October 20, 2005
Working in virtual teams was a very new and different activity. It was nice to be able to meet without having to be in the same place as your group members. I can see why corporations and other businesses use this as a tool to work with overseas clients or anyone that isn't in the same area as you. The screen switches were confusing for me at first. It is hard to keep a thought going when one of your team members pops up the drawing screen or a website. That was distracting for me. Other than that I think Breeze is a very effective tool for teams. I am glad I got to work with it now, so later in my career I will already be familiar with how it works.
Posted by at October 20, 2005 12:57 PM
I'm so glad that you have an open mind about virtual teams. I think they can be a very powerful tool for all the reasons we discussed in class. My guess is that one of your classmates was experimenting with the different displays. Sometimes I, also, need to remember to say something like, "I'm going to switch the display to help make our discussion area a bit more prominent. In the meantime, it may be distracting in the meantime." As the team member, it's plenty fair for you to express your views (and maybe you did?), such as "hey - I know you're learning about the different layouts, but I'm getting a bit dizzy. Could we pick one and stick to it?" Thanks for taking full advantage of the Breeze experience in class. I do think it will be impressive to organizations that you have participated in one virtual team experience.