Virtual Teams spreading but not tipping yet - new research
The survey concluded that "40% of respondents (Fortune 500 organizations) indicated that more than 40% of their employees work in virtual teams".
Whilst this shows that virtual teams are spreading it is hardly a ringing endorsement of virtual collaboration.
To read the report Virtual Teams, Virtual Work Environments in the Post-Recession Era, from Brandman University
So what other factors need to line up before we reach a Tipping Point for virtual teams? Perhaps growing virtual team support for the mobile/smart phone? See Bioteams, collaboration and the Mobile Cloud
About Ken ThompsonKen Thompson delivers keynote conference speeches, workshop facilitation and in-house consultancy in four key business areas:
- Creating High Performing Teams in enterprises including Virtual and Mobile Teams (based on the Bioteams Book)
- Establishing effective Collaborative Business Networks enabling companies to co-operate effectively in areas such as sales and product development (based on the book - The Networked Enterprise)
- How to use the latest social media technologies including blogging and online communities to promote enterprises, brand, organisation or event
- Development of graphical on-line interactive Business Dashboards and What-if Simulators for organisations to support Performance Improvement, Strategy Development and Executive Team Development.
Bioteams Books Reviews
Belbin sees Bioteams as the next step. Dr R Meredith Belbin, regarded as the father of "team-role" theory and one of the worlds foremost experts on teams predicts that we will evolve into bioteam forms. In his book "The Coming Shape of Organisation" Belbin picks out five observations human teams need to learn from "a diminutive masterclass" of social insects such as bees, ants and termites.