Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development

The Bumble Bee

Team Leadership DevelopmentSadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch.

2017 60

Developing on Cloud Time

Michael Sampson - Currents

The agility of cloud time development is great, but then so is the stability of non-cloud time development cycles. One of the promises of cloud services is that you always have the latest stuff available.

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Blog>> Taxonomy Development Infographic

Green Chameleon

Here is a poster design I’ve been working on for a while – it summarises the empirical, evidence based taxonomy development process we recommend. This is the link to an A4 pdf version. This is the link to an A3 pdf version. We’re going to look at costs/prices for printing this on high quality poster paper and shipping it if there’s a demand. Let us know

2012 70

Blog>> Developing a KM Maturity Assessment that Supports Action Planning

Green Chameleon

They can just be paper exercises to support a check-box mentality rather than supporting a real capability development. Developing_a_KM_Maturity_Assessment_v2.pdf I have always been very cautious about KM Maturity Assessments. They carry a lot of assumptions about how KM should be implemented, that may not always be true for everybody. They often have features that get in the way of action planning that really matches the need of the organisation concerned.

2017 49

A free Leadership Development Benefits Estimator Tool

The Bumble Bee

" How do you justify investment a specific people development activity (e.g. Secondly you identify the key skills of the leader, their current levels and the target improvements in these levels expected from the specific Leadership Development intervention you are planning.

2014 42

"Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams"

Endless Knots

And then something like this comes through, "Developing Real Skills. A lot of virtual team research crosses my screen, most of which is earnest and much of which is the equivalent of a Sunday-night eat-up of what's in the refrigerator. Collaboration Telecommuting Virtual Teams

Developing a Strategic Approach to Microsoft Office 365 (my slides)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I presented at the Christchurch SharePoint User Group meeting on Developing a Strategic Approach to Microsoft Office 365. Agenda Topic – Developing a Strategic Approach. My slides from that session are above. Presentation flow (slides): 1. Title slide. About Michael and what I do for clients. Agenda. Office 365 offers many features. Tactical approaches emphasise short term gains. A strategic approach is different. 12-13. Examples of tactical vs. strategic questions.

2015 49

Is “development 2.0? the same as “agile international development”?

Net-Map Toolbox

As a response to my earlier post about agile international development, Mitchell Toomey of UNDP invited me to join their discussion forum around “development 2.0″ ″ which basically looks at what development projects can learn from the way that successful web 2.0

Developing digital literacies in practice


Last week I took part in The Guardian Higher Education Network 's Developing Digital Literacy in HE live chat. The topics have been identified and developed in discussion with schools and with a range of individuals, governing bodies and working groups.

Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South

Joitske Hulsebosch

Over the past half year I facilitated a social media capacity building trajectory for a group of 14 development organisations (and 2 networks) in countries like Vietnam, Mali, Bolivia etc., So those are good entry points to leverage social media for your own purposes as a development NGO.

2011 58

Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

Net-Map Toolbox

First time-use of a Net-Map-procedure in a culture development process. With the decision to perform a network analysis, the Institute for Cultural Policy entered new territory within the framework of cultural development processes.

Visual Camp – or developing “Policy in Pics”

Social Reporter

Earlier this week I spent an evening in the Treasury, Whitehall, talking not about the economy but about how visuals and other creative approaches may be used to develop and communicate policy.

Dialogic Organization Development and Transformational Change

Networking Action

Dialogical Organization Development is a label Bob Marshak and I have … Blog Change By Gervase Bushe – Simon Fraser University. This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.

2013 31

What can knowledge interventions contribute to development?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I pointed out my belief in the power of south-south learning to increase the impact of development efforts. I explained my vision that in my idea the counterpart model in development (the northern expert working with a southern person for a longer period of time) has disappeared because it is not how people learn and change happens. Can we in the Netherlands also learn from developing countries? social change development knowledge management

To Develop a Community, Think Network First

Online Community Strategy

a helpful answer must be developed in the context of the host organization and their extended network and 2.) I believe we need a new and more holistic approach to develop modern communities – communities that are a significant evolution of the current support and Q&A-based silos.

2016 27

Stop Runaway Software Development Projects - The BrainYard

Michael Sampson - Currents

My latest article for The BrainYard has just been published: Stop Runaway Software Development Projects : " Software development projects have a long history of running over schedule and budget.

Develop creativity and empathy through opposing perspectives

Joitske Hulsebosch

I found a book which divides the learning professional in personal and professional development. I have been rethinking my focus. I started working within the framework of knowledge management and communities of practice.

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Collaborating for Impact in Large Development Organizations

Full Circle Associates

It was our sense that we needed to look at the problem differently, with an appreciation for complexity and the diverse contexts across large international development organizations. collaboration complexity international development

2015 13

Developing Large Systems Change Leadership

Networking Action

For a recording of the webinar described below, go here. Slides are available here. For more information about the Academy, go here. For access to the toolbox described in the webinar, go here. Presenter: Klaus Althoff … Net Dev

2014 21

How-to Guides>> How To Develop a Taxonomy

Green Chameleon

Here is a poster design I’ve been working on for a while – it summarises the empirical, evidence based taxonomy development process we recommend.

