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Previous research, our perspective and why we need to understand more about Collective Intelligence.

Developing Team Collective Intelligence

A summary from stockholm school of economics

The background to this study has been the increasing complexity of organizations due to specialization, and the consequential challenge to develop new and more advanced forms of coordination on par with this. As this coordination is often performed in different forms of team level collaborations, it will be essential for organizations to find ways of supporting such. Read this summary about developing team Collective Intelligence.

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New report about a digital team intervention

Developing and testing a digital team intervention for knowledge integration

Contemporary organizations rarely systematically address team effectiveness. The main managerial focus is still on designing organizations through their structures and to “fill” roles with individuals having “matching” skills. Read this report about a digital team intervention for knowledge integration.

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New report about a knowledge integration model

Developing and testing a knowledge integration model

Teams, as collectives of individuals, sharing a purpose and goals, and bringing different competences and experiences to the process of working together, will play an increasingly critical role as specialization increases in organizations. Read this report about a knowledge integration model.

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Collective Intelligence - our perspective

why we need to understand more about collective intelligence

The underlying forces behind what we claim is an increasing interest in Collective Intelligence are: specialization and knowledge distribution. As society becomes more specialized and more knowledge is distributed, it also becomes more complex.


The micro-system perspective on organizations

What we describe in this article are the driving forces behind the knowledge economy and the increasing relative importance of intangibles such as knowledge and intellectual resources, the need for innovation, and the means to realize intellectual capabilities.


Knowledge integration at the micro-system level

Integrating knowledge between individuals is not merely a matter of connecting information sources. Instead, it is the dynamics of people interacting that create the differences in quality, which means are used and to which extent their knowledge is integrated and coordinated.


How can organizations nurture, support and develop team performance?

Current research

As part of answering this question, our current research studies teams who are using an application for self guided team-debriefs. Read more about the current research that we are conducting.

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Philip Runsten

Researcher and lecturer

Philip holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics. In 2011 he defended his prize awarded dissertation on teams and knowledge integration, Collective Ability. His research was awarded “HR-research of the year, 2011”


Andreas Werr

professor in management at SSE

His research has been published in high ranking journals such as Organization Studies, Industrial Marketing Management and the MIT Sloan Management Review.

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Previous Research

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