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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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When the Dust Settles OTT TV Could be Good for EveryoneVizWorld.com | VizWorld.com

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The Addison Group offers six tips on how employees should handle themselves at company parties.
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I had my third son 2 years ago and it came with complications. I chose to have the epidural, as I had with my previous births. This time something went
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Photos from Jordan, Bosnia, Ireland and China.
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Dropbox made its sync time even faster.
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When embarking on an application modernization project, it’s important to conduct an assessment before building and implementing a road map. Dell's Brandon Edenfield explains
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Although statistics show that academia has yet to hop on the social media bandwagon, some professors may be leading a change.
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My colleague Joe Wilcox is currently entrenched in an all-Microsoft lifestyle and I am enjoying reading about it. I too have been using Microsoft's products lately, including the wonderful Surface Pro 3 and Nokia Lumia Icon. The combination of that tablet and smartphone create quite the awesome experience.
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Author and sales expert Mike Schultz outlines the three levels of selling that differentiate those who make a sale and those who don't.
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Tibco upgrades LogLogic to support faster log data analytics

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Slain Google Executive's Yacht Is Already On Sale For Just $345,000

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The San Francisco Business That Tried To Evict A 98-Year-Old Woman Is Now Letting Her Live There For Free

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News of her eviction brought an onslaught of protest on Urban Green Investments, the real-estate investment seeking to resell her home.
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Salesforce Eliminates Newest Competitor In CRM Technology With $390 Million Purchase Of RelateIQ

Salesforce Eliminates Newest Competitor In CRM Technology With $390 Million Purchase Of RelateIQ | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
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Who owns farmers' big data?

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With sensors and data analytics systems making sense of how farm equipment functions, the benefits for manufacturers are clear — but not for farmers.
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Data and analytics try to limit damage from hurricanes

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Insurance carriers are consuming and voracious amounts of data, and using hurricane modeling, to predict and mitigate hurricane damage.
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