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groupthink

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n.
The act or practice of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially when characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to prevailing points of view.
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The committee's report said: "We believe the lack of diversity on the boards of many, if not most, of our major financial institutions may have heightened the problems of 'group think' and made effective challenge and scrutiny of executive decisions less effective."
Group think. Group think occurs when committee or work team members avoid criticizing other members' ideas.
Rohini Kochar, education officer (race equality) for Warwickshire County Council's education department, said: 'The visit was a fantastic learning opportunity which has really made all members of the group think about their role in implementing equality.
The Scottish Manufacturing Steering Group think non-domestic rates should be reduced in a bid to halt the business slump which has cost tens of thousands of jobs.
Moynihan argues that the case shows the "essence" of the misfit existence of the intelligence establishment in Washington, how it had its analytical capability numbed and dumbed by politically correct "group think," and how its nuggets of knowledge were debased by a bureaucracy that sometimes determined that its needs were more important than the president's.
He wrote in the New Statesman: "[The MPC] was hobbled by "group think" - or the "tyranny of the consensus".
The Oxford Research Group think tank, calls for major changes in foreign policy warning of the dangers of military action against Iran.
Among his topics are nonlaw- enforcement negotiators, negotiating with normal people, indicators of subject surrender, group think, and phases of a hostage crisis.
The group think people are fed-up with royalty and have gone for a modern look.
The report, by the Oxford Research Group think tank, calls for major changes in foreign policy and warns of the dangers of military action against Iran.
ALTHOUGH I would like to congratulate the environmentalists for their latest brainstorming group think (Hugh Richards, August 2) that ``the advantage of using wind farms is that they automatically compensate for the increase in electrical demand on the national grid that occurs as the force of the wind increases'', I'm afraid, by not doing their homework, they have once again shot themselves in the foot or at least in their sandals.
Security agencies fell victim to "false group think" by stating that Saddam Hussein was stockpiling chemical weapons, said a Senate select committee.