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How nature optimises its teams: small is beautiful but big is powerful

How nature optimises its teams: small is beautiful but big is powerful
Nature has a way of automatically right-sizing a group to tackle the job at hand. Just like the Russian Matryoshka Dolls (dolls within dolls), small groups link into bigger ones, which in turn link into still bigger ones. In this follow-up article to "Why penguins have no commanding officer" and "Did ants invent the perfect system for communicating via mobile technology?", Ken Thompson writing for NESTA explores what we can learn about teamwork and group/community size from nature's most successful teams.

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Personal relationship ecosystems: learning from the Muppets!

Personal relationship ecosystems: learning from the Muppets!
The current focus on 'social networking' might make us think we should spend most of our efforts warming up distant relationships and creating new ones. However it would be a big mistake to neglect the relationships we already have. We can learn a lot about relationship ecosystems from Jim Henson the inventor of the Muppets.

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New Digital Business Ecosystems Book: Download it free

New Digital Business Ecosystems Book: Download it free
The European Commission have recognised the massive strategic economic importance of Digital Business Ecosystems by publishing a hugely impressive multi-disciplinary book (240 pages) which seems to resonate with my own implementation-oriented ideas on Bioteams and The Networked Enterprise and merits detailed study by anyone interested in the convergence of business networks, digital technology and systems/ecosystems thinking. Download it free.

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Innovative Organic Leadership model from New Zealand

Innovative Organic Leadership model from New Zealand
The Tipu Ake Lifecycle is based on the analogy of a tree growing in a forest and subject to "pests" which try to constrain it, "birds" which plant the seeds for long term future for the species and "poisons" which inhibit the process of germination.

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Forming groups makes sense ecologically

Forming groups makes sense ecologically
The National Science Foundation, October 24, 2007, reports that scientists have found that being social and forming groups is a powerful protection against prey extinction.

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Social networks underpin creativity

Social networks underpin creativity

We often have in our head the stereotype of the brilliant but solitary artist or writer who cannot, or will not, work with anyone else but is this the whole story on creativity and innovation?


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Social networking and relationship ecosystems

Social networking and relationship ecosystems

The current focus on ‘social networking’ might make us think we should spend all our efforts warming up distant relationships and creating new ones. However it would be a big mistake if we neglected the relationships we already have. We can learn a lot about relationship ecosystems from Jim Henson the inventor of the Muppets.


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The biological nature of business networks

The biological nature of business networks

Harvard Professor Marco Iansiti predicts that the future business competition will not be between companies or even supply chains but between networks.


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Leaders use 3 types of networking: operational, personal and strategic

Leaders use 3 types of networking: operational, personal and strategic

I was just about to write a post on the excellent article "How Leaders Create and Use Networks” from the latest issue of the Harvard Business Review when I discovered Jay Cross had beaten me to it!



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Fact: Biological organisations live longer

Fact: Biological organisations live longer

One of the most compelling reasons why organisations, enterprises, teams and communities should adopt biological principles is that they will live much longer if they do!


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Biological ecosystems: what business teams must learn

Biological ecosystems: what business teams must learn

When a new enterprise enters its market it must quickly find a viable niche in its business ecosystem or it will not survive. Similarly for cross-functional teams in major organisations : if the team does not find a value niche in that organisation's overall ecosystem then it will not deliver its potential. Amazingly certain key concepts in biological ecosystems transfer immediately into the business world.


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Bioteams Glossary

Here is a number of terms definitions that relate to bioteaming and virtual teams.

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