Back to the original interesting idea. I don’t know if all that about groups with women excelling is true, but I can share observations from my experience with two volunteer groups run by women. I have no idea if they are more efficient or effective than similar groups run mostly by men. Both of the groups I have experience with are non-hierarchical. They aren't run on the President/VP/Secretary/Treasurer model. Supposedly this is a characteristic of woman's natural organizational model. One thing I can say for sure, the effectiveness of each organization is dependent, not on a group effort, but on a few truly stellar workers, people that are putting in a lot of time and energy. If these personalities were not involved in the group, the group would flounder. Now maybe in a woman’s group there’s more of a chance that someone will step up to give of themselves without immediate payback. Perhaps if a stellar worker in a key position leaves, the vacancy is more quickly filled than it would be in a male-dominated group. Or, maybe women’s personalities are more flexible. Women can rise to any occasion, but men can only rise if they were born to it.
Dunno. Just pondering here. And starting to ponder about how generalizing can get you into deep you know what. But it is fun, isn’t it?
More interesting than pondering that, though, is pondering whether or not our group mind, i.e. the Internet, will push us to become more cooperative, less individualistic out in the real world. Less competitive. Will this Internet push us toward the non-hierarchical model of social organization that the old matriarchies favored?
Very curious this Singularity, this Internet.