Sorry if this seems disjointed. I am in the process of developing this idea which is combining elements of Virtual Distance, the Communication Process and the Targowski-Bowman model.As such I am more…Continue
"Interesting combination of concepts.
When people use a lean media that is text-based, it usually takes longer to develop trust. Yet the e-mail is a more formal form of CMC than other text based forms of CMC like the SMS or IM…"
Thanks for the post! I am just back from vacation and trying to catch up on communications.
I think that the issue you pose is very interesting and important - when and how does social distance play a role and through…"
Sorry if this seems disjointed. I am in the process of developing this idea which is combining elements of Virtual Distance, the Communication Process and the Targowski-Bowman model.As such I am more than open to input from others. Social distance, a component of Virtual Distance, is perceptual. I perceive differences in social standing, wealth, etc. Some elements are difficult to perceive across computer-mediated communications (CMC). If my contact with others in this group is only via blogs,…See More
You don't have to wear makeup while shopping on the internet? Boy do I feel foolish now. . . Oh, Wait, I do not wear makeup anyway. . . :)
My 'family' is located all over the US, so we rarely get…"
"I thik we agree that managers and loeaders have different tasks. However, one person can hold both roles.
The platoon 'leader' does have disruptive impact on the unit. Obviously, during combat, taking the hill is very disruptive.…"
"I see a number of issues with the concept of emotional spell-check.
While I do appreciate the use of spellcheck, the failing are on occasion frustrating. If I am using MS Word or sending e-mail, the application will check my spellling. However, this…"
"Looking at the list KSL (I hope you do not mind shrtening to initials) provided:
2. Motivating - That requires communication. (FYI communications is a hot button for me.) As an infantryman, we would NEVER send a solder out alone even on a…"
"You speak and write as if the leader and the middle manager are two different individuals. I beleive we need to abolish this fragmentation of roles. I use as an example the Infantry Platoon Leader. While obviously a leader at a low level in the…"
"Hi Kevin - 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…"
Mar 17, 2011
Kevin Wood is now a member of Virtual Distance Institute
The second of 5 Children. I grew up in Central New York. After servicng in the military, I began working with computers. As a consultant, I assist organizations meet network, messaging and archiving challenges.
I have a maters in Management and am working on my Doctorate in Operations Management.
Total number of employees
Skills or areas of expertise you possess that could benefit your peers?
Collaborative decision making, Project success, Effective leadership, Motivating team members, relationship building
Areas you would like to improve or learn best practices from your peers?
Learning, Collaborative decision making, Developing trust, role and goal clarity, Nurturing environment with organizational citizenship behavior, Innovation
Hi Kevin - 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 events and RSVP to the webinars you would like to attend. 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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