Distributed Team Collaboration in Organizations: Emerging Tools and Practices

  • 8h 36m
  • Kathy L. Milhauser (ed)
  • IGI Global
  • 2011

Distributed teams are becoming more common as organizations use new technologies to span across geographic boundaries.

Distributed Team Collaboration in Organizations: Emerging Tools and Practices summarizes the challenges inherent in leading distributed teams and explores practices that are emerging to optimize distributed team performance. Learning to form and sustain high-performing distributed teams with members in multiple locations, time zones, and with diverse cultural perspectives requires new approaches to collaboration. This book highlights the new skills needed for leadership, collaboration, and cooperation and can aid organizations in developing these skills in the workforce.

About the Author

Kathy L. Milhauser has a background in project management, Information Technology, and human resources management, having worked for over 20 years in product development, manufacturing, supply chain, and marketing for Fortune 500 companies, as well as in government and healthcare industries. She is currently the Director of Institutional Assessment at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, USA, and a member of the teaching faculty for the Oregon Master of Software Engineering at Portland State University. She holds an MA in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University, a PMP credential from the Project Management Institute, and is currently a doctoral candidate at George Fox University. Her research is focused on organizational culture in corporate and higher education settings. She has published book chapters and journal articles on the topics of organizational culture, leading change, project management, distributed teams, and online learning strategies, and also speaks at conferences and workshops on related topics.

In this Book

  • Distributed Team Collaboration in Organizations—Emerging Tools and Practices
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Globalization: History Repeats
  • The Evolution of Collaborative Work
  • Culture: Leadership Principles for Building Healthy and Productive Distributed Teams
  • Sustaining Organizational Culture in the Globally Distributed Environment
  • The Effect of Cultural Dimensions on the Development of Intra-Team Trust in Global Virtual Teams
  • Re-Examining Trust Development and Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Teams
  • Trust in Distributed Teams
  • Ethical Leadership as a Cross-Cultural Leadership Style
  • A Complex Systems Theory and Model of Distributed Team Development
  • Technology Stewardship for Distributed Project Teams
  • A Distributed Requirements Collaboration Process
  • Dimensions of Team Distribution within a Software Team
  • Inter-Organization Partnership and Collaborative Work Tools
  • Trends in Virtual Leadership: An Interview with Elliott Masie
  • Teaching Globally Distributed Software Development (DSD): A Distributed Team Model
  • New Approaches Needed to Support the Distributed Environment
  • Creating the Environment for High Performing Distributed Teams: Human Resource Strategies and Practices
  • Compilation of References