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Top teams understand the 4 different types of Teamwork in Nature

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What do we mean by "Teamwork"? I call these Solowork, Crowdwork, Groupwork and Teamwork itself. What is ''Teamwork''? Individual Task. Group Task.

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The evolution of effective team working and how you can accelerate it

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1 - Hyper-Communication. In this phase almost every team member is involved in almost every team conversation. 2 - Over-Delegation.

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The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

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Carlton also identifies different computer games founded on each theory. Behaviourist. Cognitivist. Constructivist. Experiential. Behaviourism.

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The Importance of Team Game Plans and RAPPORT

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Team Game Plans are essential when team is faced with a new and challenging task , such as a business simulation game. A GREEMENTS. P ROCESSES. Roles.

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Behavioural game design: A Review of popular Gamification Techniques

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In this article I review some popular gamification approaches/techniques and provide a reading list for further study. Think Differently

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Personal Management Software destroys internet authenticity and democracy

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The aim is to create the perception of a (fake) upswell in sentiment on a given topic (a practice is known as astroturfing ). News & Media

Launch Offer: Get Ken Thompson's 4 Systematic Guides for the price of 1

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Team Leadership Development

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Rules and warnings for building successful online communities

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Most online communities are simply online ghost towns. People register, get their login details, visit once, decide its not for them and never return.

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New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

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billion per annum. The survey suggests that 46% of a typical work day is spent interacting with others (compared to 39% doing individual work).

2014 53

Business Continuity Management: The Ideal topic for Business Simulation

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Business Simulation

2013 55

The 10 Key Principles of Change Management

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Here is what I ended up with: 1. Gather as much intelligence as you can before you intervene. Be very careful with email. Never stop nurturing.

2013 58

Why you should apply Living Systems Theory to Social Network Design

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Social Networking

2012 61

A free Leadership Development Benefits Estimator Tool

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" How do you justify investment a specific people development activity (e.g. The 3 steps are: Step 1 - Identify Leaders Potential Financial Impact.

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New Research on Hard Benefits of Online Customer Communities

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Strategy and Business Magazine have just published an article which suggests the answer is "YES". Virtual Communities

Building an Integrated Social Media Dashboard

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I have been looking for way to monitor and track all my websites/blogs plus all my social media accounts (linkedIN, Twitter etc) from a single dashboard. I figured this would be pretty easy - a thing that most people would want to do! Social Networking

New interview with Ken Thompson on bioteams and games

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Business Simulation

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15 Principles of Business Game Design for team-based learning

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I develop custom business games for team-based experiential learning workshops which usually have a significant computer element. Business Simulation

2012 47

McKinsey spotlights The Networked Enterprise

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New McKinsey research shows that a payday could be arriving faster than expected. "A We call this new kind of company The Networked Enterprise ".

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White Label Online Change Management Game (cohort) from Bioteams Design

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The game is designed to be used in leadership development workshops with up to 20 participants playing competitively in teams. Business Simulation

Four rules for collaborating well in meetings

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Over the last 12 months I have started to share 4 Golden Rules with the participants which always seem to significantly improve the results we get.

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The Stakeholder Collaboration Game

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The Stakeholder Collaboration Game allows teams to simulate increasingly complex scenarios involving multiple goals and multiple stakeholders.

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How to be Resilient - Face Reality, Find Meaning, Creatively Improvise.

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Diane Koutu , writing for Harvard Business Review , suggests 3 very useful distinctions around being resilient. Team Leadership Development

2012 35

Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

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In this article I will share with you a simple 7-step plan based on a fully worked example of Customer Data Analysis using Excel. Balance. Region.

2012 39

RepKnight creating a storm in social media monitoring

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RepKnight is an exciting Belfast-based software start-up in the reputation monitoring, crowd-sourced news and public opinion space. Social Networking

Collaborative thinking: four key roles

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In his unique book "Dialogue and the art of thinking together" William Issacs introduces the Four-Player System originally developed by David Kantor.

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Best practices for better meetings

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Jamie Billingham summarises best practices for radically improving meetings. Image Source: Five tips for a perfect meeting.

The End of Management and the Rise of Bioteams

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To read Peters excellent paper: The End of Management and the Rise of Bioteams. To findout more about Dot Cloud: The 21st Century Business Platform.

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Public Shared Services Design: the service cost and quality balancing act

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I recently worked with colleagues to identify savings through collaboration between different local councils. Public Shared Services Design Method.

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All you ever learned about meetings is wrong

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I have developed a radical new approach to meetings which I call "Egoless Meetings" which addresses three popular unwritten rules about good meeting practices which are unfortunately totally wrong. RULE 1 is that everybody gets to speak. RULE 2 is that discussions in themselves can be useful. People come to meetings with an "expectation of airtime".

2011 37

The Bioteaming Manifesto: 6 years old!

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This week marks the 6th anniversary of the publication in April 2005 of The Bioteaming Manifesto by ChangeThis. Bioteams Features

2011 39

Ten practical tips to profitable business relationships

The Bumble Bee has previously published a number of articles on Social Networking which have addressed the Analysis perspective. Tip 1. Working a room.

The reason why top performers sometimes choke?

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Very interesting article by Matthew Syed , a former Commonwealth table tennis champion. Image: Chelsea miss penalty kick. News & Media

2011 35

Data visualisation - which diagram should I use?

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Here is an excellent web link plus two great books which address the question which diagram or chart should I use to effectively present information visually. With at least 40 types of diagram and new ones being added daily this is a very hot topic! Think Differently

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Teams and Nature: New Video

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Bioteams Features

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The 3 ways great teams make decisions : short video

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I spoke at the inaugural TEDx event in Belfast on March 23 on "The 7 secrets of High-Performing Teams". The 7 secrets of High Performing Teams.

2011 35

Online healthcheck complex project risk

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Image Source: [link]. WATCH EMBEDDED. Find out more about Michael Cavanagh. First and second order management techniques video. Think Differently

Prime Minister declares war on public sector procurement

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Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters. Such collaborations are described in detail in my book The Networked Enterprise. News & Media

Instant guide to LinkedIn

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As an added-bonus also included is a similar guide to Facebook for the same audience! Social Networking

Astute Labs: Community Engagement through Mobile Apps

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Mobile Devices

The Power of Trust and Mistrust

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When trust levels are high, so is the quality and performance of business and the reverse is also true. News & Media