Microsoft online community programme: The Hive
Active Network report that earlier this year (June) Microsoft launched a free programme to enable communities to engage on-line, share experiences and, of course, talk to Microsoft about technology. The Hive is open to anyone who owns or leads a consumer group, blog, or community focused website with at least 50 members. As for the name, they felt that ‘bees were a good analogy for the idea of leaders coming together and cross-pollinating ideas and sharing information’. Any feedback or user experiences on The Hive?
Bioteams Books Reviews
Belbin sees Bioteams as the next step. Dr R Meredith Belbin, regarded as the father of "team-role" theory and one of the worlds foremost experts on teams predicts that we will evolve into bioteam forms. In his book "The Coming Shape of Organisation" Belbin picks out five observations human teams need to learn from "a diminutive masterclass" of social insects such as bees, ants and termites.