Escaping Groupthink


Groupthink is defined as, “the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility.” Groupthink stems from the natural desire for harmony and conformity within a group. Instead of opening the door to conflict, groupthink shuts the door on solutions and stunts constructive conversation. Although the concept seems to promote cohesion, it severely limits creativity and hinders the possibility of all possible options being explored when examining a problem.  Organizational analyst...

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