Dolphins know each others names
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”.
The research, on wild bottlenose dolphins was carried out by Vincent Janik of the Sea Mammal Research Unit at St Andrews University, who has found bottlenose dolphins to be among the animal world’s quickest learners of new sounds.
In another article Virtual team mobilisation and three powerful tips from nature I introduce the different types of recognition in nature – species, kin and individual.
I propose that in human teams all three forms of recognition can be very useful for different aspects of collaboration as teams can use:
- Species Recognition to avoid freeloaders
- Kin Recognition to build strong work-groups and
- Individual Recognition to ensure mutual team member co-operation
Bioteams Books Reviews
How to identify someones main worry about a coming change. I found this technique in a book a long time ago – "The Secret Language of Success: Using Body Language to Get What You Want" by Dr. David Lewis (1989). I confess I never got round to testing it properly but it sounded intriguing so I pass it on - "buyer beware".