Case Studies in Collaboration


Fast-track business collaboration programme helps UK companies

 Fast-track business collaboration programme helps UK companies
I am involved with a UK programme which is facilitating fast-track business collaboration between enterprises in the Interiors and Lifestyles markets (furniture, jewelry, ceramics, soft furnishings, clothing etc). The project is taking its own medicine and operates as a collaborative between Birmingham City University (BCU) and The Ceramics Industry Federation (CIF).

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Pandemic Simulation Exercise uses Swarms

Pandemic Simulation Exercise uses Swarms
Hunter New England Health in New South Wales, Australia, have completed a major Pandemic Influenza Simulation Exercise using Swarmteams, a bioteams-based multi-channel community engagement system, to manage the communications of an Emergency Operations Centre.

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Mobile Health Team: Bioteams Case Study

Mobile Health Team: Bioteams Case Study
Mobile teams, who spend much of their day on the road, face communication challenges that cannot be solved by web-connected laptops alone. This case study shows how the Intermediate Care Team at DaisyHill Hospital addressed these challenges with a Bioteams approach supported by integrated mobile phone and web "swarm" technology.

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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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Virtual team technology: FAA saving millions

Virtual team technology: FAA saving millions

Workforce Management reports in Virtual Work Spaces Ease Collaboration that the FAA is annually saving $3.7 million in travel and $2 million in employee time using virtual collaboration technology.



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Virtual teams, disaster recovery and business continuity planning

Virtual teams, disaster recovery and business continuity planning

In an article, “War, pestilence, natural disasters and telework”, Jack Nilles, co-founder and president of JALA , reports that virtual working has become a key tool for crisis management.



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Creative teamwork: how to herd those cats

Creative teamwork: how to herd those cats

John Bates, Adjunct Professor of Enterpreneurship at the London Business School, identifies the main challenges and offers practical tips for making teams work in the creative sector.


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Self-managed teams: commercial examples

Self-managed teams: commercial examples

They sound neat in theory but do self-managed teams (SMTs) actually work. In, Trust People and They'll Surprise You, Jeremy Zawodny describes a couple of real examples including a jet engine plant and SouthWest Airlines. Another good example of an SMT is Capital One Bank.


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Teamwork lessons from olympic rowing teams

Teamwork lessons from olympic rowing teams

On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic Games, Matthew Pinsent, CBE entered Olympic history. In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led Great Britain to victory over the Canadian World Champions by just eight one hundredths of a second. I recently heard Matthew speak about the teamwork in world-class rowing teams where he stressed the importance of two vital ingredients: distributed leadership and synchronised team member response.


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Virtual collaboration on new airliner

How Boeing is building the 787 Dreamliner

Ron Hagerman, Nov 3, 2005 reports how Boeing, competing in a world-class industry undergoing massive, rapid transformation have turned to a new business model based on virtual teams involving 60 partners and 72 sites around the world. See other articles on Virtual Enterprise Networks and Supply Chain Agility.


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