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99 Quotes on The Future of Innovation

http://blogs.sap.com/innovation/ - Business Innovation is the key ingredient for growth.

 

 

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Beyond Resilience: Givers, Takers, Matchers and Anti-Fragile Systems

    

Choices for High Performance Teams, Groups and Psuedo-Teams: Achievement Is How You Say It!


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Some fascinating facts on the world we live in now and how it is predicted to change.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:46 PM

From SAP, useful nuggets to consider trends and change, business design change.  ~  Deb

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What Can Swarms Teach Us About Teams and High Performance?

What Can Swarms Teach Us About Teams and High Performance? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

"Do you want your organization to behave in a more collaborative way? For better results, try taking some cues from nature."

 

The notion of “swarming” to assemble a cross-functional or cross-departmental team, could be considered a key factor in an organization’s ability to develop and thrive.

 

Gartner described a work swarm as a “flurry of collective activity” to deal with non-routine workplace problems or opportunities. Without this option, organizations can fall short in their quest to respond to stressors (or opportunities) in quickly changing internal and external environments.

 

....Building a pipeline of talent is imperative with swarming – but this should be developed in a manner that is meaningful. Mapping the skills and strengths of potential team players within relevant industries, becomes a critical goal.

 

Furthermore, teaming applications (like Jostle), can also help document the evolving skill sets of potential contributors.

 

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Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment    Team Shift & Change: Growing Team Performance in Membership, Control to Reach Goal    Defining High Performing Teams: Deb’s Upcoming Speaking Events


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:47 AM

If you want to jump start an exploration of swarming, look at large group methods  that are swarm friendly, including Open Space Technology - photos here.


Also, this article reminds me of the Membership, Control, Goal simple model that helps create movement & synergy in a team.


I'm encouraged by organizations looking seriously into swarming support and creating more  permeable boundaries around formerly rigid roles.   ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:23 AM

Agile Learning include teams including flexible, adaptable conditions, vs. more rigid hierarchies, that allow teams to develop.  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:07 AM

A post that gathered interest  right away on the Talent and Performance Development curation stream.  Note the key aspect, "non-routine" workplace problems or opportunities. "


Don't we all have these?  Are we ready to respond to non-standard events, "anti-fragile?"


From  Talent and Performance Development, which also features recent articles on performance metrics and management (reinvention.)

~  Deb