Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development

The Bumble Bee

Sadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch. Mechanisms such as competitive business simulation games or other short team challenges. Team Leadership Development

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The Importance of Team Game Plans and RAPPORT

The Bumble Bee

Team Game Plans are essential when team is faced with a new and challenging task , such as a business simulation game. So to have RAPPORT in your team you need to quickly agree your team's: R OLES. How will we divide up the team responsibilities?

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Trending Sources

Top teams understand the 4 different types of Teamwork in Nature

The Bumble Bee

An effective team knows how and when to use each type - an ineffective team only uses one! For some a team is a group of people with a shared purpose. For others a team must also have a deadline. For others a team must also embody some degree of co-operative working.

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15 Principles of Business Game Design for team-based learning

The Bumble Bee

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

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

The Bumble Bee

By observing newly formed and existing teams playing business simulations I have learned some important insights into how team-working 'evolves' and offer here some specific ideas on how you might accelerate this evolution in your own organizational teams.

2016 61

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


I am starting to question the validity and merit of a good number of motives from companies to become successful social businesses, because in reality they aren’t. and Social Business are one of the main culprits why it’s taking us all so long to recover from this financial crisis?

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Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors


After all, I committed this year to get rid of the Social Business moniker for myself, remember?, So what are some other key characteristics from Open Business Champions? Open: Indeed, Open Business is about being just that: open.

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Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation


So far, the journey has been incredibly fascinating, if anything, because we are just about to enter the last stage of Social Business Adoption and Enablement: Adaptation. Social Business Mandates. ” Open Business #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0

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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams


So I thought I would go ahead and spend some time today covering those same 5 reasons she talked about extensively and build further up on some additional tips distributed teams could apply to help avoid those specific issues.

Social Business, Where Do You Stand?


A few days back, just before I embarked on to another business trip to both London (To attend and present at the #UCExpo event ) and Paris (To present at the Lotusphere Comes To You event ) – more on both of those wonderful events shortly!, So, dear social business, where do you stand?

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Slack: Be less busy

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The Sandwich Video team tried Slack. A love letter from Sandwich Video: Slack is a platform for team communication: everything in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. After you sign up, well send you an e-mail with a link to create your team.

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Teams and Nature: New Video

The Bumble Bee

I have collaborated with Jeff Peel and his Business Evidence Thought-Leadership blog to produce a new 4-minute video on Natural Teams - how we can use simple ideas from nature, sports teams and families to radically improve our work teams.

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Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

In describing the purpose of the report, Sam Marshall (Director) says: We want to move the focus away from reporting about platforms and onto reporting about how an intranet is being used from a business perspective: Who is engaged?

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Six easy pieces for "Virtual Team Success"

Endless Knots

Virtual Team Success from Darleen Derosa and Richard Lepsinger is good stuff, based on research, and written by people who've been thinking about this topic for a while. Here you will find numerous research-based “devices” for clearing the hurdles that virtual teams present.

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections


I am thrilled to announce that Luis Suarez is joining my team as Lead Social Business Enabler for w3 and www Connections. Luis will be an excellent champion for the CIO office as he helps to communicate our direction of becoming a truly social business and what it takes to get there.

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Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams

The Bumble Bee

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina recently published a useful white paper on the topical area of developing skills for virtual teams. What I found most interesting was the section on Virtual Team Challenges. Virtual TeamsIt is available online and in PDF.

Business Can’t Succeed in a World That’s Failing


One of my favourite topics du jour is that one of the Future of Work and, more specifically, how the world of Social Networking is helping redefine it by provoking one of the most profound business transformations we have lived through in our entire history.

2012 97

How Do I Use OneDrive for Business?

Michael Sampson - Currents

At a recent meeting in Christchurch one of the participants grumped about his experiences with moving to Office 365, and in particular OneDrive for Business. He was the owner of a small business, and he had moved all of his files into OneDrive for Business (which if I recall correctly was 50 GB of data), and then gave access to the various folders to staff members. All business-related content should be in a SharePoint document library.

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How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business


In the recent past I have been blogging over here a couple of times already on some of the amazing piece of work that BASF ( disclaimer: An IBM customer) has been doing over the course of the last year or so on becoming a Social Business and behave and act as such.

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Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent


A norm that will start becoming contagious from business to business, from customer to customer and so forth. Now who couldn’t resist embarking on such a liberating experience, as a business?

