Collaboration is leading the way in which organizations are operating in the ‘new normal’ and this will be the way going forward too. This involves a group of people working together on one project with a common goal in mind. Collective intelligence (CI) is shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration, collective efforts, and competition of many individuals and appears in consensus decision making. This terminology is also used for stating collaboration between Human and Machine or technology which results into a more effective way of gathering data and intelligence rather than depending on an individual source.
Technology plays an increasingly important part of group intelligence. Technology available in smartphones allows a person to connect in traditional ways, such as through conversation which is virtual but face to face. It also allows individuals to connect in large networks, such as through video conferencing apps, social media forums, websites with chat or forums, and more. Today’s smartphone is a single device that replaces multiple devices that used to be needed in order to gather a collection of information and share it with a group. A person no longer needs to have a landline phone, television, radio, daily newspaper, magazine subscriptions, or printed books in order to obtain and share
knowledge with others. According to Malone, in his book The Future of Work, the company of the future will look very different from the tight-rein, centralized management approach of today. Organizations that thrive will embrace democracy, loose hierarchies, and will focus on improving collective intelligence amongst their teams.
This session will enumerate
1. What is Collective Intelligence
2. Why collective intelligence matters?
3. How companies can build it?