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  1. ProducerJim 🐝 Cody

    Jim 🐝 Cody

    12/07/2017
    Self-Directed Work Teams Are More Productive
    Self-Directed Work Teams Are More ProductiveA self-directed work team (SDWT) is a group of people, usually employees in a company, who combine different skills and talents to work without the usual managerial supervision toward a common purpose or goal. Typically, an SDWT has somewhere...
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    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    13/07/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Jim 🐝 Cody Your #6 is most important for my personality. Over and over throughout my life, I have always been a guru and it has work. Yet, I have learned that it doesn't work in a team. Team usually already have a system in place. So the question for me usually was, "I am willing to learn or change to benefit from this team or keep working alone?" Sometimes it was harder then seemed. I would join a team, and keep doing something my why and have to realize that it didn't work until I came to my senses and say to myself, "okay, I am ready to learn this."
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    13/07/2017 #5 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #4 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Self-Directed is probably the most appropriate because they are almost never self-organized. They are usually started by management and trained on how to work together especially concerning managing budget.
    I just wish more companies would use this in their organizations however; upper and middle management is unwilling to empower the employees for fear of losing control. When using these methods companies can eliminate some layers of management and this is their greatest fear.
    Many thanks, for your comment.
    Buzz on!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/07/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The findings you report on the productivity of self-directed teams re impressive @Jim 🐝 Cody and shows that self-directed teams are the way to go. I apply the same in my office. I have very stable working staff who work with growing understanding and respect.
    I wonder why we coin so many different names for same things. I believe self-directed teams, self-organized teams and bioteams mean the same thing, unless I am unaware of some "secrets"
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    13/07/2017 #3 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #1 👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    13/07/2017 #2 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @David B. Grinberg Many thanks,
    David B. Grinberg
    12/07/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice blogging buzz, Jim. It's all about teamwork, that's how worker bees collectively build hives. No one does it alone. Keep buzzing, my dear friend!
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Lance 🐝 Scoular @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
  2. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Flying like a bee - The largest wind tunnel in Europe - El túnel de viento más grande de Europa
    Flying like a bee - The largest wind tunnel in Europe - El túnel de viento más grande de EuropaMe, flying like a bee ! Indoor skydiving in Europe's biggest wind tunnel in Madrid Madrid Fly's tunnel dimensions are bigger than average. The flight chamber is the largest in Europe known to date, with 4.6 meters of diameter (15ft) and...
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    Simone Luise Hardt
    30/06/2017 #39 Simone Luise Hardt
    #32 lol Yogesh :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    30/06/2017 #38 Simone Luise Hardt
    #33 lol Jerry :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    30/06/2017 #37 Simone Luise Hardt
    #34 lol Virag :) you too have a lovely day/evening today :*
    Simone Luise Hardt
    30/06/2017 #36 Simone Luise Hardt
    #35 lol Ashley :) have a lovely day/evening today :* oh and btw. all bees can fly ;)
    Ashley Marie Taylor
    05/06/2017 #35 Ashley Marie Taylor
    Fly Javier! Fly!
    Virag🐝 G.
    05/06/2017 #34 Virag🐝 G.
    I am a little jealous. Just a little. :-D
    Jerry Fletcher
    04/06/2017 #33 Jerry Fletcher
    Javier, Fighting stress with adrenalin. Can I get that on a t-shirt please?
    Yogesh Sukal
    04/06/2017 #32 Yogesh Sukal
    Flying like a bee 🙂
    This is totally relevant. 👍

