Diversity & Inclusion | Groupthink: The Master Class

Groupthink: Origins of a Word

By Jay Dixit

In 1971, a Yale psychologist borrowed a chilling concept from the novel "1984" to label a new phenomenon of human behavior.

March 13th, 2019

Groupthink: The Master Class

How Quiet Voices Help Defeat Groupthink

By Drake Baer, Chris Weller

Groupthink bubbles up when dissenting voices keep quiet. Leaders can improve group decision-making when they work to raise those quiet voices.

March 6th, 2019

Groupthink: The Master Class

3 Ways to Know If You’re Being Doomed by Groupthink

By Chris Weller

Groupthink isn't invisible. If leaders know how to spot groupthink in their team meetings, they can take concrete steps to make sure it doesn't crop up.

February 27th, 2019

Diversity & Inclusion | Groupthink: The Master Class

How JFK Inspired the Term ‘Groupthink’

By Jay Dixit

The Bay of Pigs Invasion, a political move widely viewed as a textbook case of failed decision-making, has helped psychologists study major organizations.

February 20th, 2019

Diversity & Inclusion | Groupthink: The Master Class

Every Meeting Starts With an Unstated Goal — and It Leads to Bad Decisions

By Chris Weller

What causes groupthink? One major factor is the tendency people have in meetings to rush toward consensus, just so the meeting can end earlier.

February 13th, 2019

Diversity & Inclusion | Groupthink: The Master Class

Why Do Smart, Well-Meaning Teams Make Bad Decisions? Groupthink

By Chris Weller

Groupthink is what happens when team members stop thinking independently, don't speak up, and race toward consensus. But leaders can still avoid it.

February 6th, 2019