Many years ago, we did some collaborative research on ant behaviour with a delightful group from the University of Bath. The way it challenged our thinking about human behaviour has stayed with us ever since.
This recent article provides a powerful illustration. The reported study shows the video of a team of ants successfully carrying a Cheerio biscuit back to their base. It leaves us wondering – can the multi-layered chaos of our political systems lead to coherent direction and achievement? We have to hope so – i.e. that we are a bit more like ants than we would like to think.