group think

  

Definition

Tendency of the members of a group to yield to the desire for consensus or unanimity at the cost of considering alternative courses of action. Group-think is said to be the reason why intelligent and knowledgeable people make disastrous decisions.

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  • I was not a fan of group think because it made people juvt conform to the popular opinion and get overpowered by the more energetic people.

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  • My idea was near perfect before I took advice by a team of my colleagues; I let group think destroy a good thing.

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  • The group think that was occurring was stifling creativity as we decided to lower the number of people collaborating and contributing per group.

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