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A REVIEW OF

By Alev Ates-BarlasOnline Learning Collaboration, 2009

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IN A NUTSHELL THE BOOK IS ABOUT…

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TO BE SPECIFIC

Personal story about working virtually A theory about how virtual world works List of best practices

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Our “one man” Terrence Brake,

10 years of experience in the virtual field

Regional president of TMA world

www.tmaworld.com

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THEORY

Cooperation Convergence Coordination Capability Communication Cultural Intelligence

The 6 Cs Framework

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COOPERATION

F2F meetings Transparent communication Establishing respect Display of enthusiasm

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CONVERGENCE

Working together Sharing a group purpose Sharing same set of priorities

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COORDINATION

Creating a system progress monitor Creating a responsibility map Creating small task teams Aligning work

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CAPABILITY

Using the skills of the individual team members to leverage the team’s capability

Conducting an informal capability audit Project management

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COMMUNICATION

Creating a formal communication plan Varying the technological tools to

communicate with each other Having one on one meetings

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CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE

Developing a virtual global workplace respectful of all members’ differences

Curiosity about one’s team member

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CHALLENGES

Isolation

Confusion

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TOOLS TO ATTACK!

Transparency

No more confusion!

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Cohesion

No more fragmentation!

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Engagement

No more isolation!

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KEY TAKE AWAYS

Observe the rule of 6 Cs Know how to fight the challenges of

isolation, fragmentation and confusion Embrace difference and diversity Have curiosity , humor and respect While at that have a look at the book for

a fun reading