Collaborative Intelligence

A DEFINITION

Collaborative Intelligence (CI) is an orderly deliberation, assisted by social technologies and a better understanding of the human being and of where the world is heading, that allows a group of people to generate a better shared knowledge and to take decisions with a better chance to overcome the challenges and difficulties posed by the different human activities in an ever changing and complex environment

The intelligence of an organizations or a society can be understood as its ability to generate a useful knowledge and decision making process with impact impact and more probabilities to obtain solutions. This intelligence does not depend in the individual intelligenge of its members, but in the interaction dynamics among them. There are extraordinarily intelligent organizations and societies unable to adapt to the environment, while other people who do not necessarily stand out, are able to act collectively with a high performance.

ITS CONTRIBUTION

Its main contribution is to provide groups with a clear and specific purpose and a methodology for deliberation. Being focused helps all kind of managers of public or private institutions to deliberate in a more orderly way and therefore overcome the increasing challenges they face. LThe CI helps in the deliberation of the different challenges: global, local or individual, reinforcing the leadership of those promoting such challenges

RELEVANCE

It is impossible that only one person or top management team (besides its qualification or motivation) systematically identify by themselves the right path

Mission Impossible

We need to request, gather, put together, mix and distill the knowledge of all those who may have something to contribute with. Their information and significative experiences to manage the challenges we face. Ideas and solutions may appear anywhere or from any person, employee, manager, client, supplier, collaborator, friend or expert…
The question is how to trigger and manage the process to identify challenges and solutions.

5 IMPULSES

  • Strategic decisions of the organization taking into consideration of all its members knowledge
  • Practical due to an orderly deliberation
  • Adequate digital tools
  • Collaborative attitudes
  • A respectful habit of listening to the rest
  • An open and solid leadership that considers the CI

THE ROLE OF THE LEADER

  • Perceives the challenges of the environment and is able to break them down in specific questions and problems
  • Able to listen to others (at his or lower levels) when they point out important problems and propose solutions
  • Able to generate Collaborative Intelligence processes
  • Able to encourage and temper those processes without taming or inhibiting them

5 OBSTACLES

  • Fragmented , unrelated or scattered information
  • Centralism and strict hierarchy
  • Egolatry and excessive competitiveness
  • Lack of intellectual honesty
  • Offensive, aggressive communication
  • Contempt of the other (ignoring, interrupting, suspending)