of its effect on productivity and learning for individuals and teams” (at 5 a.m, in the Emirates Lounge in Dubai (on his way to Jakarta). The paper starts with a statement that 65-95% of knowledge workers in USA and Europe are […]
This week the entire senior team of trainers at Global Integration is at the company team meeting. This time the team is meeting in Milton Keynes in the UK – the only town in the UK (I believe) with a grid system, ensuring that our US team members feel very at home. We, like many […]
Continuing our series of ‘Matrix Monday’ reviews of papers and literature, Global Integration consultant Rod Farnan takes a closer look at Leadership Challenges in Global Virtual Teams: Lessons from the Field, a paper by Kenneth W.Kerber & Anthony F.Buono. This article is a review of global virtual working using a real case study of the […]
Rather than write a series of small blog posts, this post could be called a signpost – pointing you in the direction of a couple of things you may find interesting. First is a new addition to our articles directory, an article by Kevan Hall for the Huffington Post, What Can We Learn From Virtual Teams […]
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