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HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] How John F. Kennedy Changed Decision Making for Us All
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Yale psychologist Irving Janis used the debacle to coin the term “groupthink,” which refers to a psychological drive for consensus at any cost that suppresses dissent and appraisal of alternatives. The whole idea was to solicit diverse viewpoints, stimulate debate, explore options, probe assumptions, and let the best plan win on its merits.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] How to Choose the Right Protégé
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
'Ed Gadsden, former chief diversity officer at Pfizer, once asked his sponsor, the legal scholar and federal judge Leon Higginbotham, why he took such an interest in him, aside from the fact they were both African American. You’re nothing like me, Ed,” Higginbotham told him. Protégés do more than protect you. Avoid the mini-me syndrome.
GREAT LEADERSHIP [Diversity, Groupthink] Leading for Others
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
In addition to the well-known dangers of groupthink, when leaders exclude Others , they also exclude the varied perspectives and ideas that could help the leaders make better and more imaginative decisions. Meet with the diversity manager to ask how you can contribute toward the organization’s diversity goals. It’s just a fact.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] It's OK to Give Shareholders Access to Outside Directors
| TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
Diversity of opinions, rather than indicating board dysfunction, may also give shareholders confidence that the board is tackling important issues holistically and not plagued by groupthink. Yet, none would run afoul of insider-trading laws and the diversity of viewpoints expressed would in no way suggest a malfunctioning board.
WOMEN ON BUSINESS [Diversity, Groupthink] One Woman on a Corporate Board Equals Fewer Accounting Errors
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
What’s most disheartening about this statistic is that research shows again and again that diversity creates stronger teams and higher outcomes. Instead, she suggests, “heterogeneous groups are less susceptible to groupthink.” NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: According to The Wall Street Journal , just 15.6%
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] Can Bigger Be Faster?
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Four strategies were at the core of this transformation: build relationships, establish shared purpose, create shared consciousness, and foster diversity. Conformity creates groupthink, stifling innovation and organizational resilience. In nature, there's a tradeoff between size and speed. Whales are slow. Birds are fast. But how?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] Want to Build Resilience? Kill the Complexity
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
To tackle this, organizations must learn to improve the "cognitive diversity" of their people and teams — getting people to think more broadly and diversely about the systems they inhabit. The sea had swallowed them whole. What — or who — was to blame? This can't be happening! Pilot 2) But what's happening?
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] Yes, You Can Brainstorm Without Groupthink
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
In articles in both the New York Times and The New Yorker earlier this year, the concept of brainstorming as introduced in the 1940's by Alex Osborn has been attacked as ineffective and linked to the concept of " Groupthink.". Suffice it to say, we dislike consensus-based "Groupthink" as much as the next person. Here's our advice: 1.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] Want a Team to be Creative? Make it Diverse
| FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
Diversity is the crucial element for group creativity. Innovation teams tasked with creating new products or technologies or iterating existing ones need tension to produce breakthroughs, and tension comes from diverse points of view. Assembling and managing diverse teams is hard work. We've all been on these teams.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] Creativity Lessons from Charles Dickens and Steve Jobs
| TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
In a recent piece in The New Yorker exploring the flaws inherent in the groupthink of brainstorming sessions, Jonah Lehrer cited research into the process of free association by psychology professor Charlan Nemeth of the University of California at Berekely. lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences.
LEADING BLOG [Diversity, Groupthink] The 11 Essential Elements Needed to Achieve True Collaboration
| TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
It’s teamwork that keeps people with a diverse set of skills, knowledge, information, and perspectives working together effectively and efficiently to achieve their common goal. Diverse Group. Diversity is the power behind collaboration. Without diversity groupthink sets in. The focus is on results and not process.
LDRLB [Diversity, Groupthink] A Team of Rival Perspectives
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
This “team of rivals” was able to provide a variety of perspectives and create a tension over the solutions that avoided the traditional, yes-man saturated groupthink sessions that marked so many other president’s cabinets. One element that fosters creativity is the ability to see an issue from multiple angles.
EXECUPUNDIT [Diversity, Groupthink] Miscellaneous and Fast
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
Tanmay Vora on diversity and groupthink. Seth Godin on the math of favors and the shortcut to success. Interview with Dan Schneider, entrepreneur. HT: Althouse ] Sensory Dispensary on The Beatles. Wally Bock : Advice from Helmuth von Moltke on assigning work. The New Republic's list of over-rated thinkers.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] India Remakes Global Innovation
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Polycentric innovation won't work in organizations that promote groupthink. The Indian firms we studied promote diversity in their R&D management by hiring external talent to build and oversee their global innovation network. We recently visited the brand-new R&D lab of Dr Reddy's , one of India's leading pharmaceutical firms. Suzlon.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW [Diversity, Groupthink] Ten Things You're Not Allowed to Say at Davos
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
Hence, the atmosphere of groupthink. Davos loves diversity — as long as said diversity doesn't carry the terrifying prospect of actually generating perspectives that question the primacy of the obsolete, crumbling paradigm known as industrial age capitalism. Consider me gagged and muffled. And then I junked it. Not many.
THREE STAR LEADERSHIP [Diversity, Groupthink] Three Star Leadership Blog: Women Leaders: Unseen, Unheard.
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
Silenced voices - lost opportunity Women and people of diversity bring different perspectives, perceptions, ways of thinking and ideas to the conversation. Lack of diversity in leadership can lead to groupthink, the absence of questions about such thinking as well as unpredicted and unwanted results. Balance. Comments Atom 1.0
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