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When groupthink becomes common in decision-making, it signals that innovation is not a priority, dissent is unwelcome, and not all voices are included.

Summary

This article by Shipra Kayan, writing for Fast Company, makes the following points:
  • Groupthink happens when the pressure to be agreeable, conform, or work quickly dominates a decision-making process instead of critical thinking.
  • The USA's decision to invade Iraq in 2003 might have been made because of groupthink among decision-makers.
  • If you notice groupthink taking hold of a team, there are strategies you can use to uncover new ideas and perspectives.
  • Read the full article to discover the author's three critical strategies.

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