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Is Collaboration Limited by Organizational Structure?

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When you add freelancers into the ix your wirearchy can be tangled

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:28 PM

I find the best work on collaboration to be Morten T. Hansen's book, Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Build Common Ground, and Reap Big Results.


Article related to the book: How to build a collaborative advantage from Sloan Review by Morten T. Hansen and Nitin Nohria.


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21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together | KoffeeKlatch | Scoop.it
Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote. We have staff in the UK, India,…

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What do you use  to work with remote and virtual teams..?.  Do you have some top; tools to share?

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 7, 2014 4:08 PM

21 tools to help your remote team collaborate.

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Company director fined for illegally accessing mobile phone company’s customer database

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Company director fined for illegally accessing mobile phone company’s customer database

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Dataflow and relationships are the modern business - if you are not securing your data then fines are the beginning of a lot of woes

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Annabel Kaye's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:44 AM

Dataflow and relationships are the new business paradigm - secure both for your business.  FInes are the beginning of your woes

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Episode 1 - Implement Flexible Working (Chris Ridgewell) - Collaboration Superpowers

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Lisette talks to Chris Ridgewell, the co-founder and Director of Wisework, a specialist UK-based management consultancy company that helps organizations …
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Freelancers: Bad Time Estimates Are Killing Your Profits

Ever had one of those weeks where you’re working around the clock, and when you finally get to the end of the week and it’s time to invoice, you look at your numbers and think, “… wait, that’s it?!
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5 Strategies for Dispersed Field Team Bonding - Business 2 Community

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5 Strategies for Dispersed Field Team BondingBusiness 2 CommunitySending each of the virtual team members a small gift card will raise morale and give the employees to meet face-to-face and chat about work, personal life, and anything else.
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Virtual Elite Business » How to work with your Virtual Assistants

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How do you work with your Virtual Assistants and get your desired results? http://t.co/95ExWuGAAt #business #virtualassistant #entrepreneur
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You need to get your contracts right too.
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Managing Freelance Workers

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Managing Freelance Workers - Register via this link to receive dial in details and reminders Click here for more details on your host Managing freelance or self employed workers and t... (Paying freelancers?
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Successful Entrepreneurs Choose Their Virtual Assistants Carefully. Here’s How.

Successful Entrepreneurs Choose Their Virtual Assistants Carefully. Here’s How. | KoffeeKlatch | Scoop.it
Successful entrepreneurs choose their Virtual Assistants carefully. In this guest post by Chris Ducker you will learn how. (Successful Entrepreneurs Choose Their Virtual Assistants Carefully. Here’s How.
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Chose well, contract appropriately, manage well. Those are the keys. Which one are you missing? Talk to us..
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How to survive a lack of agility

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Agile working is not for everyone. In offices where no one “owns” their space, where they must work from a different desk every day, some people lack the flexibility to adjust.
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Not everyone can be agile - how do you handle someone who isn't?

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HotDesk.com.au Blog | Coworking | Shared Office Space | Sharing Economy

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Remote Working – Where Should You Draw The Line? We gather research from a number of sources which finds that benefits come down to balance. Read More... (REMOTE WORKING – WHERE SHOULD YOU DRAW THE LINE?
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How do we know what will help you? - YouTube

KoffeeKlatch products and services are designed to help you with the people you pay. Please help us by completing this anonymous survey so we can continue to...
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We don't just pull things out of thin air ....  Right now the top three freelancers you are likely to pay is changing as people use the questionnaire.  Would you like to guess what type of freelancer you are most likely to pay?

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What you could be missing while you're working from home

What you could be missing while you're working from home | KoffeeKlatch | Scoop.it
Many individuals of the corporate workforce often fantasize about the idea of working from home. For some, avoiding a morning commute, wearing pajamas, and being close to family is an ideal situation.
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Do you feel isolated when working from home?
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5 Uncommon Tips for Managing Your Virtual Team

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Typical “how-to” advice on managing virtual teams goes something like this: Have clear objectives. Use video. Communicate efficiently. Use the right…
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Don't just set deadlines set regular review points too.
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America is Turning into a Nation of Freelance Workers - NASDAQ

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America is Turning into a Nation of Freelance Workers
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A new study by the Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk highlights an interesting change in the way Americans work. More than one-third of U.S.
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The same trend is here in the UK - we are more likely to be freelancers and more likely to be paying freelancers when we need help.  Are you geared up for this?

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Five Things to Know About Remote and Virtual Teams - CIO Insight

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Five Things to Know About Remote and Virtual Teams
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Over the last few years, remote and virtual teams have emerged from the corporate shadows to become a regular component of the workplace.
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Useful thoughts

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Is Collaboration Limited by Organizational Structure?

Is Collaboration Limited by Organizational Structure? | KoffeeKlatch | Scoop.it

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Claude Emond
Annabel Kaye's insight:

When you add freelancers into the ix your wirearchy can be tangled

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:28 PM

I find the best work on collaboration to be Morten T. Hansen's book, Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Build Common Ground, and Reap Big Results.


Article related to the book: How to build a collaborative advantage from Sloan Review by Morten T. Hansen and Nitin Nohria.


Additional resources:




Resources on holacracy




Image credit: Gapingvoid /Jon Husband

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How Do I Communicate With My Overseas Team? – Hyrax...

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When it comes to delegating work, how can you communicate tasks to your overseas team, and know those tasks will be handled reliably?

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Some of us find it hard enough to keep a grip on a team in the same office as us - but the fundamental skills are the same?

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Gudrun Hoehne's curator insight, July 16, 2014 2:56 AM

Systems can help virtual project teams to avoid misunderstandings about task assignments. However, good relationships between virtual project team members remain very important for good results and a timely delivery of the work.

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The Advanced Guide to Growing A Thriving Virtual Team | Anne ...

The Advanced Guide to Growing A Thriving Virtual Team | Anne ... | KoffeeKlatch | Scoop.it
Growing a thriving virtual team takes a little more work than ones where you can see everyone day in and day out. Here's what it takes.
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Can you thrive in or manage a virtual team?  It's tough but it can be done..

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Resources for Virtual Assistants: Forums and Groups

Resources for Virtual Assistants: Forums and Groups | KoffeeKlatch | Scoop.it
Whether you’re new to the virtual assistant field or a seasoned veteran I’m sure you’ve learned that we could all use a little help sometimes. I’ve decided to compile a list of my favorite virtual assistant groups and forums.
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