2011 59

Aligning Collaboration with Business Processes

Portals and KM

The reported noted that, “only 9% of businesses report that collaboration technology has impacted their time-to-market for new products, with improved innovation and partner relationships also ranking low on the list.”

2011 52

New Addition to the Ant’s Eye View Silicon Valley Leadership Team: Todd Shimizu

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Mostly large enterprises, our clients are reinventing how they do business and connect with their customers, at scale. To that end, we’re excited to announce the continued growth of our Silicon Valley presence by introducing a new senior leader on our team: Todd Shimizu.

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The team with one member

The Bumble Bee

I am the team! Crowd intelligence does not work for most other forms of co-operative work - just putting a group of footballers on a pitch will not make them a good team. This is the title of a chapter in Why Teams don't work by Robbins and Finley.

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The Future of the WorkPlace – Social Business


Or not… Welcome to Social Business! We find people to team up with to get the job done with the right technology. It’s just around the corner, if not there already … Welcome to Social Business!

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities


Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

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Silos Kill Business

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a recent blog post, he talks about how silos kill business , and recommends tighter communication / coordination / collaboration instead: “ If there’s been one overarching theme I’ve heard in dozens of discussions with people the past few months at various conferences, it’s this: so many businesses have put various marketing components in silos that never communicate. Incongruous communications that confuse the customer and deter the prospect from doing business with you.

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Great Team Leaders: Chess or Draughts players?

The Bumble Bee

According to Marcus Buckingham in his book The one thing you need to know mediocre leaders think of each of their team members as draughts pieces (interchangeable) but good leaders think of them as chess pieces (unique). musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

One book at the top of the pile was Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs. Rawn is best practices lead in the Social Software Enablement team in IBM Software Group. The 2006 one drew 150,000 business partners.

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New High-Performing Teams Online Game

The Bumble Bee

I have been thinking for a long time about developing an online game for High-Performing Teams which was complex enough to be useful but simple enough to be usable! To explore the thinking behind the A4 High-Performing Team Game or to play the demo.

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The Future of Open Business At Stake


and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. “ I suppose I know now where a good number of those social business evangelists are hanging out nowadays.

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The 3 ways great teams make decisions : short video

The Bumble Bee

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. 6 - Fast Co-invention via good team decision-making.

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Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

The second factor in successful change leadership is creating a clear, compelling business case for change. Workers are more likely to change when the business case is obvious, specific and urgent. Business cases like this one get attention.

2014 61

Social Business Forum Highlights – Reinventing Conference Events


As mentioned in previous blog posts, here I am, once again, putting together this particular series of articles detailing some of the various highlights from the recent Social Business Forum event held in Milan, Italy, on June 8th, that I attended and presented at.

2011 63

Biology and High Performance Teams

The Bumble Bee

Listen to Ken Thompson and Lisa Kimball answer questions on how biological thinking can be used to make teams, networks, communities and groups more effective on a live call hosted by The Plexus Institute. musicians/bands, sports teams, film-makers) and good cause sponsors (e.g.

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Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind


owork ) by which we are seeing a fundamental shift from measuring individual performance by your mere presence at the office cubicle to measuring network / community / team performance based on the results you get to produce in a collaborative and open manner.

Evernote Business at Get IT Comms

Michael Sampson - Currents

Its Evernote Business service adds better support for team collaboration, including the ability to share Business Notebooks that remain owned by the business, and that are separate from a user’s personal notebooks.

CrossFit for Business

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nicholas proposes applying the ideas of CrossFit to business : Cross-fit is a high intensity interval training methodology and is brilliant for those who want to get really, really fit. How about cross-fit for business? As organisations increasingly build silos, departments are not always fully aware of what their colleagues really do and certainly don’t always respect the work of other teams.

TEN Great Bioteams Exercises for High-Performing Teams

The Bumble Bee

Bioteams is a modern approach to teams, networks and communities who need to operate with high levels of agility and autonomy through different working practices and by exploiting the latest web2.0 Mental Models : The power of "mental models" in impacting positive (and negative) team outcomes.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Social Business on the Shoulders of Giants


Let’s see… How about Social Business is not something entirely new, we already knew about it from before. Awakening of Business! Really worth while having a look, if only to check out how those other businesses are becoming, and living, social.

2011 59

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business


Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

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