Visual Teams

Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, and High Performance

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Author: David Sibbet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118158598

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Graphic tools and visual solutions for team building anddevelopment Visual Teams uses visual tools and methods to helpteams—both face-to-face and virtual—reach highperformance in today's work environment. As teams become more andmore global and distributed, visualization provides an importantchannel of communication—one that opens up the group's mindto improving work systems and processes by understandingrelationships, interconnections, and big picture contexts. Visual Teams shares best practices and uses visualizationas a power tool for process improvement by providing teams with acommon language for high performance. The book: Explores how any kind of team can draw on the principles andpractices of creative design teams in the software, architectural,engineering, and information design professions Introduces the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance™ Model andrelated tools—a system used throughout companies such asNike, Genentech, Becton Dickinson, Chevron, and others Visual Teams presents a comprehensive framework, bestpractices, and unique visual tools for becoming an innovative,high-performance team.

Virtual Teams That Work

Creating Conditions for Virtual Team Effectiveness

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Author: Cristina B. Gibson,Susan G. Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787965693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Virtual Teams That Work offers a much-needed, comprehensive guidebook for business leaders and managers who want to create the organizational conditions that will help virtual teams thrive. Each chapter in this important book focuses on best practices and includes case studies and illustrative examples from a wide variety of companies, including British Petroleum, Lucent Technologies, Ramtech, SoftCo, and Whirlpool Corporation. These real-life examples demonstrate how the principles identified in the book play out within virtual teams. Virtual Teams That Work shows how organizations can put in place the structure to help team members who speak different languages and have different cultural values develop effective ways of communicating when there is little opportunity for the members to meet face-to-face. The authors also reveal how organizations can implement performance management and reward systems that will motivate team members to cooperate across multiple boundaries. And they offer the information to determine which technologies best fit a variety of virtual-team tasks and the level of information technology support needed.

Mastering Virtual Teams

Strategies, Tools, and Techniques That Succeed

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Author: Deborah L. Duarte,Nancy Tennant Snyder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118047040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This third edition of the best-selling resource Mastering Virtual Teams offers a toolkit for leaders and members of virtual teams. The revised and expanded edition includes a CD-ROM with useful resources that allow virtual teams to access and use the book's checklists, assessments, and other practical tools quickly and easily. Deborah L. Durate and Nancy Tennant Snyder include updated guidelines, strategies, and best practices for working effectively with virtual teams across time and distance to see a project through. The useful tools, exercises, and real-life examples show how anyone can master the unique dynamics of virtual team participation in an environment where the old rules no longer apply.

Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams

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Author: Ferris, Sharmila Pixy

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591407109

Category: Education

Page: 303

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"This book investigates issues around teams in the virtual and hybrid classroom, offering a view of current research and practice on the subject of virtual and collaborative teams in teaching and learning"--Provided by publisher.

A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams

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Author: Yael Zofi

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814416608

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Maximize the power of teamwork — even when team members are worlds apart. With an increasing number employees working remotely, it is more difficult than ever to ensure that team members are working smoothly and productively together. A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams is a practical roadmap for bridging the logistical, cultural, and communication gaps that can prevent any virtual team from reaching its full potential. The book explores the four most critical elements to team success: • Trust and Accountability. Ten tips for creating trust within and across virtual teams • Communication. The particular challenges of the virtual world, especially in cross-cultural collaborations • Conflict Management. Examples, case scenarios, and resolution strategies • Deliverables. How virtual teams can get their work “out the door” faster and better A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams features the author’s proprietary Trust Wheel model, which includes powerful tools to help teams develop and ensure trust without face-to-face interaction. Filled with self-study exercises, activities, and advice based on the author’s 20 years’ consulting experience, this book can help any organization realize the promise of professionals working closely together—even if they’ve never met.

