April 17, 2012

Avoid Groupthink and Making Bad Decisions as a Team

Have you ever found yourself agreeing with someone just for the sake of agreeing? It’s likely you were in a group or social setting and didn’t want to be the lone dissenter. Sometimes we agree just to get along or we don’t want to viewed as the only person who didn’t agree. It’s important to learn when and how to disagree when you are part of a group.

The training videos “Group Decision Making: How Bad Decisions Are Made” and “Groupthink Examples from History” explore the consequences that can result when someone should have taken a stand against the majority, but didn’t.  You learn how to recognize “groupthink” and prevent poor group decisions.
Group Decision Making: How Bad Decisions Are Made” presents several narrative examples of people agreeing for the sake of agreement, and the consequences suffered by this faulty decision-making.
Groupthink Examples from History” highlights different historical examples of “groupthink.” Dramatizations include those of the decision-making process leading up to the Challenger disaster, among other famous events in history.
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