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The Leading Virtually Digest, April 25, 2008

What: Chief Learning Officer article on leading in the digital age. Posts to which it is related: Controls in Virtual Teams: The Case of Boeing, Culture Matters in Virtual Teams, Building Trust in Virtual Teams, Improving Virtual Team Leadership Using Technology Bottom line: The article reports results from a survey of 247 executives conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership… Read more →

Improving Virtual Team Leadership Using Technology

One of the benefits of virtual collaboration is that team members and leaders have a number of ways they can complete tasks, interact, and communicate. In this posting, I want to highlight this range of possibilities and draw from my own experience to demonstrate the broad range of leadership roles that can be accomplished virtually. I have a coaching and… Read more →

The Leading Virtually Digest, April 14, 2008

What: Journal article synthesizing research on effective virtual teams. Citation: Bergiel, B.J., Bergiel, E.B., & Balsmeier, P.W. (2008). Nature of virtual teams: A summary of their advantages and disadvantages. Management Research News, 31(2), 99-110. Post to which it is related: Virtual Teams – Beneficial or Detrimental?, Bottom line: This is a really nice overview article of the research about virtual… Read more →

The Leading Virtually Digest, April 8, 2008

What: The Scientist article on virtual collaboration among cancer researchers. Bottom line: This article is a little technical, but the part about a virtual collaboration tool is understandable even to someone outside the medical field. The author discusses the creation of an online platform, called as caBIG (pronounced see-a-big), that integrates data worldwide and provides tools for a virtual community… Read more →

The Mind Has a Body of Its Own

I have been thinking about what one can do in virtual team meetings conducted in virtual worlds to make participants feel and react as if they are face-to-face with other participants. Part of me says that this is an “ideal” that we may never reach. At the same time, I am aware of research (more) indicating that it is possible… Read more →