By James L. Creighton
Pcs are significantly altering the way in which we meet, the best way we collaborate, they means we speak with one another. This step forward publication takes a glance at how state of the art machine applied sciences are remodeling our notion of what "meeting" is. additionally, CyberMeeting is helping businesspeople steer clear of the thousands of greenbacks that may be wasted while new "collaborative know-how" is brought with no cautious attention of the tradition of an organization. it is a advisor to which applied sciences can be found, so as to quickly be to be had, and all of the humans, company tradition, and verbal exchange concerns to contemplate. The e-book unearths applied sciences similar to: ** software program that schedules the conferences (for 2 people...or 20) ** own desktops with video cameras (for preserving conferences with an individual, correct from the computer) ** groupware that simplifies simultaneous paintings on a venture ** assembly facilities with complete digital aid, together with "working partitions" that list info from many assets: literal writing at the wall, digital slates, distant pcs, even voice command ** concepts for broadcasting reside reviews to stakeholders on a meeting's development and judgements made ** amenities that inspire and take complete benefit of these casual conferences (where the easiest principles usually happen). For managers, assembly planners, or info technologists CyberMeeting indicates how you can plan for the close to destiny and deal with the transition to cyber collaboration.
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For sharing insights into his research on collaborative technology for a consortium of high-tech firms; Ann Bamesberger, of Sun Microsystems, for sharing her research on the impact of facilities upon productivity; J. S. S. Department of Labor Skunkworks, and for his unflagging support of the Skunkworks in the face of budget cuts and bureaucratic inertia. Special thanks go to Laurie Harper of Sebastian Literary Agency, who stuck with us through thick and thin, providing warm support and thoughtful suggestions.
Just for a start, the most common type of meeting is also the most frustrating. Research and practical experience show that most people hate staff meetings and most people feel they are essential. They are often seen as the least efficient meetings, plagued with politics and the need to massage the boss's ego, and encumbered by the need of key lieutenants to make points with the boss. But nobody seems to know how to do without them. Everybody seems to know that large amounts of time are wasted, yet something seems to be taking place during that time that people want and need if they are going to identify with the team.
Printing number 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v To my mother, Helen Creighton, who fostered a deep love for books and reading and To my wife, Lucy Adams, in grateful appreciation for her unflagging encouragement and support Page vii Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii 1 Cybermeetings 1 2 Meeting Meltdown 14 3 The Collaboration System of the Organization 22 4 Collaborative Technology and Corporate Culture 33 5 Meeting Technology 46 6 Meeting Process 70 7 Facility Innovations 93 8 Deciding Which Collaborative Innovations to Use 108 9 Developing a Business Rationale for Collaborative Technology 128 10 Introducing Collaborative Technology in Large Organizations 146 11 Collaboration Management 164 12 Fears About Collaborative Technology 173 13 Glimpses of the Future 181 14 You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet 224 Index 227 Page ix Preface Over the next decade organizations will spend billions connecting their employees through technology that will permit collaboration and electronic participation in meetings.
CyberMeeting: How to Link People and Technology in Your Organization by James L. Creighton