September 2006


Self managed teams: OSS and Toyota compared

Self managed teams: OSS and Toyota compared

Harvard Business Review identifies unexpected similarities between Open Source Software (OSS) and the Toyota Production System


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Virtual Teams need unified communications: new research

Virtual Teams need unified communications: new research

Virtual teams must consider ‘unified communications’ when they are chosing their collaboration tools if they want to be effective according to new research by Cisco. Reported by ElectricNews.Net Sept 20, 2006


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Are crowds always wise: qualifying your crowd

Are crowds always wise: qualifying your crowd

The ever thoughtful David Pollard has an excellent article on the Wisdom of Crowds versus the Wisdom of Witch Doctors (Consultants and Senior Management) and how to tell the difference. By Paul Sweeney.


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Organizational teams: the three basic types

Organizational teams: the three basic types

One of the most important team questions, often ignored when a traditional or virtual team is setup, is What type of team are we actually dealing with here?


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Organisations are living complex systems claims physicist

Organisations are living complex systems claims physicist

Fritjof Capra says organisations are not just like living systems - they are living systems!


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Virtual Professional Communities: watch this space

 Virtual Professional Communities: watch this space

In rural communities all over the world, Broadband and digital technologies are enabling the quiet incubation of a crucial new organisation form known as the Virtual Professional Community or VPC.


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The world’s worst mobile phone?

The world’s worst mobile phone?

I am the proud owner of a 3G mobile smartphone which does everything imaginable except make good phone calls.


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Swarm intelligence and business process optimization

Swarm intelligence and business process optimization

Dancing bees help businesses describes how researchers at Cardiff University have developed an algorithm based on the honeybee waggle dance to help companies optimize their business processes.


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