Developing theories of collective intelligence

Genome of Collective Intelligence
The Genome of Collective Intelligence project is developing a taxonomy of organizational building blocks, or genes, that can be combined and recombined to harness the intelligence of crowds.
Measuring Collective Intelligence

This project is using the same statistical techniques used in individual intelligence tests to measure the intelligence of groups.  We have found that, just as with individuals, there is a single statistical factor for a group that predicts how well the group will perform on a wide range of very different tasks.  The project also examines the factors that affect the “collective intelligence" of a group, such as its size, the collaboration tools it uses, and the gender and interpersonal skills of its members.