These books cover the use of online communication in the workplace, or by any group working collaboratively toward shared goals.
Decisions: Creating Your Organization's Internal Network
by Lisa Kimball, Mar 1997
This slender volume is a good nontechnical introduction to intranets, aimed at executives and managers who are considering building an internal network for their organization. It explains what an intranet is, how it can be used to further organizational goals, and practical issues such as budgeting, staffing, and training. The emphasis is on use of the technology to support interaction among people who need to work collaboratively. If you're planning an intranet, the hour or two it takes you to read this book will be time very well spent.
Reaching Across Space, Time, and Organizations With Technology
by Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps, May 1997
The focus here is on teamwork, not technology, which is exactly as it should be. The authors have been helping organizations create successful teams for over 25 years. Using case studies from companies like Sun Microsystems, Eastman Chemical, and NCR, they share best practices that have been key to the success of teams that, for various reasons, cannot regularly meet face to face.
by Maureen James and Liz Rykert, Aug 1997
This book is a delight to read. In a clear, unpretentious style, the authors take you step by step through the process of setting up a collaborative online workspace, and using it to conduct meetings, reach consensus, and jointly draft documents. Some of the technical information is specific to the online services offered by Web Networks (the nonprofit organization that publishes this book). But the primary focus is on how to get people working productively together online, and this material applies regardless of what software you happen to be using.
Collaborative Learning Guidebook|
by Dori Digenti, June 1999
Computing: Collaboration over Global Information Networks|
Edited by Toru Ishida, July 1998
How to Link People and Technology in Your Organization
by James L. Creighton and James W. R. Adams, Sep 1997
Bridging Distance, Culture, and Time
by Mary O'Hara-Devereaux and Robert Johansen, May 1994
Virtual: Moving Your Organization into the 21st Century
by Raymond Grenier, George Metes, Oct 1995
Virtual Teams: Practical Techniques for High-Technology
by Martha Haywood, Oct 1998
Virtual Teams:Strategies, Tools, and Techniques That
by Deborah L. Duarte, Nancy Tennant Snyder, Mar 1999
by Jon Udell, Oct 1999
for Virtual Teams: A Team Fitness Companion
by Meg Hartzler and Jane E. Henry, Sep 1997
Virtual Edge: Embracing Technology for Distributed
Project Team Success
by Margery Mayer, Feb 1999
Teaming: Breaking the Boundaries of Time and Place
by Deborah Jude-York, Lauren D. Davis, Susan L. Wise, Oct 1999