What Makes The Most Creative Teams? – Stowe Boyd via Nexalogy Environics ⇢
I am glad to say that I going to be working with Claude Théoret and the nice folks at Nexalogy Environics over the course of the year. Claude and I met at a conference in Montreal, and found an immediate common ground in social networks. Claude is a physicist turned social media analytics entrepreneur, and I am a computer scientist turned social tools weenie. We share a belief in the value of developing a ‘physics of humans’ and we both are certain that a key part of that science must be understanding how social networks do what they do.
So I am going to be collaborating with Claude on an investigation of those ideas, and trying to surface those topics on the Nexalogy blog. Nominally, I am a research fellow at Nexalogy, and Claude is a research fellow at Work Talk, my new research commons (about more which next week). We also hope to derive a primer on social networks principles as an outgrowth of this project, too.
In essence, we are trying to promote social network literacy, and hope that a broader and deeper understanding of the science underlying social networks will help us all understand the world better, and adopt business practices that are reality-based instead of ideological.
My first piece digs into some fascinating research by Brian Uzzi, of Northwestern, who looked deep into Broadway to find a pattern for creative teams: What Makes The Most Creative Teams?