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Perspective: Managing Virtual Team Conflict

High performing teams are good at managing conflict. We know that every team will face differences of opinions or perspectives if they are engaged in a task that matters to them. Being able to manage those differences in a productive way can lead to better outcomes for the team and the organization. This article provides some of the basics around conflict management for teams and provides a short case that can be used as a class exercise. Continue reading Perspective: Managing Virtual Team Conflict

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Student Perspective: Learning Remotely in the Zoom Classroom

I attend the University of Puget Sound, a private liberal arts university on the West Coast which is currently halfway through its first-ever fully remote semester. While the University was forced to hold classes via Zoom this semester due to COVID-19, the change has brought challenges and successes academically for both professors and students. As a student, I have been able to observe first-hand what some of the academic challenges and successes look like in the remote business classroom. Continue reading Student Perspective: Learning Remotely in the Zoom Classroom

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Spring 2020 Issue: How the Business Communication Community Is Weathering Through the COVID-19 Crisis

The response to our call for submissions to this special issue has been robust. The contributors have written on so many aspects of their experiences with COVID-19 that only a perusal of all the articles can capture their scope and dimensions. We present interviews with two organizational leaders of interest that cast light on how the association for business communication is fairing this pandemic and offer information about a young academic organization that should be of particular help to all of us who have been assigned to teach online, or “remotely”. The first of these interviews is with our own Executive director, Jim Dubinsky and the second one is with GSOLE president, Scott Warnock. Continue reading Spring 2020 Issue: How the Business Communication Community Is Weathering Through the COVID-19 Crisis