Team cognition and social sensitivity
We are in the middle of a pandemic and a highly polarised world at the same time. I think it would be beneficial to reinforce the idea that a team's collective intelligence and productivity in an industrial sense have more to do with individual social sensitivity or emotional quotient as some call it, of its members than their individual brilliance (IQ).
My talk is based on the research in the field of distributed cognition by Edwin Hutchins, the relation of group intelligence to individual social sensitivity by Anita Williams, and the latest research by Nikoleta Et all which suggests that not only is a team's collective intelligence linked to individual EQ but more specifically to least socially sensitive person in the team.
A simple takeaway from this talk would be for everyone to realize that no matter how technically brilliant you are, you perhaps are the reason for your team's low 'collective intelligence' if you have less than the average EQ of your team.
I will also suggest some measures on how to mitigate the EQ issues.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Distributed Cognition Theory: 5 Mins
- Measuring collective intelligence of groups : 3 Mins
- Factors affecting collective intelligence: 3 Mins
- Improving team cognition: 5 Mins
- Conclusion and QnA : 4 Mins
How not to be the reason for the low collective intelligence of your team. And guess what, it has nothing to do with your IQ or individual brilliance.
All team members irrespective of their role.
Prerequisites for Attendees
An open mindset, ability to question existing beliefs.
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