Barbara Ivey
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  • Fort Mill, SC
  • United States
  • Optimized Offices LLC
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Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence A. Mantrone Sep 9, 2011. 9 Replies

What about virtual work presents the greatest productivity challenges for you / your organization?I am preparing to moderate / participate in a Virtual Work Success panel for high growth…Continue

 

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Lawrence A. Mantrone replied to Barbara Ivey's discussion Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?
"Karen:   Thanks for your thoughtful reply.  I like the concept of creating a "super-culture". You put your finger on two key success factors for that approach: senior management support and selecting well-respected resources to…"
Sep 9, 2011
Karen Sobel Lojeski replied to Barbara Ivey's discussion Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?
"Dear Larry,   Thanks for sharing the details of your experience.  This issue is common among those who seek to improve the situation with Virtual Distance methods.  I personally do not believe that it's possible to…"
Sep 9, 2011
Lawrence A. Mantrone replied to Barbara Ivey's discussion Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?
"Barbara:   Recently, I worked on a software development project that required multiple teams to integrate their web sites with a portal site.  The portal site would be used to navigate to each of the component sites and also…"
Sep 9, 2011
Barbara Ivey replied to Barbara Ivey's discussion Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?
"Thanks for your reply, Lawrence. Great point - the difficulty of communication across organizational silos is multiplied in the virtual work context.   Can you share a situation that has been particularly challenging?   Best…"
Sep 9, 2011
Lawrence A. Mantrone replied to Barbara Ivey's discussion Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?
"I'd vote for "Being blind/deaf/mute in virtual meetings" and "Email jail" out of the items listed above.   I would also add that communication issues due to organizational silos have been a serious obstacle in my work…"
Sep 8, 2011
Barbara Ivey replied to Barbara Ivey's discussion Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?
"Neat that you used the term "invisible".  I am a Lean practictioner - we are all about identifying and elminating waste.  As I work with professionals in the modern workplace-including virtual professionals-I teach them to…"
Sep 7, 2011
Karen Sobel Lojeski replied to Barbara Ivey's discussion Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?
"Dear Barbara,   Thanks for the great question and follow-up.  Affinity distance is actually not that difficult to quantify.  I have an estimation guideline that can be used for this purpose or people could take a Virtual Distance…"
Sep 7, 2011
Barbara Ivey replied to Barbara Ivey's discussion Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?
"Karen, thanks for the reminder of the importance of Affinity Distance.    How do you respond to those who question Affinity Distance because it is difficult to quantify?      Best Regards,   Barbara…"
Sep 7, 2011
Karen Sobel Lojeski replied to Barbara Ivey's discussion Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?
"Dear Barbara,   Thanks for this post.  As you have found so far, there are many issues that come up.  I am currently working with a client who is going through frequent reorganizations, with people changing roles almost on a weekly or…"
Sep 7, 2011
Barbara Ivey posted a discussion

Productivity Challenges of Virtual Work?

What about virtual work presents the greatest productivity challenges for you / your organization?I am preparing to moderate / participate in a Virtual Work Success panel for high growth entrepreneurs for Big Council - Charlotte, NC  and would appreciate your input. So far, the list includes...Virtual Meeting start delaysBeing blind/deaf/mute in virtual meetingsEmail JailStaying on management's Rock-Star RadarKeeping up with team process…See More
Sep 7, 2011
Barbara Ivey left a comment for Karen Sobel Lojeski
"Thanks, Karen.  Glad to be part of this community working together on solutions to Virtual Distance."
May 10, 2011
Karen Sobel Lojeski left a comment for Barbara Ivey
"Dear Barbara,   Welcome to Virtual Distance Institute!  I understand that you had some initial problems getting started.  I also understand that these have been remedied.   I look forward to future collaborations.   Best…"
May 10, 2011
Community Director left a comment for Barbara Ivey
"Hi Barbara - Welcome to the Virtual Distance Institute! We are excited to have you as a charter member and we look forward to your active participation. Here are some things we encourage you to do to get engaged in the community. Check out our…"
May 10, 2011
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May 10, 2011

Profile Information

Company
Optimized Offices LLC
Industry
Professional Services
Title
President
Biography
As a Lean Process Improvement Consultant and a Professional Organizer, I work with individuals and teams on productivity challenges in the virtual workplace. Ten years of virtual work for Microsoft has informed my approach to catalyzing virtual team success through incremental, ongoing process improvement.
Total number of employees
1-10 Employees
Skills or areas of expertise you possess that could benefit your peers?
Learning, role and goal clarity, Project success
Areas you would like to improve or learn best practices from your peers?
Collaborative decision making, Nurturing environment with organizational citizenship behavior, Decision quality, Innovation, Effective leadership, Job satisfaction, Motivating team members, relationship building

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At 10:29am on May 10, 2011, Community Director said…

Hi Barbara - Welcome to the Virtual Distance Institute! We are excited to have you as a charter member and we look forward to your active participation.

Here are some things we encourage you to do to get engaged in the community. Check out our upcoming eventsand RSVP to the webinars you would like to attend. Our next webinar is on June 16th. Join the discussions in our Open Forum, add your own discussion threads on topics that most interest you, or ask Karen a question directly in the Ask Karen category.

Let me know if you have any questions. Regards, Lauren.

Lauren DeLong
Community Director
Virtual Distance Institute
207.752.7298

 

At 12:07pm on May 10, 2011, Karen Sobel Lojeski said…

Dear Barbara,

 

Welcome to Virtual Distance Institute!  I understand that you had some initial problems getting started.  I also understand that these have been remedied.

 

I look forward to future collaborations.

 

Best Regards,

Karen

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