The strongest teams might be temporary

The best teams might be temporary, but their company’s success is enduring.

We often think of high-performance teans as long-term allies—a band of brothers in the organizational world. It takes a while for teams to move through the traditional phases of storming and norming before they start to really perform. It’s easy to assume that the longer a team is together, the better they’ll be at performing. But research into the inner workings of teams, particularly creative teams, suggests a different conclusion, one supported by experience from many of the most innovative companies: The best teams might temporary, with members forming around a given project and then going their separate ways to work on new projects.

 

 

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$500K Retrofit Housing Prize Competition Now Open for Team Registration

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Competition will range from community groups, to corporate teams, to int’l teams

On Tuesday evening the Longmont City Council gave the green light to DaVinci Quest CEO Karl Dakin to proceed with the 2010 Smarter, Safer, Greener House Competition where teams from around the world will compete to retrofit existing homes to maximum efficiency. DaVinci Quest is now issuing an open invitation for teams to sign up to compete for the $500,000 prize.

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Project Natal – Meeting Milo

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Meeting Milo

Serious groundbreaking technology here. I have always said that motion controls for gaming, no matter what tech you used to derive your motion control, was a complete dead end for gaming, unless someone developed a revolutionary method to make it essential for gaming.

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Teams Compete for $500K Prize in ‘Smarter, Safer, Greener House’ Competition

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Global teams will compete for $500k prize in
the ultimate home makeover contest

On Monday, Colorado-based DaVinci Quest announced a global competition that would invite teams to design and renovate environmentally friendly smart homes in Longmont, Colorado, and win a cash prize of up to $500,000. Team competition details after the jump.

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Russian Cheerleaders – A New Cultural Phenomenon

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Russian Cheerleaders – Establishing their own brand of elegance

Russian sports teams have long been some of the most competitive in the world, but the cheerleaders are just now making their way on to the world stage establishing a whole new style and provocative new standards. But they do add a whole new meaning to the word “titillating”.  (Pics)

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In The Business World Nice Guys Finish First, Study Shows

In The Business World Nice Guys Finish First According To Study 

Nice guys finish first in the business world 

When it comes to leading a team tasked with developing new products and bringing them to market, new research from North Carolina State University shows that being nice and playing well with others gives you a very real competitive advantage. One new study shows that project managers can get much better performance from their team when they treat team members with honesty, kindness and respect. A second study shows that product development teams can reap significant quality and cost benefits from socializing with people who work for their suppliers.

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A Little Known Sport: Underwater Hockey

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Here is a movie showing some freestyle underwater hockey 

A little known sport, underwater hockey is what some divers like to do during the winter months when the outside water is too cold for diving. The sport was invented in Great Britain during the 1950’s when some British divers were looking for ways to stay fit during the winter. The result: An intensive and beatiful sport practised around the world leaving us with some striking images.

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To Boldly Bike Where No Man Has Biked Before

 To Boldly Bike Where No Man Has Biked Before

Clearly 007 had to be watching in the background

Designed by a team at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire this ultimate boy toy can climb a 407mm vertical wall, go down a 40 per cent side slope and operate in up to 610mm of water. You can use it to drive over obstacles, cross rivers and do all the things you wouldn’t want to do while in the car yourself. (Video)
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