The Handbook of High Performance Virtual Teams A Toolkit for Collaborating Across Boundaries

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-28
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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The Handbook of High-Performance Virtual Teams is an essential resource for leaders, virtual team members, and work group leaders. The editors provide a proved framework based on five principles for working collaboratively across boundaries of time, space, and culture. Written by experts in the field, the contributors offer practical suggestions and tools for virtual team who need to assess their current level of effectiveness and develop strategies for improvement. This important resource also contains an array of illustrative cases as well as practical tools for designing, implementing, and maintaining effective virtual work.

Author Biography

Jill Nemiro is an associate professor in the Psychology and Sociology Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an adjunct professor in the Human Resources Design Master's Program at Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of Creativity in Virtual Teams from Pfeiffer.

Michael Beyerlein is head of the Department of Leadership and Supervision at Purdue University. He has authored or edited nineteen books including Guiding the Journey to Collaborative Work Systems.

Lori Bradley is executive director of Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Management and Leadership Development for Wyeth, a Fortune 200 global pharmaceutical company.

Susan Beyerlein isresearch associate with the Center for Collaborative Organizations at the University of North Texas. She is the co-editor of eleven previous books.

Table of Contents

The Challenges of Virtual Teaming
Principles of High Performance Virtual Teams
Work Collaboratively
A Framework for Working Across Boundaries
Design Principles for Successful Virtual Teams
Build a Collaborative Culture
The Three-Fold Path of Expanding Emotional Bandwidth in Virtual Teams
Getting Virtual Teams Right the First Time: Keys to successful collaboration in the virtual world
Sensemaking to Create High Performing Virtual Teams
Trust Building Online
Lead Collaboratively
Transformational Leadership Attributes for Virtual Team Leaders
Going Beyond Leadership Style
Leading Virtual Teams
Designing High Performance Virtual Teams
Setting up Your Collaborative Team
Team Composition and Member Selection
Generational Differences in Virtual Teams
Assessing Training Needs for Virtual Team Collaboration
Design Concepts for Virtual Work Systems
Working on your Collaborative Team
The Technology That Supports Virtual Team Collaboration
Training for Virtual Collaboration: Beyond Technology CompetenciesArie BaanBaan, Arie
Combating Confusion
Problem Solving in Virtual TeamsDavid BragaBraga, DavidSteve JonesJones, Steve
Correcting Chronic Decision-Making Problems Through Effective Collaboration
Tools and Assessments for Collaboration
Tools for Effective Virtual Team Start-ups
Tools for Effective Virtual Team Meetings
("Etiquette:" What Is the Etiquette of Virtual Teams?
Creativity Techniques for Virtual Teams
Using Assessments to Predict Successful Virtual Team Collaboration Performance
Building the Business Case to Your Executives for Virtual Teams
Case Studies
Virtual Teams in Medical Care Delivery
Distributed Work
Virtual Collaboration in a Matrix Organization
Knowledge Transfer and Learning on Virtual Design Teams
Collaboration in the Real World: Virtual Team Key Take-Away Principles That Work
Afterword-The V
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