4 Ways to Help Overcome Groupthink in the Boardroom

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Boards of directors can sometimes be led into bad ideas and decisions by being blind as a result of “Groupthink”. There are 4 methods to overcome this problem, leading to better decisions and clear thinking. Every organization needs to have people in the boardroom who are not afraid of dissent or social pressures which will allow for more critical thinking and perspective.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are several Ways to Help Overcome Groupthink in the Boardroom
  • Boards need to value criticism, dissent and occasional non-conformity
  • group members should work alone first to consider problems and ideas, then return to the group to have discussions

“Increasing diversity among board members isn’t just about attaining goodwill, it’s about creating value through diversity of ideas.”


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