August 2006


Bioteams: an introduction

Bioteams: an introduction

How is it that even with our vastly superior intelligence nature's teams sometimes seem to work much better than ours - what do they know that we don't?


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Group collaboration: lessons from conflict resolution

Group collaboration: lessons from conflict resolution

Some of the approaches applied to conflict resolution apply equally well to the development of on-line and virtual communities, teams and networks. One of the most interesting is "The Flight of the Flamingos" scenario.


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Do mobile workers prefer smartphones to PDAs

Do mobile workers prefer smartphones to PDAs

CIO Briefing (August 17) reports that road warriors prefer smartphones over laptops and PDAs, but is this really true or just a bit of spin? Reach your own conclusions!



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Current email and phone practices reduce productivity: new study

Current email and phone practices reduce productivity: new study

A new survey of 1500 UK business people has shown that poor email and phone habits damage productivity rather than increase it.


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The Organizational Zoo

The Organizational Zoo

I was introduced to an interesting book and web site, The Organizational Zoo, by Arthur Shelley which offers humorous observations of the characteristics and behaviours of the other creatures in your "organizational Zoo".


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Fact: Biological organisations live longer

Fact: Biological organisations live longer

One of the most compelling reasons why organisations, enterprises, teams and communities should adopt biological principles is that they will live much longer if they do!


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The secret of accelerated organisational learning

The secret of accelerated organisational learning

We can learn the secret of rapid evolution from the most evolved non-human species on the planet – but it is not who you think it is!


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Biological civic engagement proposed by think-tank

Biological civic engagement proposed by think-tank

Government should look to Open Source for more than software according to Demos, an influential Think Tank, in their recent report Wide Open.


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Mass Collaboration and Virtual Crowds

Mass Collaboration and Virtual Crowds

Could a virtual team have a million members? Recent developments in mass collaboration, distributed computing and the wisdom of crowds suggest the answer might be yes.


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