Who likes group work? Teachers usually force it upon us. Ever wondered what factors affect group performance? Here is one answer: not intelligence according to research published in the prestigious journal Science. The researchers discovered that the social sensitivity of individuals in the group was more important than the intelligence of its members. In short, empathy is probably a vital component of effective group optimization. So try and be in groups with people who display empathy, better yet tell your teachers about the study so everybody can (try to) enjoy group work.