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2nd Edition. How do groups arrive at decisions? What, despite the better judgment of some or even all, leads groups to agree? Why do group decisions sometimes result in egregious errors? How can the group decision making process be enhanced?
No modern-day scholar better answered these questions than the late Dr. Irving Janis, who introduced the concept of groupthink over three decades ago.
People often seek unanimous agreement in spite of contrary facts pointing to another conclusion. The phenomenon is called groupthink; and this compelling, award-winning video centered on the story of the Space Shuttle Challenger, is the most definitive ever on the subject.
The Groupthink video gives participants an understanding of the eight symptoms of groupthink and strategies for avoiding it.
This film is also available with Chinese (traditional), French, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish Latin and Vietnamese subtitles.
Languages: English, Simplified Chinese (subtitle), Spanish
I felt that "Groupthink" was a great demonstration on how important it is to make sure that all members of a team are truly in agreement before moving forward with a decision. This video re-enacted what factors lead up to the NASA Challenger disaster, why no one spoke up when they knew an accident was eminent, and how that relates to other work environments where group decisions are necessary.
It was very interesting to see the actual footage and to understand that there were so many different people who disputed the facts but no one actually spoke up when it came time to make the decision. "Groupthink" has a strong message, and I would certainly recommend it!