FEB 2014.

CONTENTS

HOT SPOTS UPDATES

You can now sign up for FoW membership year round. Sign up now to participate in our upcoming Resilience and Purpose Masterclass. Contact Tina for more details.

Lynda Gratton’s new book, The Key, will be published later this year. We’ll be organising some exciting events to celebrate its launch, but in the meantime the book is available to pre-order through Amazon.com.

ARTICLES

PRE-ORDER LYNDA GRATTON’S LATEST BOOK

We’re really excited about Lynda Gratton’s latest book, The Key – How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World's Toughest Problems. The book tackles many of the issues facing today’s corporations, including how to develop the internal and external resilience needed to survive in an increasingly destabilised environment, and how best to manage their position in the world and their relationship with local communities. More

EXPLORING MEGA-TRENDS WITH GEA

Emma was in Dusseldorf earlier this month delivering one of our new workshop formats for GEA, combining our latest research, insights from the Future of Work Research Consortium and company-specific data.

Starting with an overview of the mega-trends affecting the world of work, the workshop also provided an opportunity to view these trends in the context of the Future of Work Research Consortium benchmarked dataset, the corporate community as a whole and GEA’s own specific challenges. More


JOIN US FOR COLLABORATION WEEK

Another great reason to look forward to spring is our Collaboration Week, a programme of collaboration-themed content and events taking place between 14th and 17th April 2014. Starting with a webinar focused on the way our increasingly digital world is making collaboration vitally important, Collaboration Week will also include a tweetjam and a free public pop-up event at Somerset House, where visitors can participate in collaboration activities, discuss their collaboration needs and learn about the latest collaboration techniques through a series of lightning talks.

For more information and to receive a full events listing, please contact sarahlouise@hotspotsmovement.com.

HOT SPOTS COMMENTARY -
BOUNDARY SPANNING IN BRAZZAVILLE

by Tina Schneidermann, COO, Hot Spots Movement

According to the Hot Spots Performance Model on the power of collaborative teams, one of the key ingredients of successful collaboration is boundary spanning. It means stretching across the boundaries of groups, functions and organisations to further the creation of ideas.

Earlier this month, I was reminded of how powerful boundary-spanning is in developing innovative and highly creative solutions. I was part of the team organising the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Brazzaville Peace Protocol, which mandated the withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola, paving the way for Namibia's independence through the New York Accords. More

SUSHI SURGERY?

While reading the FT last week, we were really pleased to come across a mention of how games by Hot Spots friend Knack are being put to good use. A Knack game called Wasabi Waiter is being used by some US hospitals to select surgeons using subtler criteria than education and experience. The game has helped hospitals select resident surgeons who can demonstrate they are hardworking team players as well as meeting academic and professional criteria. Great piece!!

FULFILLING THE POTENTIAL OF VIRTUAL WORLDS

At our New Ways of Working workshop in October, we were really pleased to have Darren Keegan, of Tycoon Systems, give a talk about virtual worlds and the benefits they offer to businesses. Many of us are puzzled by the popularity virtual world tools being so low when research shows they improve collaboration and interaction between virtual teams. Darren has written a great article about the factors that have affected the uptake of virtual reality technology as well as the reasons why using it makes great sense. Read Darren’s article now on our blog.

WHO’S IN OUR NETWORK? – JAN HILLS

One of the people we’ve been talking to a lot lately is neuroscience researcher Jan Hills from Head Heart + Brain. Our connection with Jan is a great example of the value of networking - we met her when she joined one of our client jams, and were really inspired by her perspective on neuroscience and performance management.

Jan is a real-life boundary-spanner – her research represents a totally different world from corporate HR, but her insights are extremely valuable for business and organisations. Jan has done a lot of research into the way the human brain responds to change - findings that many companies are now using to improve their performance management processes. Jan has also recently appeared in our FoW gazette and will be contributing to our FoW webinar on neuroscience and wellbeing. We're really pleased to have her in our network.

GET INVOLVED IN COLLABORATION MONTH

March 18-April 17 is Collaboration Month here at the Hot Spots Movement. There are plenty of ways for you to get involved, including a webinar, a tweetjam, and a pop-up event at Somerset House in London.

We’ll be publishing special content around this theme throughout the month, so feel free to send us blog posts, articles cases and even just your thoughts on the topic of collaboration – we’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences and will feature any content you send on our blog and in forthcoming newsletters. Collaboration Month will culminate in a week of collaboration events from April 14-17. We’ll be releasing a detailed schedule of events, including speakers, a week before the fun starts. Please contact sarahlouise@hotspotsmovement.com to register your interest.

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