    Plus good for people who dont want to jump from the plane and still want to experience Skyfall.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/06/2017 #31 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    That is Crazy Good !
    Simone Luise Hardt
    04/06/2017 #30 Simone Luise Hardt
    #21 lol :) Faith :) just do it ;) have faith ;) in yourself :) and the operator(s) of that wind tunnel in Canada of course ;)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    04/06/2017 #29 Simone Luise Hardt
    #22 hahahhah lol ;) Bill :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    04/06/2017 #28 Simone Luise Hardt
    #24 it´s always a question of money ;) Javier :) even "cultivated" wind isn´t for free lol ;)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    04/06/2017 #27 Simone Luise Hardt
    #25 yes :) Marianne :) you too have a lovely day & evening today :) Simone :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    04/06/2017 #26 Simone Luise Hardt
    wow ! I´d love to do that :) must be fun :) have a lovely day & evening today :) Simone :)
    Marianne Naughton
    04/06/2017 #25 Marianne Naughton
    Looks fun Javier https://www.pinterest.com/pin/232850243216967065/
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/06/2017 #24 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #23 @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven you can fly as long as you want. It is a question of money 🐝🐝🐝
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    03/06/2017 #23 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Javier 🐝 beBee how long was your fly for? In this wind tunnel can you free fall for as long as you want unlike traditional skydiving? I have only done that once, but the free fall was what I enjoy the most.
    Faith West
    03/06/2017 #21 Faith West
    That looks like great fun. We have a wind tunnel near Toronto, Canada and I have not been tempted to try it, but now, I wonder ... Hmmmm!
  3. ProducerAnne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    2 Hour Team Building: What's up with that?
    2 Hour Team Building: What's up with that?I have had a question for quite some time now. In fact, I have written a number of blog posts about it and finally wrote one that asked:What’s up with the 2 Hour Team Building? I really hope that some executives will weigh in because I don't get...
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    Donna Wood
    25/03/2017 #9 Donna Wood
    #8 Toronto is a beautiful city. My son-in-law almost took a job there a couple of years ago. Part of me wishes he had, so he and my daughter could experience a different part of the world ~ yet not so far from home. :D
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    24/03/2017 #7 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Yes, everything you say is true Donna. They need to focus on team building that helps with revenue generation like Visexecutaries. Just realizing I should add the video to the post..
    Donna Wood
    24/03/2017 #6 Donna Wood
    Ever since the 2008 exposure of the billions of dollars spent each year on executive travel and retreats, many companies have put the brakes on spending in the training category. The investors were concerned about taking employees away from the actual work of making a profit. When budgets were, and some still are, tight, culture building or development is considered a luxury expense rather than an integral foundation building expense. Executives are in a Catch 22 situation when it comes to wanting to provide the full training for employees, and having to explain the expense to profit-centered boards and investors.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    24/03/2017 #5 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Yes they are caleld bored rooms for a reason. Effective team building doesn't park people in their seats and yak at them for hours on end.

    I agree that feedback by email can be an helpful modern version of the suggestion box.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    24/03/2017 #4 Erroll -EL- Warner
    People get board attending meetings. They lost interest easily at gatherings. There should be a "talent team" made of associates who will solicit ideas and concerns from associates. Those concerns will be addressed by management. Feedback will be provided via email or in writing. Out standing ideas will be forwarded up the hierarchical managerial chain of command. Associates will be awarded for great ideas.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    23/03/2017 #3 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    @Javier 🐝 beBee Those are great benefits but almost impossible to deliver in a standalone 2 hour session.

    @Harvey Lloyd, I agree, team building as a stand-alone event is not very effective yet that is how most companies approach it.

    Team building does not have to be off-site to be effective. Now if you make it a 2 hours session every week or every other week for a few months with clear action items in between, that could work. Perhaps that is what we should be suggesting to time-strapped executives. Are we on the verge of coming up with a new model here? The hive is at work.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/03/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I love this idea, a 2 Hour Team Building !

    Some.benefits of team building can be:
    1. Improved Communication
    2. Develop Team Roles
    3. Time to Develop Skills
    4. Better Relationships
    5. The ability to maximize profitability by allowing individuals to better combine their skills to achieve more.

    and so on...
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/03/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    From a small business perspective and conversations with mid-level executives i can say that team building is a trust exercise that is difficult to do within a special envelope of time unless it is supported by the whole of the organization. In many of my discussions and execution of the team building i can say that the trust built is tested by participants in their real office environment with mixed results.

    Depending on schedule, need and priority to trust is typically broken when it involves "doing the right thing". Specifically as it applies to who/what will take the fall for not meeting some expectation.

