What is ICXCI

A space for dialogue and collaboration

A team of professionals, experts and institutions of diverse disciplines and approaches, interested in promoting Collaborative Intelligence in any of its shapes and textures.

With the conviction that Intelligent Collaboration [CI] among persons and/or institutions is the best way to overcome the increasing challenges we need to face and a privileged road to accelerate the adequate transformation of organizations.

ICXCI is a space for dialogue where they share information, deliberate and create knew knowledge related to three basic areas: a better understanding of the human being (raw material of collaboration), a better understanding of the new world trends (and the need to make them sustainable), and how to improve the collaboration using digital deliberation tools (to transform the culture of organizations).

Purpose of ICXCI

Pragmatical approach
Knowledge that doesn’t make the personal lives of people better is like excess body fat: burdensome. From its inception, ICXI has focused on the development of knowledge, methodologies, and tools, that organisations and societies can use to overcome challenges. The usefulness of the tools and methodologies is quantifiable, all projects have a deadline, purpose is the ingredient that moulds knowledge, methodologies, and tools together, and makes sense (and use) of them. To achieve the transformation of an organisation, a global vision is needed that can incorporate all these elements into a system with real utility.
Global network
ICXCI is linked to a global network of institutions and experts that are analysing and/or applying collaborative intelligence methodologies: the Ateliers d’Intelligence connective. This network is coordinated by Derrick de Kerchove.
Making our debates and decisions better
First step: organise the conversation

The complex and uncertain world we live in renders managers unable to know which path is the best to follow just by themselves. We need the collaboration of all who have something to add, to overcome the significant challenges we face. The first step of intelligent collaboration within a group is to adequately organise all important conversations.

¿Where is society today regarding this objective?

Society has solved how to communicate (broadcasting information through different sources: mobile, email, G+, Yammer, Skype, social media….) but has yet to solve how to make decisions when there are large numbers of people involved, and how to generate knowledge.

– Face-to-face meetings break the ice and give us a sense of proximity and immediacy, but they have limitations of time and space: some of the essential participants may not be able to show up, nor does everyone always come up with something of interest to say at the time, the majority will not even participate.

– Digital spaces follow a timeline so arguments can get buried in the avalanche of comments.

This makes it difficult to think together and reach conclusions with the necessary speed to take on the challenges posed by our environment.

Operational product:

Para complementar esos dos modos de diálogo, hemos creado Collaboratorium: un modo completamente nuevo de estructurar las conversaciones importantes.

El mundo complejo e incierto en que vivimos hace que ningún líder, por sí solo, sepa el camino a seguir. Necesitamos la colaboración de todos los que tengan algo que aportar para superar los importantes retos a los que nos enfrentamos. Y el primer paso de la colaboración inteligente en un grupo consiste en ordenar las conversaciones importantes.


Increase your generalist knowledge
All you need to know beyond your field of specialisation

It is essential for an organisation to be able to count on their team of specialists. However, if they only have expertise in their field, communication and collaboration with the rest of the team members can be difficult: Sometimes they don’t even share a common terminology.

This is the reason why it is necessary to increase generalist knowledge within organisations, making an emphasis on the importance of people. Understanding the human being and where the world is going are the keys to the best kind of collaboration.

Where are organisations today regarding this target?

In the majority of organisations, training is given in a fragmented and disjoint way, not just in terms of content, but is also loosely distributed between the hierarchy of the organisation.

Moreover, the distance between the content and the core of the business, usually results in the content of the training being of little usefulness.

Operational product:

Dontknowschool provides you with all the knowledge you need, to transform yourself and your organisation.