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Avoiding the Dangers of Groupthink

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William K.
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The dangers of "groupthink" and concensus
William K.   10/3/2012 9:34:52 PM
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After a bit more thought I have concluded that the companies run by those who see concensus as the way to do everything deserve every bit of grief that they get. The reality is that not all ideas are of equal value, and not all engineers are equal in their skill sets. So, basing a decision making process on the theory that nobody has a better idea is a fairly certain way to assure that the best choices are never made. Those who choose to run the show based on that concept should be left to fail, so that there will be more room for companies that have a better understanding of reality.

mgd
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Not what I expected
mgd   10/5/2012 2:33:48 PM
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I was actually expecting you to question why some engineers are religious. There's the ultimate form of screwy groupthink that one wouldn't expect from such a crowd.

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