THE TECHNOLOGY

KCP is a distributor of the Zing team meeting and learning platform and develops titles for authors that make best use of the technology for their needs. The system is fully customisable including on-screen language, check lists, methods and software tools. The Facilitator’s training manual has been modularised so it is easy for an author to create their own manual incorporating the standard Zing training methods. The first two sections of the Manual are Standard Zing fare, and the third section contains the author’s methods. See Zing Technologies website.

Many ways to Connect

The Zing technology allows people to connect face-to-face, across the internet, team-room-to-team-room, or anything in between:

  • Portable: This portable system allows consultants to set up a conference, seminar or training room in 15-minutes using the Zing portable system with 12 keyboards, a notebook computer and data projector.
  • Face-to-face: Schools and corporates establish permanent meeting rooms used by project teams or as a shared resource.
  • Internet: The internet version allows up to 96 people to participate in a meeting from anywhere in the world.
  • Team-to-team: This variant of the Internet software, allows multiple teams to quickly connect team rooms and individuals into a meeting anywhere in the world.
The Zing software

The technology comes in face -to-face and web based versions that are very robust, reliable and simple to use and customise. Anyzing 5 is the face-to-face software and is fully customisable. The software is written in Visual Basic 6. The software can be customised as follows: * Splash screen when the software starts. Includes the name, a graphic and legal items * Software name, icons * Help system * All language appearing on the screen in dialogue boxes, commands, instructions for operating the vote, sort and weight tools, customisation of the software etc. * Session templates for meetings, vote and sort tools. * Images and web-sites linked to the session templates.
Zingthing 3
is the internet software. It is written in Java and can be customised as follows: * Splash screen when the software starts. Includes the name, a graphic and legal items * Software name, icons * Help system * Session templates for meetings, vote and sort tools. * Images and web-sites linked to the session templates.

The Zing difference

Zing systems help groups become top performing teams, make sense out of complex or rapidly changing situations and win agreement for immediate collective action. Anyone can facilitate Zing meetings. They are: * Fast. Five times faster than conventional meetings. A day long conference can be completed in 1-2 hours * Creative. People generate hundreds of useful ideas, then combine the ideas to create fantastic ideas. * Enjoyable. Everyone gets really involved and has a good experience, unlike most meetings where people bully, ignore, manipulate or dominate others. * Powerful. People quickly change from being disorganised groups into top-performing teams. * Value creating. New reliable knowledge is created that is vital for the organisation and its people. * Rewarding. People reach radical but similar conclusions despite their differences. It is win-win all the way. * Inspiring. People become committed more readily to take action…often bold, new ideas better aligned with global trends.

Customers

Zing team and knowledge creation systems are installed in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom in Universities including: Sydney, RMIT, Curtin, Central Queensland, UNSW, Monash for business studies. Consultants including: Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse, Deloittes for BPR, quality, strategy and innovation. Government: in Australia: Defence, Queensland Departments of Treasury, Primary Industry and Rail; National Crime Authority, Social Security for strategy and project teams. Business: Boeing, Pearl, AMP, Du Pont for strategy and innovation. Schools: for learning, professional development, community activities and education reform.