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1. Why You Need More Than Great Tools To Make Online Collaboration Profitable

Virtual Teams - a new paradigm from nature

Over the last ten years organisational teams have become much more distributed and complex. Despite the number of technologies available to assist team and group working it is still exceptionally difficult to manage such teams.

I propose that even if we fully master the technology of teams there will still be something major missing which will stop our teams operating with the speed and agility we need. We need to look to natures' most successful teams to see what are the secrets of their longevity and dominance over millions of years of evolution.

I will explain how they all share a small number of common natural principles which we can apply to our organisational on..

2. The Bioteaming Conundrum

The secret DNA of high-performing virtual teams

In my research into bioteaming I have (so far) identified four action zones and about a dozen action rules. These constitute the DNA or recipe book for leaders who want to make their organisational/ project teams significantly more productive and much better at using virtual technologies by adopting the proven strategies and organisation structures used by nature's best teams.

This article provides a brief introduction to these bioteam zones and the action on..

3. The hidden potential of human teams goes beyond nature's best efforts

The seven beliefs of high performing teams

There is one other area which a team needs to address as part of a bioteaming strategy if it wants to be exceptionally successful - team member beliefs.

In this article I suggest the seven hidden beliefs of high performing teams are on..

4. How a team can become more productive by using three simple rules

Virtual team productivity - three action rules from nature

Bioteaming is as such a new research area focused on the systematic study of natures' historically most successful living teams while identifying best methods and approaches to transfer and integrate nature's best solutions into the daily life of Virtually Networked Teams present handicaps and limitations.

In this article I will introduce and identify the fundamental key overarching principle of Bioteams and define the first three action on..

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Leadership under pressure: the two worst mistakes

Leadership under pressure: the two worst mistakes
I have been thinking a lot about what happens when a leader gets under severe pressure, usually because things are not going according to plan. It seems to me this is the very essence of real leadership and where leaders can really justify their salaries. BUT according to Professor Dietrich Dorner, in his excellent book The Logic Of Failure: Recognizing And Avoiding Error In Complex Situations, there are two very tempting but ultimately disastrous tangents a leader can pursue in a crisis instead of addressing the real issues.

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