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Why do we join groups?

Two heads can be meaner than one.

Forecasting together, when no one has a clue.

for groups to do well, there has to be some basic knowledge within group members

cool paper in 3 min (8)

Is there any benefit to get from politically polarised teams

New Paper: Shared Responsibility in Collective Decisions

Marwa El Zein, Bahador Bahrami and Ralph Hertwig Accepted in Nature Human Behaviour Abstract: Research investigating the motivation for making collective decisions has focused primarily on the improvement of accuracy in collective decisions and less on other possible motives. We argue that a strong but neglected motive for making collective decisions is minimizing the material and […]

Book Review: “The origins of collective decision-making”

By Andy Blunden – Haymarket Books (2017) Ophelia Deroy Consider a typical board meeting: All senior executives speak in turn, explaining their own strategic insights, while the CEO scribbles on his tablet. After two hours, the CEO stops and concludes “OK, so this is what we are going to do”. Does his plan count as a […]