    I agree with team building as a way to enhance the corporate culture but the culture has to be sound and lead by someone who is vigilant in creating the culture proposed.
  4. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Controlling Group Performance
    Controlling Group PerformanceArticle from Blog FreedomControlling group performance is an important but often misunderstood function of leadership. To some people, control implies that a  “whip-cracking boss” is in charge. Good control is far more subtle.A group needs control...
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  5. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Hive🐝Talk Special-Featuring Anne Thornley-Brown https://www.bebee.com/producer/@franci-hoffman/hive-talk-special-featuring-anne-thornley-brown

    Thank you for featuring me @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Hive🐝Talk Special-Featuring Anne Thornley-Brown
    www.bebee.com https://www.bebee.com/group/executive-team-building Executive Team Building Network A space for peer to peer executive interaction. Explores...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    11/03/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    You are most welcome, Anne.
  6. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    What does REAL team building look like? My interview on Events Uncovered TV.

    Blog post: https://corporateteambuilding.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/real-team-buildling
    〔Episode 266〕What does real team building look like? -Anne Thornley Brown
    〔Episode 266〕What does real team building look like? -Anne Thornley Brown INTERVIEW WITH ANNE THORNLEY-BROWN! Anne is the President of Executive Oasis International. Anne has shared her knowledge on: what real team building looks...
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  7. ProducerAnne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Can Team Building Boost Bottom Line Results & Pay For Itself?
    Can Team Building Boost Bottom Line Results & Pay For Itself?Long treated as a cost centre, team building can boost bottom line results.  With carefully selected revenue generating projects, it can more than pay for itself.  Here are 8 types of revenue -generating projects and initiatives that can be...
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    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    06/03/2017 #3 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Thank you both. It's the type of team building I like to offer. Bottom line value and lots of fun.
    Wayne Yoshida
    05/03/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    These are amazing! Sharing!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    05/03/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    These are very creative ideas, Anne. I shared this post for you.
  8. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    01/03/2017
    Bert Purdy
    4 Examples of Team Building Activities You Should Use Today
    intentionalemployee.com Team building activities come in many forms. They, as described, build teams. They help form a cohesive bond among each team...
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  9. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    24/01/2017
    Video: BubbleBall Team Building

    BubbleBall is a cross between sumo wrestling and soccer (futbol). Or described as "extreme soccer." But I think the laughter is the best way to describe this team building event.
    wayne yoshida Bubble Ball
    wayne yoshida Bubble Ball A team building exercise event. Sort of like a cross between soccer and sumo...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    26/01/2017 #15 Wayne Yoshida
    #11 Javier - YES! I suggest beBee Spain Ha vs USA staff challenge -- and broadcast live buzz!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/01/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    It's fun to watch! lol You're right, Wayne, the airbags make a great equalizer
    Maria Merino Oslara
    25/01/2017 #13 Maria Merino Oslara
    Hahahaha, @Wayne Yoshida.. it's super fun
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/01/2017 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    ¿ Cómo lo ves @Miguel Angel Hernandez Velasco ?
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/01/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #8 This seems to be funny to play ... LOL
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/01/2017 #9 Wayne Yoshida
    #8 Yes. The "air bags" make great equalizer! Fans all over the world would love watching the event via Live Buzz!
    John White, MBA
    24/01/2017 #8 John White, MBA
    #7 That would be amazing! USA vs Spain...LOL. I think the bubbles might actually negate Spain's superior soccer skill and team USA might have a chance. Ha, ha, ha! cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood.
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/01/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #6 Glad to make you laugh John!

