The brightest minds and biggest disruptors have always led innovation and changed the shape of business. But over the years, both studies and real-life examples have shown that the “power of many” can be much more forceful, fostered by a shift in how new generations work. In many ways, collective intelligence is the future of organisations everywhere.
What’s the secret behind innovation within a company? According to Linda Hill, professor at the Harvard Business School and co-author of “Collective Genius”, it is “unleashing the power of the many”.
Human experience and end-user insights are the most valuable tools for business innovation, according to the Innovation Benchmark Report conducted by PwC, which surveyed more than 1,200 companies in 44 countries.
With the population aging fast, the public budget, pension schemes and healthcare systems are under growing stress. Politicians look for economic growth to alleviate these problems. Yet, as the active labour force shrinks, so does GDP. Can innovation come to the rescue by boosting productivity?
MARKOVA, DAWNA AND MCARTHUR, ANGIE, 2015 Traditional hierarchical ‘market share’ leaders are being replaced by new ‘mind share’ leaders – companies where success depends on collaborative intelligence, the ‘measure of our ability to think with others on behalf of what matters to us all’. Markova’s experience in cognitive neuroscience and McArthur’s expertise as top CEOs […]
Harvard Business School’s study (HBS), ‘Wisdom or Madness? Comparing Crowds with Expert Evaluation in Funding the Arts’, brings us to a recurrent question of particular value in the fields of business and innovation: Who is wiser and performs better in decision-making – crowds or experts? HBS Associate Professor Ramana Nanda and Ethan Mollick of the […]
‘The Future of Collective Intelligence: What’s next in collaboration driven innovation technologies?’
By Ron Shulkin, blogger, researcher and writer