Groupthink

Groupthink is a phenomenon where individuals in a group conform to the opinions and decisions of the group, even if those opinions and decisions may be faulty or contrary to the individuals’ own beliefs and judgement. This often occurs when group members have a strong desire for unanimity, avoid dissenting opinions, or are under pressure from a perceived authority within the group.

Groupthink can lead to poor judgement calls, as group members may not critically evaluate information or consider alternative perspectives, leading to a false sense of unanimity and invincibility. To avoid it, it is important to encourage open discussion and diverse perspectives within a group, and to ensure that all members feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and concerns.

 

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