Virtual Teams

People Working Across Boundaries with Technology

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Author: Jessica Lipnack,Jeffrey Stamps

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470438959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Praise for the First Edition of Virtual Teams "If you want to see where organizational communications are going in the future, heed what these pioneers have written today." —Howard Rheingold, author, The Virtual Community, and founder, Electric Mind "Lipnack and Stamps have written an important book for the twenty-first-century corporation." —Regis McKenna, The McKenna Group, author, Relationship Marketing "This book provides a long overdue perspective on how to apply the discipline of real teams in the fast-moving, increasingly dispersed information age of the future." —Jon R. Katzenbach, author, The Wisdom of Teams "For those who want to lead the movement, catch up with it, or simply know where it is going, this book is packed with useful information and interesting stories." —Dee W. Hock, founder and chairman emeritus, VISA "Virtual Teams provides valuable insights into global teamwork and management through network technologies now available to all companies, large or small." —Jim Lynch, director, corporate quality, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Leading Effective Virtual Teams

Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results

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Author: Nancy M. Settle-Murphy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466557869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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A proliferation of new technologies has lulled many into thinking that we actually have to think less about how we communicate. In fact, communicating and collaborating across time, distance, and cultures has never been more complex or difficult. Written as a series of bulleted tips drawn from client experiences and best practices, Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results presents practical tips to help leaders engage and motivate their geographically dispersed project team members. If you’re a leader of any type of virtual team and want to help your team members collaborate more effectively, then buy this book. You will learn how to: Build trust and cultivate relationships, virtually, across your team Design and facilitate virtual meetings that are focused and engaging Influence without authority Motivate and galvanize a virtual team for top performance Blend asynchronous and synchronous communications for better virtual collaboration Navigate cross-cultural and generational differences in the absence of vital visual cues Assess skills, strengths, aptitudes, and preferences from afar Handle other tough issues that can trip up virtual teams The ideas in this book are based on Nancy Settle-Murphy’s decades of experience working as a change management consultant, facilitator, and trainer for project teams around the world. Designed to be read section by section in any order, this book shares approaches and techniques to help you address some of the toughest challenges virtual team leaders face, including keeping team members engaged from afar.

Managing Virtual Teams

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Author: Debbie DuFrene

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1606492616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

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Virtual teams are an integral part of today's global business environment. Traditional face-to-face communication is frequently being replaced with technology mediated communication methods including phone, email, fax, synchronous chat programs, and videoconferencing. While virtual teams offer various advantages to organizations and individuals in flexibility and the ability to overcome geographic distance, they face unique challenges. Virtual teams are often made up of members of various cultures with diverse communication styles. Men and women also tend to behave differently in virtual environments. Challenges occur in the forming, storming, norming, and performing phases of team development, and virtual teams must be able to cope effectively with those obstacles if they are to be successful and reach their potential. Team participants should be selected carefully for various personal characteristics that help assure success and trained in how to be effective virtual team members. Various team strategies can be implemented to improve effectiveness and satisfaction of virtual team members.

Achieving Project Management Success Using Virtual Teams

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Author: Parviz F. Rad,Ginger Levin

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159035

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Corporate location is no longer a constraint when pursuing business opportunities in support of strategic goals. Achieving Project Management Success Using Virtual Teams presents success factors for a virtual project team and illustrates an approach for assessing the performance of the team. It contains evaluation tools for team members, describing how best to manage and motivate different people on virtual team assignments to achieve optimal results.

Working Virtually: Challenges of Virtual Teams

Challenges of Virtual Teams

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Author: Jones, Robert

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591405521

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Virtual teams have been used to leverage scarce and distributed resources for many years. Expense reductions, health epidemics, air travel safety, and complex supply chains have only intensified this need. General best practices for leading and participating in virtual teams are well known but why are there still misconceptions about their effectiveness? What drives the notion that “face to face is always better”? How can groups and individuals take the most advantage of virtual teams through the appropriate use of technology? Working Virtually: Challenges of Virtual Teams provides an in-depth, practical perspective on the growing dependence of virtual teams and how to best exploit them. Based on years of direct experience in managing and participating in virtual teams, as well as developing solutions to help virtual teams be more effective, the authors have provided unique insight that can be leveraged to help you get the most of your virtual teams.