July 2005

An organisation case study in complex adaptive systems

A case study of a public sector learning organisation from the chief executive's perspective. I will always remember the first time I met Peter because he told me that the main way he helped enterprises was to get them to throw away most of their processes. You don’t hear many consultants say this so I got curious! Bioteams Guest Article by Peter Fryer


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Social networking and social software

I have mentioned a few times the growing importance of social software to virtual teams and organisations.


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Outsourcing, R&D and knowledge work - latest trends!

In a previous article, Outsourcing, virtual teams and knowledge work, I commented on the trend to outsource knowledge intensive work off-shore to developing countries. Fay Hansen, writing for Workforce Management, Where the Knowledge Workers Are, argues that we are facing a massive and unstoppable flow of R&D jobs to China, India and Russia....


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Collaboration and Compliance Technologies

Melanie Turek, writing in Collaboration Loop, pens an excellent article Collaboration and Compliance which takes a fast forward look at the implications of compliance legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA in various industries such as financial services, health care and the public sector.


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A kick-start plan for setting up a Virtual Enterprise Network in 6 weeks

In a previous article, Virtual Enterprise Networks allow business scale through virtual collaboration I introduced the idea of a Virtual Enterprise Network or VEN as a way for smaller businesses to achieve “virtual scale” by collaborating on business development, marketing and project delivery for major enterprise customers.


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New corporate team leadership approach: treat team members like adults

Harvard Business Review proposes radical new approach: Treat employees like adults


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Achieve real competitive advantage by partnering with small IT Vendor networks

How does an enterprise achieve real competitive edge via IT these days and is it possible to develop a edge which cannot be easily copied?

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Good managers make distributed teams work

Managing tomorrows worker(MTW): a research report by Henley Management College on remote and flexible working.


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A Taxonomy of Virtual Business Networks

Virtual business networks are appearing everywhere and in many guises and names such as Collaborative Networks, Virtual Clusters, Virtual Enterprise Networks, Collaborative Supply Chains, Networked Enterprises and Star Alliances to name just a few.But how does a business leader or a government policy-maker make sense of them all?


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Complex adaptive systems and virtual team collaboration

Complex adaptive systems and virtual team collaboration
Leading complexity thinkers apply biological principles to enterprises: The Biology of Business is a set of essays by ten researchers and practitioners in Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS).

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