Swarm Intelligence

From the book “Honeybee Democracy” here are some cogent lessons on effective group decision making:

  1. Compose the decision making of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect.
  2. Minimise the leader’s influence on group thinking.
  3. Seek diverse solutions to the problem.
  4. Aggregate the group’s knowledge through debate.
  5. Use quorum responses for cohesion, accuracy and speed.