Avoiding Group Think (Custom Only)

Group think is defined as: “the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility.” While we feel that surrounding ourselves with like minds can produce a powerful end product, the truth is very much the opposite. The good thing is that you can get out and stay out of group think and re-invigorate your creative work processes.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the signs that you may be getting stuck in group think
  • Apply techniques that promote creative and divergent thinking in your group
  • Use strategies that replace “happy thought and skepticism” with “optimism and realism”
  • Utilize 7 practical strategies to reduce or even avoid group failure
  • Determine when to use the knowledge of experts over the wisdom of the group 

You will benefit by:

  • Experiencing increased work group effectiveness
  • Avoiding a watered-down end product when embarking on a group project
  • Witnessing a reinvigorated team as they see real results
  • Observing improved intra-team communications

Audience:

Managers who want to increase the effectiveness and communication of their teams

Curriculum Area

  • Team Development and Dynamics

Sessions

Code: TDDAG11

Presenter: Varied

This course is available as a custom training event for your department. Contact LPD for more details.

Offered by Learning & Professional Development