Virtual Teams And The Bioteaming Approach - A Video Interview With Ken Thompson

Robin Good of has published a short video clip series where he interviews me (Ken Thompson) about the Bioteaming approach to virtual/mobile teams, networks and communities.


Robin and I co-authored the original Bioteaming Manifesto which was published as a free 34-page download by ChangeThis and led to the development of the Bioteams book.

To watch the videos with full transcripts of Virtual Teams And The Bioteaming Approach - A Video Interview With Ken Thompson

About Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson is an expert practitioner in the area of bioteaming, swarming, virtual enterprise networks, virtual professional communities and virtual teams and has published two landmark books:

Bioteams: High Performance Teams Based on Nature's Best Designs

The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the future through Virtual Enterprise Networks

Ken writes the highly popular bioteams blog which has over 500 articles on all aspects of bioteams (aka organizational biomimicry) - in other words how human groups can learn from nature's best teams.

Ken is also founder of an exciting European technology company Swarmteams which provides unique patent-pending bioteaming technologies for all shapes and sizes of groups, social networks, business clusters, virtual/mobile communities and enterprises. Swarmteams enables groups to be more responsive and agile by fully integrating their mobile phones and the web with bioteam working techniques. The latest Swarmteams implementation is SwarmTribes which helps musicians and bands form a unique collaboration with their fans for mutual benefit.

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Dear Ken,

your stuff is truly made for this I-Age, best practice and lesson learned was yesterday, your suggestions are pure REAL risk management, exactly, what is very much needed for multinational business improvement, I can tell. All this human factor issues like cross functional team performance and high quality collaboration, complex problem solving and decision making are big hidden cost drivers and are hard to measure by most of the common earned value management systems within our business world (Anyway you can´t just cost cut your way to prosperity!). But meanwhile, thanks God, there are already also proven methods to measure the outcome of all this intangible values, like team performance effectivity, or workforce learning levels. You know, what gets measured, gets managed. An additional clear return on investment accountability assessment(ROI)- yes this is possible meanwhile!... for this intangible human factor values is paving the way into high end organizational process improvement.
For more info on the above issues, feel free to drop me an email to:

Bob Jasper
Senior Manager
The Art of Qualty Consulting Services LLC.
Orlando, FL


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