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…"
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…"
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…"
"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?
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
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…"
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
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.
"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…"
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
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
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
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