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INGRoup: Kick Off Plenary - Shared screen with gallery view
aabrante@icn-artem.com
33:50
Hello from Nancy, France
Charles Kirschbaum
34:02
Hi from São Paulo, Brazil
Pri Shah
34:30
Greetings from the tundra (MN)!
Noshir Contractor
34:38
Greetings from Evanston, IL, USA.
Erin Blakeney
34:46
Good morning from Seattle, WA!
Leslie DeChurch
34:49
So wonderful to see everyone! Hi from Florida!
Esther Sackett
34:54
Good morning from San Francisco!
Elisa Torres
35:17
Good morning y’all, from Northern Virginia, USA!
Lauren Campbell
35:46
Hello all - also from Florida!
Elisa Torres
40:14
Thank you all!
Susannah B.F. Paletz
40:35
Hello INGRouper colleagues from Maryland!
Dominic Marques
41:00
Good morning everyone from Montreal, Canada!!
Esther Sackett
43:20
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Michael Johnson
43:49
You can find the virtual backgrounds at https://whova.com/portal/webapp/ingro_202010/CommunityBoard/topic/368978/
Ameer A. Basit
47:36
Good Morning from Lahore!
Anita Blanchard
47:38
I'm using two screens and able to see all of you on my second one! Delightful to see you all!
Stephen Zaccaro
48:14
Hello to all of you from all over the world! Welcome to 2020 INGRoup conference
Michael Johnson
55:07
I envy those of you who live in countries that have done a better job of managing the pandemic than the USA has
Filipa Correia
58:38
Think about that on next elections ;)
Stephen Zaccaro
01:01:24
I wonder if size effects we see in face-to-face groups are exacerbated in the virtual environment?
Adi Amit
01:04:34
communication is one by one over zoom. face to face we are able to hold several communications at the same time. While considered impolite, it is more time efficient
Jessica Wildman
01:06:10
@Adi Amit, that is a great point, and I wonder if using break out rooms for "side-bar" conversations will become more accepted?
Franziska Tschan
01:06:13
How much of the effect of the next normal is actually adaptation? Or: is the time covered long enough to draw conclusions?
Michael Johnson
01:06:29
@Adi: I think it would be great to have some sort of “focus” feature in Zoom that allows you to focus on certain voices without leaving the main room
Deborah DiazGranados
01:06:50
@Jessica and Adi…if only we could put ourselves in breakout rooms rather than depending on the host.
Jessica Wildman
01:07:05
Good point - software update necessary!
Charles Kirschbaum
01:07:26
E-I has some limitations... I wonder if you tried other homophily indexes
Deborah DiazGranados
01:07:43
@michael an even more tech savvy suggestion! I like it.
Adi Amit
01:08:19
even with small breakout rooms, many minutes are "waisted" when 2 people happen to talk at the same time or if people are waiting longer to see if they can have a turn
Stephen Zaccaro
01:09:18
Good question, Franziska! I think the data being presented now has implications for that question, as an overly internal focus may hurt adaptation,
Deborah DiazGranados
01:09:33
@Adi, agreed, I also think voice tone and tenor influences how a voice gets picked up and heard via zoom.
Jessica Wildman
01:10:56
It sounds like Michael's idea (a focus feature) is basically a private chat, but audio instead of text
Jessie Cannon
01:12:13
Discord has this capability, and currently is mainly used for virtual gaming and socialization, but could be applied more in the workplace
Lauren Campbell
01:12:19
Interestingly, that feature is available on another platform, Discord
Stephen Zaccaro
01:12:33
This hunkering down within your team and your office has significant implications for multiteam systems, perhaps creating stronger countervailing forces across connected teams
Michael Johnson
01:13:11
Jessie: right, but as I envision it, it would also allow people to focus on multiple people to make a small group discussion as well
Anita Blanchard
01:14:11
The New Next Normal
Joe Allen
01:14:32
remote work is here to stay...either by circumstance or preference. At least, that's what I'm hearing from US based orgs that are already saying no return to office until June 2021 or later.
Anita Blanchard
01:15:01
@Joe, fully agree.
Michael Johnson
01:15:21
Video from the Wall Street Journal on using virtual reality for meetings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sziU6-NKiMQ&ab_channel=WallStreetJournal
Norbert Semmer
01:15:42
Could it be that people are simply getting more familiar with the technical Tools, implying that we see a development that would have come anyway but now is accelerated?
Matt Cronin
01:16:06
@ Joe - how effective has anyone predicted anything so far with this pandemic? Pardon my skepticism
Noshir Contractor
01:16:10
@Charles K, yes we tried several alternatives to E-I indices, including Modularity metrics (e.g Girvan-Newman), and statistical block models. Results consistent.
Christopher Wiese
01:16:46
@Joe, some of my data suggests the same - Asking folks when when they will return to work weekly since May, their return to work date keeps getting pushed back
Joe Allen
01:16:50
@Matt - so true. Just a guess at this point. Time will tell. :)
Matt Cronin
01:17:36
@Joe - it reminds me of the way people talked about stocks in the tech boom - lots of theories, no comparison groups
Noshir Contractor
01:17:36
@Joe @Christopher … standby for upcoming slide reporting PwC survey on returning back to work ..
Joe Allen
01:17:43
@Chris, I think it's both willingness to return and willingness for companies to continue leases in office buildings, when they are getting the work out of their folks at home.
Michael Johnson
01:18:05
@Norbert: I agree--meeting virtually is often cheaper and better for the environment
jmgevers
01:18:06
From my current experience the next phase is one where we switch more quickly between remote and ftf, depending on conditions allowing people to return to the office
Joe Allen
01:18:17
@Noshir, very cool! Getting ahead of your presentation...:)
Franziska Tschan
01:18:43
@ymgevers: I think you are right, remote is often easier than meeting in person, just for practical reasons
Susannah B.F. Paletz
01:18:53
I would love to see a study that combines with Nosh and Leslie are doing with trying to see how these communication patterns are caused and influence sense making within orgs—sense making has been particularly tough in an all remote environment, not so many spontaneous brief dyadic meetings for sense making etc.
