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Joe Hirsch

Teams and the Magical Number 150 - 25 views

shared by Joe Hirsch on 19 Mar 17 - No Cached
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    What Gore-Tex discovered about optimal team size, and what educators can learn from it. http://bit.ly/2naA6wQ via @joemhirsch
Joe Hirsch

Want more from your team? Eat more cake. - 22 views

shared by Joe Hirsch on 12 Mar 17 - No Cached
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    The Golden State Warriors are one of the most dominant teams in the NBA. Now we know why. They eat a lot of cake. via @joemhirsch
Clint Heitz

CATME | Smarter Teamwork Tools - 0 views

      • Assigning students to teams:
        CATME Team-Maker
      • Self and peer evaluations and rating team processes:
        CATME Peer Evaluation
      • Training students to rate teamwork:
        CATME Rater Calibration
      • Training students to work in teams:
        CATME Teamwork Training
      • Making meetings more effective:
        CATME Meeting Support
      • Gather information from students and provide feedback to students.
      • Understand their student teams’ processes, team-members’ contributions, and students’ perspectives on their team experience.
      • Be aware of problems that are occurring on their students’ teams
      • Hold students accountable for contributing to their teams.
      • Use best practices when managing student team experiences.
Nigel Coutts

The rewards of highly collaborative teams - The Learner's Way - 2 views

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    Not that long ago I was a writer of interesting and engaging educational programmes. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. The programmes that I wrote and shared with a team of teachers were generally well accepted and the feedback offered was always politely positive. I enjoyed writing these programmes but in recent times I have enjoyed even more stepping away from this process and in doing so empowering the team of teachers that I learn with. The programmes that this team produces far exceed the quality I could ever have hoped to produce but more importantly the students are benefiting from their experience of highly engaged and thus engaging teachers.
Nigel Coutts

The Power of Teams - The Learner's Way - 31 views

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    Sometimes it is worth stating the obvious, giving time and thought to what we easily take for granted. In doing so we name the things we value most and give them the value they deserve. The value of teams is one such ideal, we know that teams have value, we probably even know what it feels like to be a part of a great team but too often we take this feeling as understood and don't stop to consider what makes it worth chasing.
Dorothy Minor

Team Maker - Chirag Mehta : chir.ag - 26 views

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    Team Maker by Chirag Mehta and Tamara Swedberg - create random teams and groups easily
Louise Lewis

The Art of Virtual Leadership - 4 Keys to Leading Remote Workers and Managing Virtual T... - 19 views

  • Many organizations believe that one of the biggest challenges they face when implementing a virtual office is managing mobile or remote workers. It is unfortunate that they let this perception stop them from reaping the many benefits of a more flexible workplace.
  • Remote management is not radically different from managing people on-site. The biggest difference is a shift in management style from "eyeball management" (assuming workers are being productive because you physically see them at their desks working) to managing by results.

    By learning to mange by results rather than activity, improving communication, and nurturing trust between managers and employees the whole organization benefits. In fact, virtual team managers have reported that their overall management skills increased for both on and off-site workers.
  • MANAGING BY RESULTS, NOT ACTIVITY One of the most common fears that managers and executives have when considering virtual teams is, "How do I know my employees will be working if I'm not there to watch them?" Well the simple answer is that you won't, not every minute. But realistically, you can't be sure they are really working every minute you see them in the office either; it is easy to confuse activity with productivity.

    A manager's job is to provide specific, measurable, and attainable goals for the remote employee so that he or she knows what must be done and when. These can include reports completed, number of calls made, and number of support issues resolved - or any other appropriate measure of job productivity.It is important that the employee and manager arrive upon a shared definition of the deliverables and timetable together. This ensures that everyone is on the "same page" and prevents miscommunication. It also ensures that the goals and expectations are realistic.

    A manager's value to an organization is as more of a coach and mentor, not an overseer. This move away from "eyeball management," and the resulting clearer definition of employee job responsibilities, is one of the major contributing factors to the improved productivity normally experienced with virtual teams.

    Shifting your focus to performance based management will help you build a more productive mobile workforce.
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    Manage by results
Christian King

Symphonical - Make it fun to get things done - 5 views

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    A team building tool that enables online collaboration. Seems very easy to use and powerful.
Amy Roediger

How Do You Play - 77 views

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    A free service with how-tos of many games.
Martin Burrett

Better Bracket Maker - 71 views

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    A simple site that makes tournament boards to see who will play who. Great for sports or competitions in class.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular
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