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    Anita Woolley of Carnegie Mellon University was one of the lead authors of the paper, "Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups."  It is published in the journal Science.

    At the end of the abstract the key factor behind group intelligence is said to be

    correlated with the average social sensitivity of group members, the equality in distribution of conversational turn-taking, and the proportion of females in the group.

    I've read the paper, talked to Dr. Woolley about it and made use of the findings in my own work in groups.  I am convinced that it holds up well.

    One of the reasons that leadership in Congress has been so poor is that there are simply not enough women in Congress to optimize its group intelligence.  This is a serious problem, and men posturing to keep women out of government is simply the same problem perpetuating itself.

    "Trust only those who doubt" Lu Xun

    by LookingUp on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 06:38:09 AM PST

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