A dose of female intelligence
Harvard Business Review interviews a research team who have found that increasing the number of women in a team raises group intelligence.
Of course, the findings could also be as accurately described as showing that men make groups more stupid, although the researchers are far too tactful to mention this particular interpretation.
Woolley: Weve replicated the findings twice now. Many of the factors you might think would be predictive of group performance were not. Things like group satisfaction, group cohesion, group motivationnone were correlated with collective intelligence. And, of course, individual intelligence wasnt highly correlated, either.
Malone: Before we did the research, we were afraid that collective intelligence would be just the average of all the individual IQs in a... [via Mind Hacks]