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groupthink

(gro͞op′thĭngk′)
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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In the face of Official Washington's evidence-free groupthink, what some of us former US intelligence analysts have been trying to do is provide both a fuller understanding of Russian behavior and whatever scientific analysis can be applied to the alleged "hacks.
In business, prime examples of groupthink that have caused some companies to fail entirely or required a government bail out in order to overcome the groupthink management decisions are numerous.
Groupthink consequences are grave and reduce the probability of success.
The very difficult job of the successful project manager on both sides of the partnership is to keep the teams on-track, and limit the effect of groupthink on the teams' decision-making choices.
Groupthink has been defined as the "mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members' strivings for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action" (I.
The cures to groupthink are arguably what would separate professional institutions from lay institutions.
The flipcharts will be filled with the obvious, the crass, the impossible to execute, while the veto on saying stuff that needs to be said - such as 'That's bonkers' - guarantees that consensus is little more than the crystallisation of groupthink.
Common Core, again, conditions, and is open-ended for programmed indoctrination of groupthink.
There is a subtle point being made here: while Kenzie's mother has made every effort to shield her from any potential physical threats, there is damage and even danger in groupthink, in our human desire to be accepted, and in the value that we place on physical appearance, making us vulnerable to objectification and exploitation.
WHEN Irving Janis coined the phrase 'groupthink' to describe the psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity within the group results in irrational and dysfunctional decision-making, little did he know that one day such a groupthink, based upon fear, could set out to halt and even reverse human progress
Managing Corporate Communications in the Age of Restructuring, Crisis, and Litigation: Revisiting Groupthink in the Boardroom