Show #6: Working Together While Apart (Virtual Teams)

August 17, 2006 by  

This week we discuss strategies, technologies, and trends for virtual teams and remote collaboration. Thanks to Jim McNeill for joining us as our guests on the show.

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Show # 6: Working Together While Apart

The increase in outsourcing and advances in communication technology have both forced and allowed many organizations to explore virtual teamwork; while new to some, freelancers and artists are accustomed to working this way. Joined by artist and freelance graphic designer Jim McNeill, we discuss the challenges and benefits of virtual teams and collaborating across distance.

Here’s what we covered:

Other Resources (including some things we mentioned in our Top 5 Virtual Team Tips):

  • Online Virtual Offices and Shared Workplaces:

    • Webex Weboffice – One of the best web based virtual offices and the one we use to keep everyone on the same page.
    • Yahoo Groups – Looking for a free alternative? While not nearly as full featured as the Webex solution Yahoo groups are another way to keep your group or team connected.
  • Free Conference Call Services:
    (for real time discussions, meetings, and brainstorming)

  • Ze Frank on communicating via email – the always irreverant zefrank with a lesson on email communication

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