The Art and Science of Collaborative Brainstorming
How specialized group thinking and synergy can help you to create the best strategies
Collaborative intelligence has become an important concept in the new sharing economy. In collaborative intelligence (CI), a number of individuals, often with the support of their technology, share and distribute ideas. What makes this concept different than simple old-style brainstorming is that with CI each agent, human or machine, is autonomously contributing to a problem-solving network.
CI actually reflects what happens in natural environments. It is the collaborative autonomy of organisms in their ecosystems that makes evolution possible.
In natural ecosystems, each organism’s unique signature is derived from its genetics, circumstances, behavior, and position in its ecosystem. This construct offers us easy to understand and apply principles for the design of next-generation social networks.
It is these very social networks that support collaborative intelligence, crowdsourcing individual expertise, preferences, and unique contributions in any problem-solving process.
In the process of problem-solving and making effective choices, it is invaluable to have a collaborative support team to eliminate the unnecessary struggle. In addition, such a support team can assist us in maximizing our effectiveness, efficiency, precision, productivity, and self-awareness. In my personal and business life, I use a simple approach I have named Collaborative Support Triangles to achieve this.
Collaborative Support Triangles
This is any group of three people who come together in the agreement to consistently support each other in being extraordinary and to achieve a common result. Usually, these groups meet weekly or monthly either physically or on Zoom call. The primary goal in these meetings is to brainstorm, while also motivating, informing, and inspiring one another.
Collaboration is seldom a chore. We all need a sense of community and what can be better than a group of people with a common proactive vision? Because of the push and pull of daily living as well as the reactive and often negative world around us, it is easy to have breakdowns in maintaining consistency in the fulfillment of our goals and visions. One of the core natural laws that guide human behavior is the desire to connect with others, to create community. The Collaborative Support Triangle is a powerful tool for these positive environments.
Effective Collaborative Support Triangles can help anyone transcend a personal crisis. Many people have very difficult lives and are truly committed to being more effective in every way. Humans by nature get some gratification from helping or serving others. It is often true that one person’s effort is more or less insignificant unless linked with others, all striving to the same end.
In the process of problem-solving and making effective choices, it is invaluable to have a collaborative support team to eliminate the unnecessary struggle.
About the Author: Lewis Harrison, is a speaker, a seminar leader specializing in Applied Game Theory Strategies and Personal Improvement
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