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

  • 13h 12m
  • Jill Nemiro, Lori Bradley, Michael Beyerlein, Susan Beyerlein (eds)
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2008

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.

About the Editors

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

In this Book

  • Web Ancillaries
  • The Challenges of Virtual Teaming
  • A Framework for Working across Boundaries
  • Design Principles for Successful Virtual Teams
  • 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—Virtual Collaboration and the Development of Trust
  • Transformational Leadership Attributes for Virtual Team Leaders
  • Going beyond Leadership Style—When and How Do We Lead Change?
  • Leading Virtual Teams—Potential Problems and Simple Solutions
  • Team Composition and Member Selection—Optimizing Teams for Virtual Collaboration
  • Generational Differences in Virtual Teams
  • Assessing Training Needs for Virtual Team Collaboration
  • Design Concepts for Virtual Work Systems
  • The Technology That Supports Virtual Team Collaboration
  • Training for Virtual Collaboration—Beyond Technology Competencies
  • Combating Confusion—Virtual Teams That Cross Borders
  • Problem Solving in Virtual Teams
  • Correcting Chronic Decision-Making Problems through Effective Collaboration
  • Tools for Effective Virtual Team Start-Ups
  • Tools for Effective Virtual Team Meetings
  • VEtiquette—What is the Etiquette of Virtual Teams?
  • Creativity Techniques for Virtual Teams
  • Using Assessments to Predict Successful Virtual Collaboration Performance
  • Building the Business Case to Executives for Virtual Teams
  • Virtual Teams in Medical Care Delivery
  • Distributed Work—Using Data to Drive Business-Focused Decision Making
  • 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
  • The Virtual, Networked Organization—How One Company Became Transparent