Those who don’t believe that humans can swarm and flock must not have been watching the World Cup in Germany. The Mexican Wave, or La Ola, is a spontaneous activity involving very simple individual behaviors which produces an amazing collective result.
Many thanks to Nancy White for her excellent and very comprehensive live blog on Bioteaming: Natural Models for Virtual Teams from the very recent Collaborative Tools Conference (CTC2006) in Boston.
Workforce Management reports in Virtual Work Spaces Ease Collaboration that the FAA is annually saving $3.7 million in travel and $2 million in employee time using virtual collaboration technology.
I presented Bioteaming: Natural Models for Virtual Teams at the Collaborative Tools Conference (CTC2006) at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA, on June 22. We discussed what nature's teams might teach us about messaging, swarming, networking and personal collaboration strategies.
A new IBM research report suggests that the best analogies for businesses in the future may no longer be the command structures of the military but the self-organising networks found in nature: schools of fish, flocks of birds and swarms of insects.
Two collaboration strategies, Tit-For-Tat (TFT) and Win-Stay,Lose-Shift (WSLS), out-perform all others in evolution. In a live webstream from the Royal Society in London Professor Martin Nowak of Harvard University explains why.
Sunday Times Online, May 07, 2006 reports in Dolphins ‘know each other’s names’ that DOLPHINS may be even closer to humans than previously realised, with new research showing they communicate by whistling out their own “names”.
Here is a collection of the 4 most popular bioteaming articles based on user feedback and page views.
A significant body of research into evolution now indicates that survival of the fittest is only a part of the story. Life did not take over the globe by combat but by networking!