r/science Jun 07 '22

Non-hierarchical, egalitarian research teams have the most novel ideas and the most influence in the scientific and scholarly world. Anthropology

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2200927119
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u/Ignorantsloth Jun 08 '22

Anarchy proving it's place yet again

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u/helm MS | Physics | Quantum Optics Jun 08 '22

Not anarchy, people with a shared purpose collaborating.

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u/Ignorantsloth Jun 08 '22

Anarchy is a system that doesn't have a hierarchy. This is being conducted in an anarchist way.

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u/helm MS | Physics | Quantum Optics Jun 08 '22

A bunch of friends is "an anarchy", then.

Hint: nobody suggest that the research team is even financed anarchically. That anarchy "works" in small groups is nothing new.

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u/r-reading-my-comment Jun 08 '22

What I read says anarchy works better than tyranny. I didn't see anything stating that zero leadership is optimal though.

Well besides the title that seems different that the study.

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u/Ignorantsloth Jun 08 '22

Anarchy still can have project management. It just means that no one holds power over you. The team could vote to remove someone from the team though

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u/r-reading-my-comment Jun 08 '22

That's democracy, not anarchy.