Anita Blanchard
01:19:25
I wonder if the deepening is related to the sensemaking challenges.
Matt Cronin
01:19:26
It really does seem like we need a "controlling for task" is critical here
Christopher Wiese
01:19:33
@Joe Absolutely, but I’m also seeing folks craving a return to work as well. People aren’t able to detach from work (or at least haven’t developed routines that help them do so)
Stephen Zaccaro
01:20:42
I interpreted Joe’s point as companies gaining more human and ‘technical” capital which may change how work happens in the “next new normal.” Peter Seely, Leslie’s PhD student, completed a dissertation on how technology can produce process gains over face-to-face team interactions. I suspect companies will look more closely at this issue, especially if they see productivity enhancements as a result.
Jessica Wildman
01:20:58
@Anita, I also wonder if the deepening is not just task, or sensemaking driven, but social connection and comfort driven given increased feelings of isolation
Joe Allen
01:21:10
@Chris, very true. Lot's of moving parts here, people's interests, desire to connect, company's money, and so much more.
Michael Johnson
01:21:34
I hope the new normal isn’t longer meetings. Here’s an article about short pop-in Zoom meetings: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/learning-innovation/rise-zoom-pop
Anita Blanchard
01:21:43
@Jessie, my research says its the drive for connection and need for belonging to their important groups
Jessica Wildman
01:22:41
@Anita, very cool!
Aaron Campbell
01:22:56
RE: increased deepening and degrees of separation may suggest greater risk of silos in the remote/hybrid setting — interesting despite many of the accessibility affordances claimed by ICTs
Michael Johnson
01:24:11
@Aaron: that sounds right to me—no accidental meetings in the hallways
Ninja Janardhanan
01:24:45
I feel that the next normal will include the question of: for what types of work do employees really *have* to be physically (co)present?
Joe Allen
01:25:13
@Ninja, great point!
Jonathan Kush
01:25:25
Very cool work, thanks for sharing Nosh and Leslie!
Michael Johnson
01:26:11
This question is on Whova: Post-covid, the dichotomy of remote vs in-person teams will blur, giving way to a hybrid mode, where some team members work in restrictive physical spaces, while others work from home or are exempt from going in to work. What inclusion and coordination challenges in teams do we need to consider given this new normal?
Anita Blanchard
01:26:14
I really like the thought of "deepening" I want to think/learn more on this.
Joe Allen
01:26:20
What is your plan for sharing these data in the future?
Jessica Wildman
01:27:36
One example of physical work I've heard of - engineering teams do a lot of physical prototyping and that got stopped in it's tracks in our engineering classes at Florida Tech. There were big morale and coordination issues because of that.
Anna Mayo
01:28:30
I'm also curious how the transition from remote work to the "next normal" will be different when we (in the US) are stuck in the remote phase for longer
Anita Blanchard
01:28:41
Painful painful painful oh this is great is how I feel about WHova!!
Matt Cronin
01:29:41
Anita's work says that a lot of the office is about connection. I think there are real technological limits to that. As Leslie is saying right now.
Marissa Shuffler Porter
01:29:50
also interesting to consider, even the "essential worker" teams have to adapt--for example healthcare providers having to call/videochat colleagues to save PPE when treating COVID pts.
Joe Allen
01:29:58
@Matt, completely agree!
Jonathan Kush
01:30:26
We know that different types of network structures are 'better' than others in terms of performance (depending on the types of tasks). Do you think that the way teams are structuring is beneficial for the types of new tasks that teams are having to manage? Are they worse?
Leslie DeChurch
01:30:33
Absolutely Anita!
Jessica Wildman
01:32:49
@marissa -- totally agree, I think we tend to study knowledge workers, top management, etc. so much, but there are so many essential workers including medical but also more blue collar workers (retail, infrastructure) that we need to consider as well
Anita Blanchard
01:33:21
FOr those who'd like to stick around and chat with friends, LMK and I'll set up a breakout room for you and your friends.
Joe Allen
01:33:33
@Marissa, totally agree. The essential workers need our research attention as well.
Anita Blanchard
01:34:06
Thanks @Noshir!
Noshir Contractor
01:34:07
I am sending the two virtual backgrounds if you like
Samantha Dubrow
01:34:22
Thank you!!!
Pranav Gupta
01:34:25
Thank you for sharing this research, Nosh and Leslie!
Christopher Wiese
01:34:31
Thank you!
Aoife De Brún
01:34:33
Thank you
Michael Shulman
01:34:33
Thank you!!
Jin Wook Chang
01:34:34
thanks!
jmgevers
01:34:35
thanks !
Marissa Shuffler Porter
01:34:35
yes great research here, thank you!!
Jessica Wildman
01:34:36
Thank you all!
Kristin Cullen-Lester
01:34:36
Really interesting work, thank you!!
Lauren Campbell
01:34:37
Thanks all!
Ninja Janardhanan
01:34:37
Thank you for sharing this awesome research, Noshir & Leslie!
Jessie Cannon
01:34:37
Thank you!
Joe Allen
01:34:38
THank you!
Jonathan Kush
01:34:38
Thank you!
Sebastian Raetze
01:34:38
thanks
Celeste Raver Luning
01:34:40
Thank you.
Esther Sackett
01:34:42
Thanks!!
Pri Shah
01:34:46
Really neat project! thanks!!
Marci Winward
01:34:48
Thanks very much!