Communication Is Key: Do You Have A Plan?

Today, most employees do not work in the same building at the same time each day. Thanks to a variety of tools and technology, and the strong desire for work/life balance, formal or informal distributed teams are now the norm. Congested traffic has created long commutes – even if employees don’t live far away! Technology[…]

Improving Collaboration Within Virtual Teams

There are many opinions and perceptions about collaborating remotely or within a virtual team. Many assume that collaboration decreases as the geographic distance between team members increases. But is there any truth to this? Do virtual teams have it harder than teams that are co-located? The answer is yes. Research has shown that virtual teams[…]

A Larger Vision for Knowledge Sharing

One of the most powerful changes impacting the workplace today is the increasing use of enterprise collaboration tools and the unique ways it’s fostering innovation, building communities, encouraging authentic dialogue, introducing business efficiencies and fueling learning and development. With rapidly evolving technology, many organizations are feeling the pressure to develop a comprehensive approach to enterprise[…]

The Gravitational Pull of Enterprise Collaboration

I attended the Enterprise 2.0 Conference this past week in Boston. My interest in the evolution of collaborative tools is longstanding, reaches back to managing distributed teams and the variety of tools I’ve used to facilitate virtual work. The ability to harness technology in a way to produce work more efficiently has been evolving quickly, and ways[…]