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Resources on leading virtual teams

  • 1.  Resources on leading virtual teams

    Posted 12 days ago
    Several of the courses across our school, which have shifted to an online-only format, revolve around team-based projects. I created a short video (available on YouTube) to help students that are transitioning to a virtual mode of collaboration:


    I also am directing students to these HBR articles:



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    Andrew Knight
    Professor of Organizational Behavior
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal
    http://apknight.org
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  • 2.  RE: Resources on leading virtual teams

    Posted 12 days ago
    Adding a response to a question I received via email so that the community can see the response in the Discussion threads:

    Here's how I made the video:
    1. Record the video using QuickTime, which is free, and a webcam. Alternatively, you can use your cellphone to record the video.
    2. I have a green sheet that is behind me and am lighting it with a cheap ring light. This allows removing the background from the video.
    3. For audio, I'm just using a cheap clip-on lav mic that I bought on Amazon.
    4. Edit the video using Camtasia. I have an old version (Camtasia 3) that I picked up when there was a 59.00 deal on it. Camtasia enables adding effects (e.g., getting rid of the background), inserting annotations (e.g., the text in the video), and much more (e.g., screencasting) in a multi-track framework.

    Hope this helps!
    Andrew

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    Andrew Knight
    Professor of Organizational Behavior
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal
    http://apknight.org
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  • 3.  RE: Resources on leading virtual teams

    Posted 12 days ago
    The following article provides practical strategies for communication in virtual teams that student teams should find helpful.

    Five Ways to Improve Communication in Virtual Teams

    Sharon Hill, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Management

    George Washington University School of Business
    http://business.gwu.edu/profiles/n-sharon-hill/