The Distributed Mind: Achieving High Performance Through the Collective Intelligence of Knowledge Work Teams (Hardcover)

For the first time in history, more employees work with their minds than with their muscles. Their value lies in their mental abilities and their knowledge. Collectively, they are the “mind” of the company — a mind spread across many individual brains. The authors of this breakthrough book call it “the distributed mind.” The distributed mind is a powerful force, for if two heads are better than one, imagine how much better 20 heads are — if it is possible to manage them all! That’s the fascinating subject of this book: how progressive companies are creating teams of “knowledge workers” and coordinating their individual efforts into a web of high performance.