Groupthink, staff management, leadership, wise hour

Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon in which people strive for consensus within a group. They usually agree to decisions and opinions made by the group, even if it may override their personal beliefs. They will rather maintain the peace than to speak up to offer their point of view.

This can be attributed to a few factors:

  • They are afraid of being judged.
  • They are afraid of offending the group, especially the leader.
  • They go through motion and do not spend time to think through the matters.

The groupthink culture can result in poor and irrational decisions being made. Ideas are unable to be bounced off and assessment on the potential risks and benefits of a decision may be inadequate.

Learn how you can ensure psychological safety in the workplace so that the employees can voice out their thoughts freely. Contact Wise Hour to find out how you can maintain this healthy organisational culture.