Bioteams and Twitter: interactive poll results: NLAB Social Networks Conference
*** STOP PRESS *** Stunning Interactive Poll results from NLAB Social Networks Conference. Q1 Would your work team be better or worse if it organised itself more like your favourite sports team? - Only 7% say it would make things worse! Q2 Does Twitter (and other such tools) distract from work and is it worth it? - Yes it does but Yes it is!
Results of two Interactive Polls by mobile phone texting at NLAB Social Networks Conference
POLL 1: Would your work team be better or worse if it organised itself more like your favourite sports team?
I bylined the responses as "Only 7% say it would make things worse" but the pie chart below tells the whole story!
This feedback was in response to a provocation that great teams, such as sports teams, naturally use bioteaming principles instinctively without even realising it. Checkout the full session/presentation at NLAB.
POLL2: Does Twitter (and other such tools) distract from work and is it worth it?
I summarised the responses as "Yes it does but Yes it is!" but to be honest the replies are too rich and varied to do them justice with a tidy numerical analysis - heres what the delegates actually said - reach your own conclusions!.
This response reflects the collective intelligence of Social Network practitioners at the NLAB Social Networks Conference and was deemed to be the single most important question they should apply their distributed brain to.
Does Twitter distract from work and is it worth it?
- It must do
- The office cat doesn't like the mobile phone ringing all the time
- Massive distraction but important
- Depends how you use it!
- Depends how you use it?
- Productive distraction ;)
- It's part me my job
- Yes but in a good way.
- 10% useful, 90% waste of time.
- More productive with some natural breaks during the day
- Yes but could be useful if planned
- Twitter is a tool, not a distraction. It's how you choose to use it.
- Of course it is. But some people pretend otherwise
- It is part of my work
- No more than the phone or walking around talking to people.
- Depends how focused you are at the time
- For internal communications its an asset.
- It can distract. But it can get such speedy responses when needed. And prevents isolation.
- You have to be supernatural!
- Yes but if planned activity could be useful
- I find it relaxing
- depends on how its used
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Grass Roots Management shows you how to grow initiative and responsibility in all your people. It might not appeal to purists, but using the narrative of a business based on a garden open to the public the author gives a very simple, accessible and readable account of 'self-managed teams'.