    Hmmm. beBee Hq team building event?
    John White, MBA
    24/01/2017 #6 John White, MBA
    SO AWESOME! Got a good laugh. Thanks, @Wayne Yoshida.
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/01/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Jared - I have a bum knee so had to sit this event out. Great fun, hard workout. It is difficult because you cannot see your feet or the ball!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ sells YOU. Fast!
    24/01/2017 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ sells YOU. Fast!
    I'd heard about this and wanted to try it out!
    LOVE it!!
    Wayne Yoshida
    24/01/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    I wanted to do this with a live feed, but I didn't have a connection on my phone!
  10. ProducerAnne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Team Building Trends for 2017
    Team Building Trends for 2017As uncertainty and turbulence intensity in the global marketplace, some executives will recognize the need to give team members of their team real tools and strategies to deal with it. That is where team building can help. Just like last year,...
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  11. ProducerAnurag Harsh

    Anurag Harsh

    15/08/2016
    The Smart Way to Collaborate
    The Smart Way to CollaborateCollaboration is a fantastic concept. It evokes teamwork, functionality, and innovation. When we work together, amazing things can happen. The world is covered with examples. The pyramids of Egypt, the skyscrapers of New York City, probes sent off...
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    Juan Imaz
    15/06/2017 #5 Juan Imaz
    This is brillant! Many thanks @Anurag Harsh!
    George Murrow
    16/08/2016 #3 George Murrow
    I need to start my road n your lecture is one dynamic way I shall read. Thank you sir for the advices n ideas you have construed with this killer bee General Bebo n ma hope also send their regards.
    George Murrow /hobounivercity.com
    Steve Brady
    15/08/2016 #2 Steve Brady
    Makes a lot of sense to me, Anurag! Thanks for the buzz!
    mohammed khalaf
    15/08/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    If you want to seek their advice - they'll appreciate your desire to grow as an employee. If possible, find a mentor. A more experienced colleague who can offer you valuable advice. He or she can also advocate for you when you are being considered for a promotion. Notice how things get done, think about the values of the company, and gain an understanding of the culture of the organization.
  12. ProducerDeb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The simple but complex secret of what makes teams work well
    The simple but complex secret of what makes teams work wellEngagement in the workplace is at an all-time low. People are tired of talking heads. They’re bored in the boardroom and distracted by smartphones and apps. What if there are other ways to connect deeply, inspire creativity and encourage...
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    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2016 #12 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #10 Hi @Claudio Vetica thank-you for your thoughtful comments. Yes, goal alignment is very important. When we create safety we can talk about goal alignment openly and share our differences until we find commonality.
    Claudio Vetica
    24/07/2016 #10 Claudio Vetica
    i impressed how clear is your idea, i like it and agree with you, starting from safety, company should reach a level of real connection. I think next step should be "goal alignment ". in a matrix organization now, more than in the past, you find some different trend and goal sometimes in contrast each with other. safe workplace in a ggod achievement always in challenge, but safe relationship will be a primary challenge, and at all levels!
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2016 #9 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank-you for your gentle, kind words. We all need to feel safe to do be able to do anything in the world. we can take responsibility for our own safety and also consider how is what I am doing, saying and being impacting on someone else's feeling of safety.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2016 #8 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #6 Yes Exactly Sue Chien Lee = wonderful to meet you.
    Sue Chien Lee
    19/07/2016 #7 Sue Chien Lee
    Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. In you we trust.
    Sue Chien Lee
    19/07/2016 #6 Sue Chien Lee
    "People are more likely to take a risk and offer unique ideas, the more they feel safe, accepted and have a sense of belonging.
    -- Deborah Lange"

    Great post @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    "People are more likely to take a risk and offer unique ideas, the more they feel safe, accepted and have a sense of belonging.
    -- Deborah Lange"

