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How Successful Virtual Teams Collaborate

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[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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Redefining friction in a mobile-first world

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When reducing friction for users meant switching from a desktop computer to a laptop, the validity of that phrase wasn’t just obvious, it was inarguable. But what about now, when reducing friction ...
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When Data Hoarding Makes Sense - InformationWeek

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To hoard or not to hoard? EMC's Bill Schmarzo defends the practice of saving all the data you can, even when its value is uncertain.
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Proposal would require state's digital currency dealers to follow strict anti-money-laundering and consumer protection rules.
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Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
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New manned spacecraft will use a flight computer adapted from jetliners for deep space missions to the asteroids and Mars.
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Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses - InformationWeek

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Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
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Salesforce.com Gains Planning Via Host Analytics App - InformationWeek

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Tuesday Buzz: Another Side to James Garner

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A diversity expert points out acting legend James Garner's role in the civil rights movement. Also: Association management comes to Reddit (finally).
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Why physical security is essential to combating the ever present and growing threat to data centres

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Although recognised as important, the absolute criticality of the data centre is often underestimated and this is possibly due to its relative cost in comparison to other elements of the IT stack.
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RSA Adds Ability to Track Web Sessions in Real Time

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The latest version of RSA Web Threat Detection software allows IT to identify anomalous behavior indicative of a potential security threat.
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Beyond Niches: Tap Into This Psychological Driver to Create the Ultimate Message - Copyblogger

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Centro Hires Michael Bruns as Chief Financial Officer

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(ADOTAS) Chicago, IL – July 22, 2014 – Centro (www.centro.net), a provider of unified, enterprise-class software for digital advertising, today ...
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7 Landing Page Flaws That Kill Your Conversions [Infographic]

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Social Networks Bomb In Customer Satisfaction - InformationWeek

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User satisfaction with social networks remains low despite individual increases by Facebook and LinkedIn this year, according to a new report.
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Teradata Acquires Hadapt, Revelytix For Big Data Boost - InformationWeek

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Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch - InformationWeek

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Interop NY Keynotes Announced: Cisco, Box, CBS Interactive - InformationWeek

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Interop's keynote lineup for New York features IT leaders from Cisco, Box, and CBS Interactive, plus special guest Seth Meyers.
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Chamber of Digital Commerce Gives Bitcoin Fresh Lobbying Voice

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Complete with clever name, a new industry group for the Bitcoin space hopes to help push "smart regulation" in Washington.
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Veeam Embraces Microsoft System Operations Manager

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Veeam MP version 7 for Microsoft System Center marks the first time Veeam has been able to plug directly into the Microsoft management console.
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Many brands avoid embracing social media and online marketing because of the fear associated with risk to the brand. They think that if they avoid social media
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Want Greater Direct Mail Success? Use Big Data to Determine Your Ideal Target Audience

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Mobile Programmatic 101: The Potential (And Challenge) of Mobile

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By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about programmatic advertising, how it doing for the ad world what the automated assembly line ...
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