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Collective Intelligence Development in Business von Bouvard, Patricia (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 23.11.2016
  • Verlag: Wiley-ISTE
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Collective Intelligence Development in Business

This book analyses the development of Collective Intelligence by a better knowledge of the diversity of the temperaments and behavioural and relational processes. The purpose is to help the reader become a better Collective Intelligence Leader, who will be able to capitalize on the specificities and the differences of the individuals present in its collective, and transform these differences into complementarities, which are a source of wealth.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 364
    Erscheinungsdatum: 23.11.2016
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781119377696
    Verlag: Wiley-ISTE
    Größe: 2517kBytes
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Collective Intelligence Development in Business

Introduction: The Secrets of Collective Intelligence

I.1. Importance of the subject: why does the question of Collective Intelligence warrant a book?

It takes several elements to answer this question.

First of all, let us start at the beginning: who is this book intended for? Generally, for any person who needs a group to reach their objectives; so, mainly people working in a business, whether it is private or public. That is the framework of our contributions. Peripherally, this book may also benefit people in charge of the development of a sports team. Lastly, it would also be possible to apply our comments to private affairs, like marriages and families.

That said, why are we discussing Collective Intelligence and the mechanisms that can bring it about?

Several of our readers, who include salaried workers, entrepreneurs, employees, executives and managers, have diplomas that provide their employers or partners some assurance of their knowledge of business and the ins and outs of producing results in a team. This is to be expected; however, when it comes to Collective Intelligence, there is still tremendous room for improvement. Why?

We know that:

- The success of a business depends on the quality of its collective functioning.
- We cannot always choose the people we work with, and even if we can, there are always surprises: some people's behavior changes drastically due to stress, egocentric behavior, bad faith, etc.
- There are people who are easy to get along with, while with others it is practically "mission impossible"! That is the challenge, because it may be with these people that we need to "create wealth", despite our differences.
Faced with this unavoidable difficulty, a business requires its professionals to work together cooperatively and seek out solutions collaboratively, especially given the high economic stakes. You might think that this requirement is rarely satisfied, and that we would instead find many situations of Collective Unintelligence as we move forward in a supposedly practical universe in an ongoing quest for optimization.

In fact, as soon as the success of functioning "together" depends on reaching objectives - on the capacity to remain married to the success of a transverse international project - it becomes necessary to study the causes of success or failure in Collective Intelligence, because failure is only acceptable insofar as we get the most in terms of learning.

So, this subject is crucial and is located at the heart of a major concern: to connect individuals according to their skills with the goal of creating something that neither of them could have created alone. In other words, what is the best way to take advantage of the skills or personality of an "Other", who is inherently and very fortunately diverse , in order to complete a collaborative project? The question of producing Collective Intelligence is at the core of the entrepreneurial task, particularly in the globalized context in which we are now all developing, whether we are aware of it or not.

Unfortunately, as you well know, there are several reasons why we are clearly starting from the bottom in this respect.

Again, let us start at the beginning: when did the subject of Collective Intelligence and its rules come into your childhood, adolescence or adulthood? Do not think too hard, your memory is not mistaken: almost never! We have had the opportunity to mix with very diverse groups of people: students, young entrepreneurs, senior executives, etc. At the risk of not making any friends, it is clear that there is little awareness about the factors that produce group success - much lower than in group sports, for example. Is this normal?

Another reason for the lack of development in Collective Intelligence is the reluctance to question the status quo. Oh, of course, some readers wi

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