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How Successful Virtual Teams Collaborate

How Successful Virtual Teams Collaborate | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it

[Keith Ferrazzi - HBR Blog]

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 enjoyed and benefited from that process as individuals.

 

In other words, there's a world of difference between merely working together and truly collaborating with one another. Collaborative activity is the "secret sauce" that enables teams to come up with innovative new products or creative, buzz-worthy marketing campaigns. But people can also collaborate creatively around a seemingly mundane project — like the installation of a new accounting package — and use that initiative to transform the way in which an organization does business.

 

Achieving true collaboration — in which the whole is definitely more than the mere sum of the individual parts — is difficult in any environment. People have to set aside their egos, trust one another, and share their expertise willingly. In a virtual workplace, collaboration can be all the more difficult to attain, especially when team members work for different companies, are essentially strangers to one another, and have different cultural and professional backgrounds. We have interviewed a number of researchers on this topic and have also studied dozens of virtual teams, some that possessed that magic of collaboration and numerous others that didn't. Here are some of the lessons we've learned.


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Social@Ogilvy: Taylor Swift’s Wall Street Journal op-ed tells us something about content strategy

Social@Ogilvy: Taylor Swift’s Wall Street Journal op-ed tells us something about content strategy | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Written by Jen Chae, Digital Marketing Intern, Social@Ogilvy HK  From a social media marketer’s perspective, Taylor Swift’s recent opinion editorial on the Wall Street Journal is full of meat. There’s a lot to digest here. The seven-time Grammy winner outwardly spills that it isn’t necessarily talent that ups album sales and brand loyalty, but rather strategic personal […]
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Google Will Open a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund In London

Google Will Open a $100 Million Venture Capital Fund In London | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
The new office will be in Clerkenwell, a short distance from the Old Street "Silicon Roundabout" area.
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There is talent and great startups everywhere. Glad to see Google engage in Europe.

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Branded video: what outdoor clothing companies are doing well

Branded video: what outdoor clothing companies are doing well | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Producing a video that can be used at every stage of the funnel but that also confirms your brand values can be difficult.
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Borg Like Me - Boing Boing

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Borg Like Me Boing Boing Inside Gareth Branwyn there's a Duroloc 100 acetabular titanium cup with sintered titanium beads for in-bone growth adhesion and a bleeding-edge Marathon polyethylene liner with irradiated cross-linked polymers for tighter...
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Modern Combat 5 Releases for Android and iOS on July 24 - NDTV

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NDTV Modern Combat 5 Releases for Android and iOS on July 24 NDTV After teasing its much-awaited Modern Combat 5: Blackout at E3 2014 event, Gameloft has finally announced that the first person shooter will release on July 24 this year, and would...
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How New Technology And Social Media Will Affect Your MBA Application - BusinessBecause

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A director of admissions at a leading US business school said they may “become an analytics outfit rather than educators”.
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US VC Funding: Record Levels Since 2001 and Still Growing

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US VC investment levels are at their highest quarterly level since 2001, beating last quarter's record levels, according to a new report from CB Insights.
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Wake a Sleeping Giant for Content Marketing SEO: Your Employees

Wake a Sleeping Giant for Content Marketing SEO: Your Employees | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Use these strategies to boost content marketing SEO and link building for your company with something you already have in-house -- your employees. The social media marketing world already has a set...
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OnePoint Global Offers Free Access to DIY Mobile Survey Platform

Taster Packages Aim to Boost Mobile Survey Adoption [OnePoint Global|http://www.onepointglobal.com], the market leader in mobile survey technologies is...
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Five lessons from John Lewis’ mobile commerce strategy

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At the start of the year, retailer John Lewis announced some impressive year on year sales figures, along with the revelation that more than three quarters of its site traffic on Christmas Day came from mobile devices.
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Focusing On Creativity In A Digital Era

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Samsung Is 'Urgently' Looking Into New Child Labor Allegations

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New York-based watchdog China Labor Watch (CLW) has just accused Samsung of employing child labor in its supply chain at a factory called Shinyang Electronics in China. In response, the Korean... Keep reading →
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Helping You Better Understand Desktop Computers With These Simple To Follow Tips

Helping You Better Understand Desktop Computers With These Simple To Follow Tips | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
If you wish to increase your knowledge about desktops, there is plenty of information available to you. There is lots of advice in this article to help you
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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
The taxi commission nukes Lyft, Uber tries to sell its drivers on price cuts, and the rich and fabulous congregate at Sun Valley.
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DARPA dissects Twitter, Facebook, Reddit to extract propaganda how-to's

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The internet found out last week that Facebook's been dissecting us. Now, it looks like DARPA's been at it too, with research on users of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, Kickstarter and Digg....
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The Top 10 Reasons You're Still Clinging to Facebook

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Facebook has us hooked, and we aren't saying goodbye anytime soon. Here are the top 10 reasons why we're still clinging to the social network giant.
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A good number of valid reasons.

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Why a Blog Should be the Center of Your Online Marketing Strategy - The National Law Review

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If you're publishing a special report or e-book, schedule posts to promote those.
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Unique Solar Protection + A Dynamic Facade in Australia

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 In Bunbury, down the coast from Perth in Australia, the architects at Gresley Abas seized the mission of modernizing a homeless shelter as an opportunity to clad the original building in a colourful and dynamic facade – using metal screens.
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PayPal Woos Merchants with Expanded Cash Management

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PayPal may not be trying to become a merchant's bank in providing working capital and next-day settlement on fund transfers, but the payments unit of eBay Inc. is trying to make it harder for its merchants to consider another provider.
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Where is Windows Phone most popular?

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Following the launch of Windows Phone 8 in late-2012, Microsoft's smartphone platform has significantly increased its market share, reaching more consumers in more regions across the globe. Its rise can be attributed, for the most part, to sales of low-end handsets, like the affordable Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 625, which are prevalent in emerging markets.
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6 Clever Triggered Emails to Inspire Your Marketing Automation

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Get some examples of different triggered emails to inspire your automated email marketing campaigns.
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How Can You Get Big Companies To Notice You? Find Out In This Video

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Brad Hunstable of Ustream helped Barack Obama broadcast live during his campaign. How in the world do smaller brands get to the top in terms of partnerships? When you’re running a small company without an established brand...
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Leaked 'Confidential' Document Alleges Google's Search Monopoly Is Deliberately Screwing Yelp

Leaked 'Confidential' Document Alleges Google's Search Monopoly Is Deliberately Screwing Yelp | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Search clicks are life and death for Yelp, as shoppers and restaurant diners often only visit Yelp when they're in the mood to buy something imminently.
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Mathias Sundin is the World's first Bitcoin Only Political Parliament Candidate

Mathias Sundin is the World's first Bitcoin Only Political Parliament Candidate | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Mathias Sundin, a 36 years old politician, Deputy Mayor of Norrkoping, former Member of Parliament, and entrepreneur from Sweden is running for the Swedish parliament. He is the first political candidate to only accept bitcoins for his political campaign. As he writes on his own website To promote the spreading of Bitcoin and increase the …
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How To Run A Strong Social Media Marketing Campaign

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While you might think that social media websites are a good way to keep in touch and have fun with your friends, another thing that they can do for you is
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