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.
The Bees algorithm allows a company to change up to 3000 variables in one or many processes and to find the optimum outcome.
In an earlier article, Bumblebee waggle dance doubters disarmed, I described how honeybees use the waggle dance to point their hive mates to food sources.
The Waggle dance is also very good example of the power of one to many communications in teams. For more on the benefits of every member team broadcasting see Virtual team productivity - three action rules from nature.
For more on the bee waggle dance see THE BEE WAGGLE DANCE: A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF INSECT LANGUAGE.
My thanks to Paul Sweeney, for foraging this.
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".