The very popular ‘Belbin’ team roles deserve a shout. With forming and dissolving project teams such a regular occurrence, anything to kick start the process…. Here’s a great sales video to why Belbin think it matters and a few more free resources on the Belbin web site
Thanks to ‘Wrike’ for commissioning this nice little picture and sparing me having to ring up all these important people to get their meeting tips ! Jeff Bezos’ tip reminds me of my diamond formation post….
Besides adding up to ‘100’ , this little ratio is behind a few learning strategies going out on projects I’m involved with this year. My reflection on this model, from the perspective of making change stick, is how to address the ‘70%’ in any organisation? The project team have almost 100% control over the 10% but for the ‘social’ … More 70:20:10
We hear a lot about ‘shadow IT’ like it’s some sort of sinister underground movement but for many business people it makes perfect sense . I can find a cloud-based tool for most of the functions I need to do my job. Designed for mobile/cloud usage, user-friendly, designed around service prinicples, low or free pricing, … More Shadow IT .. the frenemy ?
Slightly off topic & a plug for my friend & former colleague Julian Hamm’s latest publication ‘Why Do Astronauts Float – 50 Misconceptions Even Clever People Have About Popular Science’ Julian is the owner of Furry Elephant & author of the book. Furry Elephant started off with interactive educational software to teach and test you about ‘electricity’ – one of … More Furry Elephants and Floating Astronauts…
It feels counter-intuitive when you are in the cut and thrust of private industry but this is a nice video about how service design can improve even the dullest & most bureaucratic services – your interaction with the government Check out the video below Design Council vs UK.Gov
So your employer has to accept and channel this? See this article related to ‘Social working‘ from ‘Personnel Today’ In today’s smartphone society ‘control’ of social media is impossible unless you’re willing to block mobile phone data signals both in and around the place of work What role should your employer really play in your social life?