This blog is an exploration of the concept and application of : Collaborative Intelligence. ‘CQ’ as I call it.

Ants, and all other insects that live in colonies, appear to be hardwired to serve. By doing so, they ensure their survival. An anthill can survive and feed itself in some of the most hostile environments.

No single ant knows how it all works — nor does it need to. Individually, ants are not that smart, but together they are very intelligent. The ant serves the anthill, which in turn serves the ant. The community the ants create and work to support is well equipped to cope with the challenge of change. In other words, the ant and the colony it belongs to is a good example of high levels of collaborative intelligence (CQ).

Collaborative Intelligence (CQ) is defined as the capacity to harness the intelligence in networks of relationships.