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Ef1658en. Facebook (FB) has signed up Singapore's entire 143,000-employee civil service to its Workplace chat platform — Quartz. As Donald Trump lunches with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, reportedly to talk about the future of global trade, it’s worth assessing whether or not the new US president will really attempt to renegotiate an important trade pact closer to home: the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Canada, and Mexico. NAFTA, since it already governs a significant share of economic activity, matters much more than Trump’s decision to officially pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a not-yet-sealed deal that looked unlikely to come into force regardless of who won the US election. But shaking up NAFTA would have real effects on existing business—which is why Trump will likely prefer cosmetic changes to it over doing anything meaningful.

Trump has talked tough, against Mexico specifically, about renegotiating NAFTA. But there’s plenty of reason to believe that Trump will bow to special-interest concerns supporting the pact as is. Hmm. Exhibit B: The about-face on Medicare. Enhancing Innovation through Virtual Proximity | TIM Review. Introduction Ever since Samuel Morse tapped out “What hath God wrought?” On his telegraph to send the first electronic message (Howe, 2007), and with the release of every information communications technology since, there have been pundits who have proclaimed the "death of distance"(e.g., Bowersox and Calantone, 1998; Cairncross, 1997; Evans and Harrigan, 2005). But, to paraphrase another nineteenth century luminary, Mark Twain, the reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Distance is still alive and well and creating havoc for those of us who practice or study innovation.

Even though we can tap out a text, send an email, make a phone call, or share in a video conference, part of the message is lost if we are not sharing the same physical location with the people on our innovation team. Just moving the location of a key person or resource a few metres can dramatically drop the level of interaction and therefore amount of innovation an organization will produce (Allen, 2007). 18F’s best practices for making distributed teams work. Tagged / how we work / communication tools and practices / collaboration tools / by Melody Kramer and Michelle Hertzfeld 18F employees live all over the country. We work out of homes in Dayton and Tucson, St. Louis and Chapel Hill — and in federal buildings in San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. That means many of our project teams are also made up of distributed employees working all over the country. Because we work on distributed teams so frequently, we've developed certain strategies for working well as a collaborative operation.

We have a “remote first” mindset. We borrowed the term “remote first” from a presentation by GitHub’s Steve Smith, another company with many distributed teams. Proactively communicate. We have a five-hour overlap in our workdays. With people on both coasts, 18F operates from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Part of the 18F team at the weekly all-hands meeting. We share our screens frequently. Have a question for a coworker? Some of us shift our time zones. A Conference Call in Real Life.

Wie räumliche Distanz die Kommunikation beeinflusst. Kollaboration: Wer weiter weg sitzt, kommuniziert weniger mit den Kollegen. Dieser Zusammenhang gilt auch für E-Mails. Von Ben Waber, Jenniver Magnolfi und Greg Lindsy Agnes Elisabeth Szucs/Getty Images Thomas J. Anders als in den 70er Jahren ist das Büro aber nicht mehr nur ein physischer Ort. Harvard Business Manager Die Allen-Kurve gilt auch für digitale Kommunikation Aber das stimmt nicht. Die Erkenntnisse der Autoren zeigen, wie wichtig es ist, darüber nachzudenken, wie sich die Gestaltung von Büros auf die Zusammenarbeit auswirkt. Der Wert der Gestaltung HBM-Beitrag als PDF, 10 Seiten Zur Leseprobe Zu den Autoren Ben Waber ist President und CEO der Bostoner Managementberatung Sociometric Solutions und Gastwissenschaftler am MIT Media Lab. Jenniver Magnolfi ist F&E-Beraterin, die sich mit flexiblen, programmierbaren Lebensräumen und mit der Integration von Coworking in Hightecharbeitsumgebungen beschäftigt.

Diskussionsregeln. Karrieresprung: Arbeiten in virtuellen Teams. Ein Teamkollege sitzt in Indien, der andere in Deutschland, der dritte in den Vereinigten Staaten. Ob Softwareunternehmen, Firmen der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie oder Automobilfirmen - virtuelle Teams sind längst nicht mehr wegzudenken. Die Zusammenarbeit über elektronische Medien fordert vor allem die sozialen Kompetenzen der Teammitglieder. Ohne gegenseitige Motivation funktioniert gar nichts, so Guido Hertel, Professor für Arbeits- Betriebs- und Organisationspsychologie an der Universität Würzburg im Interview mit FAZ.NET. Erhöhte Wachsamkeit ist vom Leiter des Teams gefordert. Herr Hertel, wo ist ein virtueller Teamarbeiter mehr oder anders gefordert als der Mitarbeiter in einem klassischen Team? Mehr zum Thema Virtuelle Teams unterscheiden sich nicht grundsätzlich von traditioneller Gruppenarbeit sondern eher graduell.

Spielen diese bei der Auswahl der Teammitglieder tatsächlich eine Rolle? Wie sehen diese aus? Was bedeutet das für das Teammanagement? Cisco’s John Chambers on the digital era. How significant is the digital era? It’s the biggest technology transition in history, according to Cisco’s executive chairman—and requires a proportional response from companies. When John Chambers became chief executive officer of Cisco Systems in 1995, the world had barely entered the modern information age. About 18 million American homes were online, but only 3 percent of users had signed onto the World Wide Web. had just started, calling itself “Earth’s biggest bookstore.” And President Bill Clinton’s White House had only a year earlier gone online. By the time Chambers stepped down as Cisco’s CEO last year, to become executive chairman, the information age had fundamentally transformed almost every aspect of society.

Interview transcript If you’re a leader in today’s world, whether you’re a government leader or a business leader, you have to focus on the fact that this is the biggest technology transition ever. But it will also result in tremendous disruption. Screenhero | Screen sharing for collaboration in teams. How I found my ideal lifestyle through working remotely.

I found my ideal lifestyle by working remotely At the start of 2014, I decided I need to make some changes in my life. I was working in an office in one of the coolest startups in Cape Town. I have worked in an office pretty much all of my career. I was also commuting to work and back, taking about an hour and a half of my day. Commuting has always been part of work for me too. I have a beautiful family; my wife who works from home and away on weekends shooting as a wedding photographer, my four year old son and my my baby daughter, who had just been born.

I live in a far flung suburb of Cape Town, Muizenberg which is a famous and well known surf spot. I loved my job, but after three years at the company, I felt a need to explore something new. The daily grind I would leave the house early in the morning to rush to work. There were lots of days where I would leave for work in the morning, driving past the ocean, spotting amazing waves that I wished I could surf, but knowing I can’t.