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  • ‘Happy Talk’ and the Dangers of Groupthink

    By Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie, TIME Ideas Good managers are acutely aware of the benefits of information aggregation, and they know that role assignment can reduce the risk of “happy talk.” Happy talk occurs when group members say that all is going well and likely to go even better—that there is...
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  • Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter (2014)

    Why are group decisions so hard? Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups—first in families and villages, and now as part of companies, governments, school boards, religious organizations, or any one of countless other groups. And having more than one person to help...
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  • Learning Networks and the Practice of Wisdom (2014)

    Abstract: Learning networks offer a context and methodology for business managers to learn from each other’s experience. However, the extent to which these networks can facilitate and support wise action remains an open question. In this article, we adopt a Buddhist perspective on wise action as a counterpoint...
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  • The cognitive underpinnings of adaptive team performance in ill-defined task situations: A closer look at team cognition (2013)

    Abstract: As the nature of work changes due to technology, organizational restructuring, and globalization, complex tasks have emerged that necessitate the use of teams. Oftentimes, teams complete tasks that have more than one plausible solution or engage in performance episodes under uncertain circumstances...
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  • The Wisdom of Crowds (2005)

    "No one in this world, so far as I know, has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people." -H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken was wrong. In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that...
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