I just wanted to add my own point about multitasking after today's Virtual Distance Revisited webinar. I’ve recently rolled off being a project manager for a virtual team engaged in outsourcing…Continue
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…"
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…"
"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…"
"Thanks for the thoughtful response!
I think your research about multitasking vs. virtual distance is promising. I suggest that it may be necessary to invent a new term to help distinguish between having multiple assignments and actually…"
Thanks for the great discussion thread. Much has been written about multitasking but not enough about the stress it causes. On the webinar we talked a bit about the relationship between Virtual Distance and trust and…"
"I think our team had good survival instincts in establishing short term priorities on a day-to-day basis, but dealing with longer term issues often suffered as a result.
If I had asked team members whether they were multi-tasking, I think…"
"Hi Lawrence - Thanks for attending the webinar and for your thoughts above. It sounds like you and your team naturally had a sense for your overall goals which were to complete the projects on time and still maintain balance in your lives. It…"
I just wanted to add my own point about multitasking after today's Virtual Distance Revisited webinar. I’ve recently rolled off being a project manager for a virtual team engaged in outsourcing implementations and service delivery. I hosted literally hundreds of virtual meetings during that assignment. I know that many of the meeting attendees were multitasking during the meetings. I never saw it as a breach of etiquette. It was more a matter of their survival. They had so much work to do,…See More
"Hi Lawrence - 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…"
Hi Lawrence - Welcome to the Virtual Distance Institute! We are excited to have you as a charter member and we look forward to your active participation.
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