Transformation through Documentation?

A new show from Intersection for the Arts asks, what is transformation? Whoever came up with the below answer was speaking to my heart: Believe it or not, we’ve actually talked about moving beyond documentation here at Groupaya. What we like to discuss is Leaving Trails to catalyze collaboration and support emergence in groups. We know that’s how ants support emergent, collective intelligence: through leaving pheromone trails that individually may seem stupid, but collectively emerge to intelligence. When you dig in to […]

Do Women Make Groups Smarter?

A few weeks ago, I got a chance to catch up with my friend, Stephanie McAuliffe, who heads up the Organizational Effectiveness program at the Packard Foundation. We were discussing the challenges of collaboration in philanthropy, and she told me an anecdote about some particularly hard-headed individuals who didn’t want to listen to anybody. Stephanie happened to note that those individuals were men. “I’m not trying to make a generalization,” she laughed. “Not to worry,” I assured her. “And anyway, it may […]