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Developing the Ecosystem for Financing Transformation with the SDGs: A Foundation and Science View

Networking Action

Transformation requires substantial investment in the change process: experimenting and identifying transformative solutions, creating capacity, and sustaining the actual change effort over the many years the process requires. A webinar will focus on the these issues and the role of … Net Dev

2017 30

Blog>> A Prezi on the Taxonomy Development Poster

Green Chameleon

Here’s an interactive version of the Taxonomy Development Poster I posted yesterday: How to Build a Taxonomy on Prezi

2012 31

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. It is available online and in PDF. What I found most interesting was the section on Virtual Team Challenges. Virtual Teams

Bioteams develops unique Social Media Impact Forecasting Simulator

The Bumble Bee

I am pleased to announce the development of a unique Business Social Media Impact Forecasting Simulator which provides a simple but scientific approach to developing clear and credible forecasts of the impact including financial benefits of social media campaigns before they are undertaken.

Where is the Cooperation in International Development and Cooperation

Full Circle Associates

The advantages of developing your own toolkit (or platform, strategy, bibliography, taxonomy etc.) The fact that the toolbox is developed together with internal as well as external expertise means that staff know who they can follow-up with for advice and support on when and how to use them.

The Prisoners Dilemma, Trust, Cooperation and Effective Teams

The Bumble Bee

Team Leadership DevelopmentImage Source: Chalkdust Magazine. I have been reading Lord Sacks daily thoughts "Celebrating Life" and was impressed by his piece on "The Prisoners Dilemma" which I have written about previously and in my new book.

2017 64

Adapting agile development to virtual teams

Endless Knots

This one's for the developers out there: " The Paradox of Agile PM and Virtual Team s " by Dr. David F. As I am not a developer, I'm ready to take some heaved tomatoes for getting this wrong technically get the picture.

Network Mapping for personal development – a retreat for women

Net-Map Toolbox

I have been exploring the power of Net-Map for personal development and happiness for a few years now. If you allow the wind to lift you up, you can fly (picture by Dan Markeye).

Develop Your Networked Business Pilot in Less Than an Hour: Worksheet

Online Community Strategy

This process is another element of a concept I am calling “Network Thinking” I’ve developed a short exercise to help organizations think through ideas, threats and opportunities, and develop a simple plan to start pilot programs.

2016 28

IBM Rational Offers Collaboration and Innovation within Software Development

Portals and KM

IBM Rational is an open software development platform that supports sharing and interactions among software and systems design and development teams. She began as a developer and has moved through strategy and operations. 

Top teams understand the 4 different types of Teamwork in Nature

The Bumble Bee

To do this they developed a rigourous but practical way to assess whether particular group activities constitute ''teamwork''. For example, take a look at the way your team does Collaborative Document Development. Bioteams Features Team Leadership Development

2014 99

What is important in knowledge sharing for innovation in development?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Next monday I will have an interview with a journalist of a magazine about international development cooperation ( Vice Versa ). What knowledge to share, how to share, and what needs to be done for innovation in international development cooperation? ". development development2.0

Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement - Community Development Across Canada


community GS

The Web2.0 Business Development System

The Bumble Bee

Based on hard-won experience I have pulled together a comprehensive model to help enterprises exploit the full power of all the great tools available (mostly free) to turbo-charge ALL their outbound, inbound and two-way sales and marketing communications.

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For innovation: Amplify the low signal

Net-Map Toolbox

My work often involves getting familiar with a new country and sector in a short amount of time, discussing challenges with many different stakeholders and together developing and implementing strategies for change. Crow brings the daylight, by Ruth Meharg.

2016 64

Twitter for School Staff Professional Development


All school staff benefit from engagement with continuing professional development (CPD) – keeping up to date in their subject and curriculum area, and in teaching approaches and methods. Developing your Personal Learning Networks (PLN) on Twitter.

The Importance of Team Game Plans and RAPPORT

The Bumble Bee

Team Leadership DevelopmentTeam Game Plans are essential when team is faced with a new and challenging task , such as a business simulation game.

2016 53

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

The Bumble Bee

Accelerating Team Development. If you put in place these 3 ingredients I firmly believe, based on what I have seen, that you can help teams in your organization develop team-working skills in a much faster timescale than would be possible using other methods.

2016 61

How “Membranes” Build Great Organizations

Alchemy of Change

Organizational boundaries are the bridge between organizational development and the new field of engagement.

2011 142

Own it – with a smile

Net-Map Toolbox

career coaching exploring new ideas facilitation musings Other people''s work personal development Uncategorized blame creative learning Owning it responsibility self confidence Smile (Picture by Alan Cleaver on flickr). How do you deal with situations you are not 100% comfortable with?

2013 96