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Facilitating Collective Intelligence: A Handbook for Trainers, Coaches, Consultants and Leaders

Book, coming soon. Provide an accessible and ground-breaking guide to genuinely effective group work, sharing excellent hands-on assistance for coaches and facilitators. Offering a unique selection of guidelines and illustrations for group work, the authors demonstrate the benefits of using … Continue reading

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Collective Personalities of Social Groups: present knowledge and new frontiers

Collective personalities refer to temporally consistent behavioral differences between distinct social groups. This phenomenon is a ubiquitous and key feature of social groups in nature, as virtually every study conducted to date has documented repeatable between-group differences in collective behavior, … Continue reading

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Adolescent’s collective intelligence

How effective groups are in making decisions is a long-standing question in studying human and animal behavior. Despite the limited social and cognitive abilities of younger people, skills which are often required for collective intelligence, studies of group performance have … Continue reading

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How to Make a Decision Without Making a Decision

When I first saw a decision being made without any decision-making I was trapped with hundreds of my fellow community members in a fertilizer factory in Western Colorado. The place stank like anything, and it was stifling hot. The towering … Continue reading

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Big Mind – How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World

A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale. This “bigger mind”—human and machine capabilities working … Continue reading

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Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World

A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale. This “bigger mind”–human and machine capabilities working … Continue reading

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Will Collective Intelligence Change the way we Work?

We’re in the midst of a transformation in how businesses are organized. Typical corporate hierarchies are starting to look overrated, and changes in coordination technology have the power to make work and innovation even more democratic. However, according to MIT … Continue reading

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Next Generation Crowdsourcing for Collective Intelligence

New techniques leveraging IT-mediated crowds such as Crowdsensing, Situated Crowdsourcing, Spatial Crowdsourcing, and Wearables Crowdsourcing have now materially emerged. These techniques, here termed next generation Crowdsourcing, serve to extend Crowdsourcing efforts beyond the heretofore dominant desktop computing paradigm. Employing new … Continue reading

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Social Psychology Perspective on Collective Intelligence

We begin with some definitions: Social psychology is the study of human cognition and behavior in the context of social groups. Group. Two or more people who interact, depend somewhat on each other, and have common goals, “those social aggregates … Continue reading

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Theory of Mind Predicts Collective Intelligence Equally Well Online and Face-To-Face

Recent research with face-to-face groups found that a measure of general group effectiveness (called “collective intelligence”) predicted a group’s performance on a wide range of different tasks. The same research also found that collective intelligence was correlated with the individual … Continue reading

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