CFA St Louis and Edward D. Jones
Women in Investment Management
October 26, 2017, from 5-7pm. Collective Intelligence: Three Factors for Building Smarter Teams
Guest Speakers: Anita Williams Woolley and Scott E. Page
What Leads to Smart Teams?
So what is it that makes one team “smarter” than another — not in the sense of the average of all the IQs, but rather in terms of effectiveness?
Anita Williams Woolley, a professor at Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, likes to use these two cabinets to illustrate that we “are really bad at predicting which teams are going to perform well in the future,” in part because we tend to focus on individual attributes, and less on how the team works together. It’s important to ask: Why was Lincoln’s team more successful than Kennedy’s?
Woolley posits that one potential answer is collective intelligence.
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