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Exceptional teams are an example of synergy, a state in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Instead of merely a collection of talented individuals, a team that has found synergy is capable of a level of flow, creativity, innovation, and mutual support unheard of in ordinary teams.
A recent landmark study at MIT found thatcollective intelligence is one of the best indicators of a team success, and therefore its synergy. Collective Intelligence emerges from the coordination and collaboration of team members.
The MIT study learned there are five ways teams build Collective Intelligence: