Virtual Teams and Communities Training Manual

As a festive treat I am making available, totally free to Bioteams readers, my Virtual Teams and Communities Training Manual (155 pages) which I have used on a number of occasions as a comprehensive full-day workshop on this very important topic.


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To access:

Ken Thompson's Virtual Teams and Communities Training Manual as a Google Docs Presentation

TRAINING MANUAL CONTENTS

  1. The Business Rationale and Context for Virtual Teams

  2. Evolution of an effective virtual team

  3. The Key Elements of Virtual Collaboration

  4. How to engage a new Virtual Community or Team

  5. Roles & Levels of Team/Community Membership

  6. The Role of Technology in Teams

  7. The need for Change Management in Teams

  8. "Focusing" a virtual team

  9. Managing conflicting business cultures in teams/communities

  10. Virtual Team Working Practices

  11. Collaborative Document Development

  12. Tools for Virtual Teams

  13. Brainstorming in Virtual Teams

  14. Reference Material

  15. Virtual Technology Case Studies

You may use any or all of it freely as long as you credit it appropriately. If you just use individual sections you must also credit any external source material referenced.



About Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities, virtual teams and management simulation and has published two landmark books:

Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs

The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks

Ken writes the highly popular bioteams blog which has over 500 articles on all aspects of bioteams (aka organizational biomimicry) - in other words how human groups can learn from nature's best teams.

Ken is also founder of an exciting European technology company Swarmteams which provides unique patent-pending bioteaming technologies for all shapes and sizes of groups, social networks, business clusters, virtual/mobile communities and enterprises. Swarmteams enables groups to be more responsive and agile by fully integrating their mobile phones and the web with bioteam working techniques.

The latest Swarmteams implementation is SwarmTribes which helps social object owners (e.g. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g. Volunteering, Environmental, Public Health) to form unique collaborations with their fans/supporters for mutual benefit.


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