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Virtual Teaming Skills

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"Current research on virtual teaming indicates that it will continue to grow in importance globally across all sectors and institutions. Virtual teaming offers significant benefits to organizations with geographically distributed staff and stakeholders. However, a great gap exists between expectations and performance. Virtual teaming and leadership is simply more demanding than its live counterpart. The greatest challenge is loss of visceral human connection that comes with traditional face-to-face teaming. There’s a huge gap between management expectations and organizational performance vis-à-vis virtual teaming.  Global practice is outpacing research and development. There’s a growing need for more responsive types of online training expressly for virtual team formation and deployment."

 


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Tech Transformation: Design Thinking - part 1

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RT @nick_chater: Design Thinking - part 1 http://t.co/UdTkMUruRm

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Fresh Take On Skills Gap

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"Gary Beach, a technology industry veteran, takes on the much-debated subject of the skills gap in a new book. The skills gap, he argues, is really an education gap that has been building for decades

 

America, Mr. Beach writes, cannot compete with China or India in churning out engineers. Instead, the Untied States can thrive by being more innovative. Stronger math and science skills are needed, he writes, but so are other skills, which he calls the “5C’s — critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity and confidence.

 

“A nation,” Mr. Beach writes, “whose citizens excel in the 5C’s, but not math and science, is a nation of liberal arts majors! A nation of math and science wizards who can’t think, communicate, collaborate or create, is a nation of machines. The successful countries of the 21st century will, and must, do both well."


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Appreciative Inquiry & Constructionism

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Prelude's game design uniquely melds principles from two fields,Constructionism and Appreciative Inquiry. Constructionism is a theory developed by Seymour Papert at the MIT Media Lab. It holds that young people learn most effectively through the making and sharing of public objects. Papert uses the example of a sandcastle. During the co-design/creation process students gain hands-on experience and draw their own conclusions. This is meaning-making at its ideal. In the process, transformative learning occurs. 

 

Constructionist ideas link directly to Appreciative Inquiry as well as Prelude's design process. AI is the theory and practice of organizational transformation developed by David Cooperrider at Case Western University. It focuses on what works well and can be improved upon as opposed to what doesn’t. During the process, members co-create a picture of the positive future organization they imagine using images and words. Research shows that this helps people to actualize what they envision. In the AI field, this is called the Heliotropic Effect, a term borrowed from botany. 


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Cross-agency User Based Design learning | Think Place

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A series of intensive training workshops run by ThinkPlace on User Based Design thinking has proven how valuable a cross-agency approach can be. The Department of Internal Affairs, asked ThinkPlace to deliver an ...

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