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Distributed Team Collaboration in Organizations

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERM DISTRIBUTED TEAM?
    2. WHY IS THIS TOPIC IMPORTANT?
    3. PURPOSE AND POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THIS BOOK
    4. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: The Setting
    1. Chapter 1: Globalization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: GLOBALIZATION FORCES
      4. INTERACTION OF GLOBALIZATION FORCES: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
      5. WHY GLOBALIZE?
      6. GLOBALIZATION STRATEGY IS A STARTING POINT
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: The Evolution of Collaborative Work
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. THE BEGINNING
      4. COLLABORATING WORK FOR FOOD AND PROFIT
      5. THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVES OF COLLABORATION
      6. HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF COLLABORATIVE WORK
      7. BEYOND THE CLASSICAL THEORY OF ORGANIZED WORK
      8. BUILDING THE MODERN WORKPLACE
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Culture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CULTURAL LEADERSHIP FOR DISTRIBUTED TEAMS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Theory and Research
    1. Chapter 4: Sustaining Organizational Culture in the Globally Distributed Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH FOCUS
      5. FINDINGS
      6. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAM STORY
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: The Effect of Cultural Dimensions on the Development of Intra-Team Trust in Global Virtual Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTRA-TEAM TRUST IN GLOBAL VIRTUAL TEAMS
      5. CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF GLOBAL VIRTUAL TEAMS
      6. CONCLUSION: LEADERSHIP CONSIDERATIONS FOR GLOBAL VIRTUAL TEAMS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 6: Re-Examining Trust Development and Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AN INTEGRATIVE PROCESS MODEL OF TRUST AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN VIRTUAL TEAMS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 7: Trust in Distributed Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND - TRUST IN A PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT
      4. INCONGRUENT TEAMS
      5. AGITATORS TO BUILDING TRUSTING TEAM RELATIONSHIPS
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BUILDING TRUST
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 8: Ethical Leadership as a Cross-Cultural Leadership Style
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. Appendix
    6. Chapter 9: A Complex Systems Theory and Model of Distributed Team Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. UNDERSTANDING THE SCHEMA PHENOMENON
      5. THE THEORY OF HUMBERTO MATURANA AND FRANCISCO VARELA
      6. A COMPLEX SYSTEMS BASED MODEL OF DISTRIBUTED TEAM DEVELOPMENT
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Emerging Tools and Practices
    1. Chapter 10: Technology Stewardship for Distributed Project Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROJECT TEAMS AND COMMUNITIES
      5. A NEW FUNCTION AND ROLE ON PROJECT TEAMS
      6. TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION AS A PROJECT PRACTICE
      7. ONE PLATFORM: SKYPE™ FOR DISTRIBUTED COMMUNITIES AND PROJECT TEAMS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: A Distributed Requirements Collaboration Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISTRIBUTED REQUIREMENTS COLLABORATION
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Dimensions of Team Distribution within a Software Team
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOFTWARE TEAM’S DISTRIBUTED DIMENSIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Inter-Organization Partnership and Collaborative Work Tools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN USE
      5. INTEGRATED WORK TEAMS
      6. SUCCESS FACTORS AND LESSONS LEARNED
      7. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow
    1. Chapter 14: Trends in Virtual Leadership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. WHO IS ELIOTT MASIE?
      3. ELLIIOTT MASIE INTERVIEW
    2. Chapter 15: Teaching Globally Distributed Software Development (DSD)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TOWARD A COMMUNITY-BASED COLLABORATIVE TEACHING MODEL
      5. LOWERING THE ADOPTION BARRIERS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 16: New Approaches Needed to Support the Distributed Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. KEY ISSUES FOR DISTRIBUTED TEAMS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 17: Creating the Environment for High Performing Distributed Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHOD AND DESIGN
      5. RESEARCH SAMPLING
      6. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH FINDINGS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors