Corpus ID: 46295664

Best Practices in Facilitating Virtual Meetings: Some Notes from Initial Experiences

  title={Best Practices in Facilitating Virtual Meetings: Some Notes from Initial Experiences},
  author={Daniel D. Mittleman and Robert O. Briggs and Jay F. Nunamaker},
Facilitating virtual teams—teams separated by time or distance—is a practice only recently developed. With new collaboration technologies, it is now possible to lead projects where team members collaborate using only technology links for communication. As these technologies are new, little information exists to guide facilitators as to best practices for conducting virtual facilitation. This article describes virtual facilitation environments and reports on lessons learned from one set of… Expand
Acquiring professional skills: Virtual facilitator as model for team communication
This quasi-experimental study explores whether students exposed to virtual facilitator software are more likely to model communication techniques displayed by thevirtual facilitator, a process that encourages information sharing and clear communication. Expand
A Modular Approach to Teaching and Learning of Virtual Collaboration
The research addresses this need by developing modules for teaching and learning of virtual collaboration based on underlying theory in this field and have practical application in education and training. Expand
A grounded theory approach to effects of virtual facilitation on team communication and the development of professional skills
A grounded theory study into the effects of virtual facilitation on team communication, a critical professional skill for engineering students, and communication differences between control and treatment groups is explored. Expand
Towards an integrated approach for leading and managing transcultural virtual teams
Many industries have observed the rise of Virtual Teams (VTs) as highly productive team structures taking advantage of members scattered around the globe while being able to accomplish assigned tasksExpand
Global virtual engineering teams (GVETs): A fertile ground for research in Australian construction p
Implementation of global virtual engineering teams (GVETs) commenced since at least two decades ago, but construction has been behind other industries in terms of harnessing this new paradigm.Expand
Getting with the times: a narrative review of the literature on group decision making in virtual environments and implications for promotions committees
The literature on decision making in virtual teams is summarized, ways to improve the effectiveness of virtual teams are discussed, and their implications for practice are explored to address issues and maximize the outcomes of virtual promotions meetings. Expand
A Proposal of Toolkit for GDSS Facilitators
This paper proposes in this paper a toolkit for GDSS facilitators that is integrated in the proposed architecture for distributed G DSS and is based on a model of the decision making processes. Expand
Establishing On-Line Corporate Training in Distributed, Synchronous eCollaboration: A Field Study
The reported experiences illustrate several challenges to establish corporate on-line training of eCollaboration: promotion of awareness of the benefits of learning e Collaboration, management of varying pre-skills of employees participating in distributed and synchronous eColl Collaboration, lack of common conventions for selecting and using tools for particular organizational eColl collaboration scenarios. Expand
How Shifting from In-Person to Virtual-Only Shareholder Meetings Affects Shareholders’ Voice
Shareholder meetings are one of the only opportunities for most investors to interact directly with management. Due to COVID-19, however, shareholder meetings have moved to a virtual format. AnalysisExpand
The Virtuous Cycle of Social Support and Trust in Network Facilitation
EDITOR'S NOTEInter-organizational networks are an interesting area for group facilitation, given the many complexities involved across the various communities of interest, and adding to that, theExpand


Distributed GSS facilitation and participation: field action research
Te lessons learned are presented from four years of experience with virtual teams and a three-year case study with the US Navy at sea on board the USS Coronado to create a set of guidelines for effective distributed facilitation and participation. Expand
Lessons from a Dozen Years of Group Support Systems Research: A Discussion of Lab and Field Findings
During the past dozen years, researchers at the University of Arizona have built six generations of group support systems software, conducted over 150 research studies, and facilitated over 4,000Expand
Information technology for negotiating groups: generating options for mutual gain
The use of anonymity to separate personalities from the issues and promote more objective evaluation was found to improve option generation in some circumstances, particularly those with increased criticalness and/or power differences among the participants. Expand
Groupware: Collaborative Strategies for Corporate LANs and Intranets
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Groupware-The Changing Environment David Coleman. What Does Groupware Really Do? Definitions of Groupware. The Challenges of Groupware. Four Trends forExpand
A conceptual framework of anonymity in Group Support Systems
The importance and complexity of anonymity is highlighted, to act as a guide for empirical investigations of anonymity, and to influence future GSS development and use. Expand
Productivity loss in brainstorming groups: Toward the solution of a riddle.
We conducted four experiments to investigate free riding, evaluation apprehension, and production blocking as explanations of the difference in brainstorming productivity typically observed betweenExpand
Effects of anonymity and evaluative tone on idea generation in computer-mediated groups
A laboratory experiment was used to evaluate the effects of anonymity and evaluative tone on computer-mediated groups using a group decision support system to perform an idea-generation task.Expand
Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications
  • Journal – Number
  • 2000
AUTHORS Dr. Daniel Mittleman has facilitated more than 600 groups who used collaborative technology for a vast array of tasks ranging
  • 1999
Conferencing Software for the Web,
  • 1999