“It’s also possible for groups of people to work together in ways that seem pretty stupid, and I think collective stupidity is just as possible as collective intelligence. Part of what I want to understand and part of what the people I’m working with want to understand is what are the conditions that lead to collective intelligence rather than collective stupidity.”—
Tom Malone, professor of Management at MIT’s Sloan School.
MIT Sloan is conducting an interesting study about collective intelligence and organizations. Does collective intelligence really exist?