Online team assessment: free bioteams tool released
I am pleased to announce the release of a new Flash-based Bioteams Instant Team Assessment tool which provides an online snapshot of how much a team is operating like a bioteam by calculating its bioteams footprint across 5 key areas: beliefs, leadership, connectivity, execution and organization.
This assessment is based on the answers to a set of simple multiple choice questions which also instantly identifies the top priority bioteams rules which the team would have to address to become more bioteam-like in its operations.
The tool can also be used educationally as a bioteams simulator to introduce and explore the bioteams concept by changing a teams answers (behaviors) and seeing instantaneously how each change impacts the teams bioteams footprint and profile.
This screen shows some of the Multiple Choice Questions
This screen shows how the Results are fedback
Bioteams Books Reviews
Belbin sees Bioteams as the next step. Dr R Meredith Belbin, regarded as the father of "team-role" theory and one of the worlds foremost experts on teams predicts that we will evolve into bioteam forms. In his book "The Coming Shape of Organisation" Belbin picks out five observations human teams need to learn from "a diminutive masterclass" of social insects such as bees, ants and termites.