What can we learn from conflict resolution that can help us build strong virtual communities, networks and teams?
Bioteaming:Why virtual teams need more than internet technology to succeed.
Thanks to Dinesh Tantri for pointing me to an interesting article on cnn.com way back in 1999 entitled "The organic enterprise thrives on your knowledge" which got me thinking about "organisational longevity". [Originally Published June 2005].
The million member virtual team? Does the internet and recent advances in virtual, social and mobile technologies make it possible for human teams to be effectively unlimited in scale and rival even the largest ant colonies in terms of collaborating members? [Originally Published June 2005].
In an article entitled “When Collaboration And Leadership Are More Important In Non-Profits Versus For-Profits” Steve Shu suggests three of the main failure areas in the ability of non-profits to successfully collaborate:
Science Daily, “Establishing Trust Online Is Critical For Online Communication Say NJIT Experts” reports the conclusions of a paper “Swift Trust in Virtual Teams".
UK government sets up organisation to promote “meeting without moving”.
The Virtual Collaboration Dream Team’ - blogs, wikis and RSS? ‘Blogs Build Business Appeal’, 1 June 2005, in Linuxworld Australia, suggests that blogs are evolving beyond ‘personal things’ to tools which could support collaborative working in virtual project teams.
Virtual team effectiveness is damaged by poor understanding and weak implementation.
Copy of Ken Thompson's Bioteams presentation (pdf) presented at the "Collaboration in Financial Services Conference" June 16, 2005, London