How to build collective intelligence in your organisation?

Collective Intelligence is a way to promote internal knowledge, enhance the pride of belonging and to connect talent, it’s a way to create innovative learning communities, where collaborators can share ideas and experiences.

According to the philosopher Pierre Levy, collective intelligence “is a form of universally distributed intelligence, constantly valued, coordinated in real time, which leads to the effective mobilization of skills. The goal is recognition and mutual enrichment of people”. Therefore, it is the intelligence that emerges from the collaboration of several individuals.

In this sense, Human Resources should promote this concept in the organisation in order to develop creative projects, not waste the knowledge of the collaborators; drive the search for more innovative solutions; generate inclusion and support the experiences of the team to obtain better results.

Why is Feedback important

One of the actions that should be encouraged in the environment for working and thinking about the team is constructive feedback. We are talking about a powerful application of a tool capable of strengthening the communicative capacities of leaders and employees, which makes it possible to recognise observable behaviours based on peoples tendencies that have a positive impact on the growth of the person, the team and the company. Constructive feedback using objective information is a necessity for organisations as they develop their human resource potential.

What can we do to motivate collective intelligence in our organisation?

Step 1: Organisational Culture + Employee Well-beingCompanies need employees aligned with the organisation and the organisation needs to be aligned with its employees. In order to consolidate corporate identity, companies must put their effort into creating the organisational climate, a solid culture, along with a shared vision and mission.

Step 2: Encourage collaborative working

Corporate social platforms will help internal knowledge management and enhance the sense of belonging of employees; the social platforms will be a perfect link, helping to align human resource with a good work environment for teamwork.

Step 3: Employee Job satisfaction

Companies should strive to ensure that the most relevant consequence of the organisations work culture and climate is the satisfaction of their employees. This inevitably concludes that workers feel a great connection to each other, enjoying each challenge and committing to the current and future goals of the organisation.

Integrated teamwork is exceptionally good for sharing common values, objectives and vision, and above all: creating a safe environment where teams can learn from their mistakes.