From the Lift blog: The research conducted by Anita Williams Wooley and her colleagues and published in the journal, Science, reveals that the idea of generalized intelligence can be applied to teams as well. People who do well on one mental task tend to do well on others as well–across a wide range of content and methods of administration. This finding has been replicated across people and tasks for over 100 years. Wooley and her colleagues show us that this same finding is true for groups. Groups that perform well at one interdependent task tend to perform well at other tasks, across different content or methods of delivery, as well. Teams tend to develop a collective intelligence that carries over with the team from activity to activity.