Three Star Leadership | Wally Bock | Groupthink
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A psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome.
Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints, by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.
A subtle form of groupthinking: When we don’t question a norm or standard practice, that’s lazy thinking.
You can challenge everything you do, you just can’t challenge everything all at once. The whole idea of continuous improvement is based on always looking for ways to do things better. Continuously.
Another subtle form of groupthinking: When there’s a problem to solve and you call a meeting for example, the group wrestles with the problem and comes up with a workable solution. At that point most groups declare victory and adjourn.
That’s a mistake and an opportunity missed.
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If you think you're really objective, you're wrong. We all like to think we are objective, but the reality is we all have biases that interfere with our ability to evaluate a situation accurately.
We leave clues when we're less objective.
If you're getting irritated or highly emotional about a topic, you're probably not thinking rationally or objectively. You might be emotionally invested in the subject or hold particular beliefs that prevent you from looking at other viewpoints.
The best way to become more objective is to broaden the input you're receiving.
Build a network of people you respect who holds different viewpoints from your own. Seek out their opinions on various matters.
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