Mapping The Virtual Team Ecosystem

OVERVIEW It’s been calculated 1.3 billion people work remotely today. That’s about 17% of the world’s total population of 7+bn people. By 2020, it’s projected that one-third or more of the world’s labor force will work remotely. In the USA alone there will likely be about 100m remote workers. Virtual teaming is being used in practically every sector. As John …

Howard Esbin, PhDMapping The Virtual Team Ecosystem

PowerPoint: Creativity & Games

Overview: Over 500 million people use PowerPoint, including 6 million teachers. This Microosft product garners 95% of the presentation software market. However, a great many users dislike using PowerPoint; hence popular expressions like ‘Death by PowerPoint’ and ‘PowerPoint Hell’. However, this is unfair. The critics confuse generally boring content and poor design with the medium itself. This is like blaming canvas for …

Howard Esbin, PhDPowerPoint: Creativity & Games

Why Visual Thinking Trumps Documents & Spreadsheets

By: Cynthia Owens, Senior Consultant From: XPLANE xBlog Date: May 22, 2014 “We need this.” “This” is visual thinking and the “we” are professors from the top MBA programs around the world at the annual meeting for the Production and Operations Management Society earlier this month. Tucked into the challenging post-lunch slot, after papers on supply chain and before presentations …

Howard Esbin, PhDWhy Visual Thinking Trumps Documents & Spreadsheets

Mapping Virtual Team Use Across Sectors

Introduction Five broad spheres of activity have been identified that make use of virtual teams: Business/Industry, Education, Military, Healthcare, and Non Profit Voluntary Organizations. All basically share the same fundamental challenges and opportunities associated with virtual teaming generally. That is, how can ostensible virtual strangers become high functioning collaborators without ever meeting face-to-face? Business / Industry The Business-to-Business channel has three sub …

Howard Esbin, PhDMapping Virtual Team Use Across Sectors