Group think notwithstanding, a bunch of people are usually smarter than one.
The Power of Collective Wisdom speaks to the inherent value and creative capacity of groups.
Terms of Engagement tells us that organizations should change by seeking ideas, strategies, and energy from all employees.
And John Hunter, a fourth grade school teacher and inventor, asks his ten year old students to work as a group to solve the world’s problems, and they do. (Though I’d skip the first seven minutes of the video to get to the good stuff.)
Where do you rely on your own judgment too much? Where could you let go more and allow and even encourage others to take responsibility, to make more decisions, to be more creative?
Where could you find more collective wisdom in your world?