Communities, teams and personal networks

Behavioral science advice based on research. I write a lot about social networks, and how the dynamics in communities and teams impact people and companies.
Created 14 Jul 2020
  • Break Routines. Learn.
    06 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello from Las Palmas. School starts this week. That defines this week’s emotions and activities. Do you know what I’ll do on Thursday while the kids are in school? Absolutely nothing! Gáldar Read mor...
  • The danger of remote work: Living in your bubble
    23 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Hi from a very hot Gran Canaria. I was promised year-round 25º but got more than I bargained for. I keep cool by reminding myself that this is just for a short time, and it's anyway better than the 23...
  • Creating and measuring value in a community of practice
    11 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome from Spain, where the summer never ends. Still not yet fully settled, but that will take some time. June and July were packing, organizing, and moving months. Unbelievable, how much stuff come...
  • How to be great together
    14 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    Once in a while, you see a presentation that sticks with you. In 2014, I heard a researcher discussing if competition or collaboration is better for team performance. The teams were competing for some...
  • A personal note
    24 May 2021 • 2 min read • 1 1
    Hi all, I wanted to take the time to thank you for reading my newsletter. I enjoy interacting with you here, via Twitter or other channels. Many of you have been part of my journey for some time. Than...
  • Is your community a small world?
    01 May 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    I had lunch with a couple of people at a co-working place. One of the guys mentioned that Galway is a small city, everyone around him is just one degree away: You know my colleague, you are the neighb...
  • Forgetting people
    10 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Over time I realized that this newsletter focuses less on managing people but talks more about networks and relationships. I renamed the newsletter to match this evolution. I can't deny that I'm fasci...
  • What power do you have?
    30 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    The figure shows who is influencing whom. Who do you think is more powerful: Amelia, Katerina, Peter, Jona, or Martin? You and I, we are part of our environment, a network of people shaping our daily ...
  • On social support networks
    14 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Covid19 has cut off or drastically reduced the social support network many relied upon. Life quickly centered around a couple of activities and people. Over time, the mental health challenges from wor...
  • Good leaders are available and humble
    25 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    The focus of this post is leaders and how they are shaping collaboration among team members. Two characteristics of leaders will be discussed: Their position in the collaboration network and humility ...
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