It’s awesome when everyone agrees, isn’t it? Yes—and no. Most of us have, at some point, fallen into the trap of groupthink to avoid conflict and promote harmony in a group, whether at school, work, or on a committee. Groupthink has its perks: everyone feels comfortable, and there’s no risk of tension among members. It’s safe. Easy. Unfortunately, it can also kills creativity and innovation.
Ideascale2021-12-14T06:24:48-08:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Organization & Culture|Tags: brainstorming, Collaboration, Communication, conflict, Creativity, criticism, debate, divergent thinking, diversity, evaluation of ideas, feedback, gender, groupthink, idea management, Ideation, innovation team, meeting, perspective, Problem Solving, soft skills, suggestion box, team diversity, Teamwork|