The pressing issue is how do we tap into the CQ we all need as individuals and teams to meet the challenges of the future? At the most fundamental level natural systems, of which we are a part, are cooperative rather than competitive. Competition takes place within the larger context of a highly cooperative system. In this way CQ is already a part of nature. We humans express our collaborative intelligence in certain places, especially when we are placed in extremely challenging situations. Firemen, police officers and emergency response teams, for example, report high levels of closely cooperative synchronized team behavior when things get tough. These are examples of CQ coming to the surface and enabling teams to behave resiliently.

“If you try to change your behavior without first changing the underlying structure causing that behavior, you will not succeed. This is because structure determines behavior, not the other way around.” Robert Fritz