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Group predominantly interacts in a face-to-face manner as well as electronically, there are some virtual aspects but that is not the typical experience between team members.
Group interacts electronically as its primary means of communicating, sharing information and collaborating. Face-to-face interactions occur on a semi-regular basis; however, direct personal interaction is not the primary method of working together.
The group rarely, if ever, interacts in a face-to-face manner.
Community structures can also vary based on the nature of the relationships (e.g., its “social DNA”)
A virtual group without the strong bonds associated with teams but identifies itself as standing body with sustained interaction regarding some collection of shared goals, objectives, activities, affinities or practices
Community of Interest (CoI)
Similar to “online community” except the members (diverse in terms of individual backgrounds) are more focused on a particular interest area
Community of Practice (CoP)
Similar to “online community” except the members (typically sharing a common background) are more focused on exchanging information, methods and expertise specific to that common “practice” area
Relationships span far beyond “routes, roles and rules”
Self-Organized Community Based On Social Network Relationships Borderless Participation Tags/Bookmarks Blogs & Wikis Contributes To Wiki Contributes To Wiki Subscribes To Blog Subscribes To Blog Subscribes To Tags Account Mgr. Marketing Lead Service Rep Field Tech Lead Engineer Design Engineer Program Manager Engineering Manager
Example: alternative ways for ex-staff to contribute to ongoing work
Example: people sharing experiences (questions, recommendations)
Example: expertise location and relationship contacts (e.g., “does anyone know someone who knows…”)
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