    Great post @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee -- glad to meet you! Close
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/07/2016 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee- love this post and I feel "safe" to comment. I quote you "Now is the time to take safety to the level of emotional and psychological safety". Absolutely, and safety must be achieved at all levels and dimensions. Safety beings engagement and this in turn promotes cooperation. As I am writing now a buzz on factors that affect human behavior, I must say that very few references included the effect of feeling safe on behaviors. You buzz highlight a crucial point and I am sharing it proudly, Deb.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/07/2016 #4 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #3 yes learning who to trust and who not to is critical. It sounds like you have very good intuitive skills!
    Brian McKenzie
    19/07/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    I have extremely low levels of trust, and I have been rewarded time and time again for not stepping into a disfunctional team, organization, relationship, conflict or country. I work on solutions as an outsider - direct report to C-Suite, I am not a member of your team, org chart or happy snazzy mission statement....nor am I blinded by them. And you can implement my risk assessments and mitigations or not. I paid by project - do as you will, but often - if the org fails to make changes, I will bet against them. * PS I cleaned up on Enron, it is how I funded my house downpayment and renovations.....pity I wasn't watching the housing market as close as the energy market - i got severely screwed on that - I no longer trust banks, real estate, derivative markets, the Fed, nor stock market.....nor most things apple pie, baseball, hot dogs or Chevrolet.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/07/2016 #2 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #1 Yes Laurent, however, some Managers believe it is up to the employee to create their own safety, or if they agree safety is important, many are unaware of how what is said and done results in intimidation and lack of emotional safety. Management need to look with new eyes of the process of their interactions, the how, not just the what. In fact, there is a whole new suite of expertise Management requires which is being acutely aware of patterns of behaviour and consequences to the fulfilment and performance of teams.
    Laurent Boscherini
    19/07/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Thank you Deb Lange for sharing your insightful and educational post.
    I am totally agree with the Google result, as the first step of human management efficiency.
  13. ProducerIgor Topalov

    Igor Topalov

    06/07/2016
    Jobs' loyalty is no longer valueable? It is time for Transformation.
    Jobs' loyalty is no longer valueable? It is time for Transformation.I found today in my mailbox letter from Lisa Rangel titled as “I’m a slave to my job” that tells sad story of unemployed woman. This letter ends in the following way: ==+ excerpt Prioritizing yourself is a choice. Putting your company...
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  14. ProducerIgor Topalov

    Igor Topalov

    05/07/2016
    Fostering collaborative leader-less teams  – Small units’ tactic #3
    Fostering collaborative leader-less teams – Small units’ tactic #3Dinosaurs became extinct because they were not quite agile to adapt to ever changing conditions of our planet. They were ferocious giants dominating entire planet, but, small mammals sneaked out from nowhere and stolen their glory and power.....
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  15. ProducerIgor Topalov

    Igor Topalov

    27/06/2016
    “Explicit leadership” Vs. “Implicit governance” or how to get 200% growth on 20% investment – Small Units’ tactic #2
    “Explicit leadership” Vs. “Implicit governance” or how to get 200% growth on 20% investment – Small Units’ tactic #2If you opened this article to get more advises about leadership – close it immediately! You will not find herein any spells with magic words “woulda, shoulda, coulda” and final preaching for “more balanced approach”.  Before we move further I’d like...
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    Igor Topalov
    27/06/2016 #4 Igor Topalov
    I've meant - that nonetheless I've been invited in as an IT consultant, not management consultant - I needed to contribute to improving of overall developers teams efficiency and proficiency! Yes, it took a lot of efforts to get access to ears of upper management and get them to support this idea, but it really worth it! At least you know that in order to trample out your traces other needs to step through them!
    Igor Topalov
    27/06/2016 #3 Igor Topalov
    I've come to necessity of social dynamics implementation through very simple fact - without support majority of efforts would be wasted!
    Igor Topalov
    27/06/2016 #2 Igor Topalov
    Quite an opposite.. First of all - all outlined is adoption of pedagogical methods developed and implemented in the beginning of 20th century (Anton Makarenko and others) + some basics of "social dynamics". Some of those approaches were implemented (not to full extent I have to admit, but with my influence) at three locations and shown VERY positive results.. .
    Daniel Anderson
    27/06/2016 #1 Daniel Anderson
    It's always interesting to read articles on, let's say, nontraditional managerial methods. Thanks for sharing this @Igor Topalov.
  16. ProducerIgor Topalov

    Igor Topalov

    27/06/2016
    Formula of an ideal group – Small units’ tactic #1
    Formula of an ideal group – Small units’ tactic #1That one who doesn’t think about remote consequences, Very soon will be faced with immediate problems.ConfuciusMighty castle could not be built on sands. Even if some playful jinni will manage to set a castle in such way, quite soon a castle either...
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