2.8 Why do (only some) teams succeed?

Clearly, it is not possible to devise a set of rules which, if followed, would lead inexorably to team effectiveness. The determinants of a successful team are complex and not equivalent to following a set of prescriptions. However, the results of poor teamworking can be expensive, so it is useful to draw on research, experience and case studies to explore some general guidelines. What do I mean by 'team effectiveness'? – the achievement of goals alone? Where do the achievements of individu
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13 Post-compulsory science education

In a speech to the Institute of Economic Affairs in 2001, the then UK Secretary of State for Education said:

Young people choosing vocational study will be able to see a ladder of progression that gives structure, purpose and expectation to their lives, in the same way that a future pathway is clear to those who leave school to gain academic A-levels and enter university. Over-16s in full-time education will be abl
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Religious Beliefs of the Founding Fathers (podcast)
Comparison of the-ideological-legacies-of-the-American-and-French-revolutions. - “…independence from Britain was decided not by a dramatic uprising of the people, but as the culmination of a prolonged and deliberate parliamentary procedure… But ironically, these two revolutions were inspired by the same ideas: liberty, equality, and

the rights of the people…”


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3.4 Stereoscopic vision

DA explains that ancestral monkeys had to 'decide whether a branch was within reach of a stretch or a jump - or beyond either' [p.248]. Individuals that were able to judge distances between themselves and branches more accurately had a competitive edge over other individuals, which led to the development in primates of stereoscopic vision. Stereoscopic vision evolved convergently in carnivores that judge distances to capture fast-moving prey.

The field of view of a single eye is termed
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VERSATORIUM: A Collaborative Translation Intensive with Peter Waterhouse | Woodberry Poetry Room
This talk, introduced by Prof. Stephanie Sandler, inaugurated a week-long series of group translations and collaborative creations based on the electrifying pedagogy of the Vienna-based collective Versatorium and its “founder” the poet, novelist, translator and activist Peter Waterhouse. Co-sponsored by the Woodberry Poetry Room and Poetry Without Borders. For more information, visit hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom.
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2.1.2 Jackie Carlin

Jackie Carlin was working in a community advice centre in Dundee, and dealing with problems relating to poverty on a daily basis. She herself had suffered debt problems in the past and was acutely aware of the difficulties facing those she was trying to help. She was particularly aware of the impact of unemployment in Dundee, resulting from the closure of factories which used to provide a livelihood for local people. In the clips, she describes her own experience of debt and the help she rece
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Season 2 – Lesson 08 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson: An easy way of extending your range of language is by using adjectives, and this lesson of Coffee Break Spanish looks at adjectives in detail. In Spanish adjectives have to “agree” with the word they describe and you’ll learn the rules of adjective agreements. Please note that lesson 08 of […]
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De winter : Toets
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Toets waarbij leerlingen allerlei vragen beantwoorden over de winter:

  • dieren in de winter,
  • het gedrag van de mens in de winter,
  • weersverschijnselen,
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EN-6. Emerging risks and diseases (Vidéo)

Bernard Swynghedauw proposes an overview of the new medical landscape, marked by the emergence of several risks and diseases. He especially explores the age, the infectious risk and the immune risk, and underlines the necessity to take into account different factors to explain the public health issues.


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Investing in Cybersecurity: Northrop Grumman's Approach
2014 University of Virginia Investing Conference Kathy Warden, Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman Information Systems, joins Professor Richard Evans in the Darden School of Business studio to discuss the hot topic of cybersecurity. Ms. Warden spoke at the 7th Annual University of Virginia Investing Conference at the Darden School of Business, sponsored by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, one of Darden's 10 Centers of Excellence. The Center serves as a h
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1.4.1 Introduction

Up to now I have focused on the claims of the antisweatshop movement and the counter-claims of those who contest the purely negative conclusions drawn about the exploitation of another country's poor. To that end, I have, at various moments, touched on issues of demands to take responsibility: whether, for instance, responsibility for sweatshops should be divided up in some way between all those connected to the market system which gives rise to them, or placed firmly at the door of the big r
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees arrive in Cleveland
Honorees and performers arrive in Cleveland, Ohio for the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Julie Noce reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 year
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2.1 Political responses to climate change and the environment

Not for the first time in this book, you are faced with a term that is important but difficult to define precisely. Although the fact that plenty of people from different standpoints are using the term ‘globalisation’ is some measure of its importance, it can be confusing to find that there are different ways of framing what it means for humans and the environment today and in the future. In this section, the range of political responses to climate change and environment–economy interac
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Greene King
This is the corporate website of Greene King, a Suffolk company which has been brewing beer and operating pubs for over 200 years. Its website has information about its products, which include Old Speckled Hen, and the brewing process, as well as details about its chain of pubs and hotels, visitor centre, news and financial information, with links to its various microsites.

The Investor Relations microsite contains a history of the company, financial reports dating back to 2000 and results
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Passive Voice in Future Tense
This lecture gives examples of how to use the passive voice in future tense.  Then the instructor tells how to change the sentences to  the negative.

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2 Definitions: energy, sustainability and the future

What do we mean by energy and sustainability, and what is meant by future?

The term energy has a long history but the standard scientific definition today is that energy is the capacity to do work. The term power is related to energy and its definition is power is the rate of doing work. The two are linked together by the simple formula

energy = power x time

The term sustainability is not so simple to define but there is perhaps no better
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Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK (formerly known as the Arthritis Research Campaign) is the leading charity in the fight against all forms of arthritis. The charity funds high quality research, educates and informs the public and health professionals on all aspects of the condition, and campaigns for better treatment and support for all those living with arthritis. The website contains a wealth of information including: information on various musculoskeletal conditions, including the different types of art
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Pakistan Link is a very useful site for those interested in Pakistani current affairs, culture, religion society, economics and politics. The site is targetted at the Pakistani community in the United States, but is of interest to scholars of diasporic communities and to those of Pakistani origin around the world. There are a large number of news articles presented on the site, alongside which are also commentaries on cultural events, arts, education and Pakistani society. The site is updated wi
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E Simultaneous equations

Simultaneous equations are pairs of equations that are both true (i.e. they are simultaneously true). They are both expressed as equations with two unknowns. By making one of these unknowns the subject of both equations, we can then substitute the subject in one equation and then solve for the other unknown. Then we can substitute back into the equation and solve for the subject.

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PSYC 106 - Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
PSYC 106 - Lecture 18
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