The folks in charge don’t seem to be making much of a dent. Could the way women approach problems be better suited for the complicated and interconnected problems we face?
History and evidence shows us that in spite of the cult of heroic individualism and the lone-ranger innovator, all great innovation happens within groups. When it comes to wicked problems and implementing complex system shifts, you must bring collective intelligence to bear.
what make groups smarter and therefore better at innovation?
Three consistent factors:
The average social perceptiveness of the group members
The evenness of conversational participation
The proportion of women in the group