Swarm Creativity Framework

Business sustainability and collective intelligence

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Research in the natural and social sciences has shown this conception to be too narrow. Intelligence is a property of collectives. For the purposes of this paper, one takes a collective to be some entity distinguished as being non-atomic. Ant colonies, swarms, flocks or herds are examples among the non-human animals. Collectives of people may exhibit superior problem-solving capabilities than any of their most intelligent members. Even individual intelligence may be conceived as the intelligence of the collective of neurons that constitute one person’s brain.

Author(s): Paulo Garrido, (School of Engineering, Algoritmi Centre and Industrial Electronics Department, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal)
Citation: Paulo Garrido, (2009) “Business sustainability and collective intelligence”, Learning Organization, The, Vol. 16 Iss: 3, pp.208 – 222
Keywords: Business enterpriseOrganizational theorySustainable development

Creativity is the primary asset in this framework.

Creativity helps solve complex problems by:

  1. connecting highly effective teams,
  2. communicating straight forward benefits,
  3. coordinating best possible outcomes.

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The Swarm Creativity Framework is a guide for entrepreneurs, scientists, and business leaders to shift from linear scarcity to the
abundance of complexity. Swarm creativity is a discipline driven by the laws of natural systems, creativity, communication, and
collaboration. Taken together, these elements cultivate a competitive innovative culture.

The community generates collective intelligence to solve the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the world.

The five areas of investment in swarm creativity are:
Creativity. — is leveraged with critical thinking skills and an ability to ask questions.
COINs — collaborative innovation networks.  act as information infrastructure to transport creative ideas to accelerate business development in towns and cities.
Cool places. — attract the conversations of entrepreneurs focused on health care, energy and, food, and water.

Swarms. — are created from numbers of people attracted to the next big idea that has surfaced from the crowd. Swarms build capacity.

Coolhunting. — is the practice of seeking the most creative ideas and people; cool farming is the practice of collaborating to help them succeed.

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2011 Call for Papers – COINS “thinking the swarm”

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This year we are asking what is relevant with regard to the innovative powers of creative swarms, what are the observable qualities of virtual collaboration, and how does the quest for global cooperation affect local networks?

Collaboration in a Global Context:

  • Optimization through Collaboration
  • Teamwork through virtually enhanced Collaboration
  • Measuring the performance of COINs
  • Patterns of swarm creativity

Group Collaboration:

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Design and visualization in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Group dynamics and global teaming in virtual collaboration

Individual Aspects of Collaboration:

  • The psychology and sociality of collaboration
  • Social Behavior Modeling
  • Social Intelligence and Social Cognition

Tools and Methods:

  • Social System Design and Architectures
  • Dynamic Social Network Analysis
  • Semantic Social Network Analysis
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