Virtual Collaboration

655 views

Published on

Class assignment - virtual collaboration

Published in: Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
655
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
11
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
11
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Virtual Collaboration

  1. 1. The Importance of Learning Virtual Collaboration MB351 June 23, 2008
  2. 2. Disadvantages of Non-Virtual Mediums <ul><li>Face-to-Face </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive (traveling costs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time-consuming (wasteful: off topic conversations; travel time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling difficulty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail overload; threads get lost or hard to navigate and follow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Misinterpretations are common </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responses are not instantaneous </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conference Call </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content only persists for duration of call </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up communication is necessary (additional calls; conference reports) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time-consuming; scheduling difficulty </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Dana’s slide <ul><li>Bullet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub bullet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub bullet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bullet </li></ul>
  4. 4. Virtual Collaboration Equals Efficiency <ul><li>Fast & Easy way to deliver knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offers ability to train employees to adapt more quickly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Important in rapid changing environments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seemingly limitless </li></ul>
  5. 5. Healthy, Flexible Workgroups <ul><li>Virtual collaboration removes many of the hidden agendas that exist in face-to-face meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No power plays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More equal participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employees who miss a meeting due to family emergency can still participate via work-from-home </li></ul><ul><li>Employees able to multitask can be more productive during work sessions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jackie’s slide <ul><li>Bullet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub bullet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub bullet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bullet </li></ul>
  7. 7. Virtual Collaboration Encourages Idea Sharing <ul><li>Hierarchical tension may arise in group meetings. The more indirect, impersonal nature of virtual collaboration flattens the power structure, allowing new recruits to communicate their ideas directly with everyone, including upper management. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants in group meetings are often reluctant to bring up genuinely good ideas for fear of being scrutinized. The impersonal nature of virtual collaboration encourages the sharing of good ideas that may otherwise be forgotten and lost. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Importance of Learning Virtual Collaboration MB351 June 23, 2008

×