April 2006


A philosophy of change management

A philosophy of change management

When an organisation or team or network seeks to bring about any form of change they require and expect the individuals affected to behave differently in some way. Peter Fryer describes his philosophy of small changes.


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Creative teamwork: how to herd those cats

Creative teamwork: how to herd those cats

John Bates, Adjunct Professor of Enterpreneurship at the London Business School, identifies the main challenges and offers practical tips for making teams work in the creative sector.


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Recovering lost group communications skills

Recovering lost group communications skills

Richard Cross describes how the study of communications in societies untouched by cyberspace has enabled the rediscovery of lost communications instincts and the invention of a new patented technology for knowledge dissemination in enterprises.


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Great teamwork needs great architecture

Great teamwork needs great architecture

Despite all the advantages of virtual working and teleworking most people would agree we still need to physically meet our colleagues to some extent. The most likely place for these meetings to happen is a ‘bricks and mortar’ office.


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Self-managed teams: commercial examples

Self-managed teams: commercial examples

They sound neat in theory but do self-managed teams (SMTs) actually work. In, Trust People and They'll Surprise You, Jeremy Zawodny describes a couple of real examples including a jet engine plant and SouthWest Airlines. Another good example of an SMT is Capital One Bank.


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The social networks of virtual teams

The social networks of virtual teams

Bioteams pay as much attention to their weak ties: the collective external networks of relationships and their connections to the wider organisation and environment as their strong ties: their internal team structures.


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Online learning and mobile phones

Online learning and mobile phones

What Can You Learn from a Cell Phone? Almost Anything!

One of the realities of working in todays Virtually Networked Teams is that team members can use mobile phones to keep in constant touch with team-mates. Marc Prensky argues that this is only the start of what you can do with a mobile phone.


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Team leaders and micro managers

Team leaders and micro managers

We all know what feels like to be micromanaged. It is not usually an enjoyable experience. We probably also know what it feels like to micromanage others: most don’t enjoy this either but unless we admit to being ‘control freaks’ we usually justify it.


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Mobile phone texting: new research on health benefits

Mobile phone texting: new research on health benefits

Vodafone Group published a report last week that shows how mobile technology can increase productivity, improve patient health and enable greater access to healthcare. Richard Cross, bioteams.com Guest Author reports.


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New mobile technology disorders finally get names

Does a phenomenon fully exist until it has a name? In Overly Wired? There’s a Word for it Lisa Belkin writing for The New York Times introduces us to some of the new wired technology behavior 'disorders'.


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