Creative Thoughts
on Groupthink
Unequal Opposites
Ali Anani, PhD
We talk about balancing of
opposites, but not much so
on opposites inequality
If there are no clouds
then there shall be
no rain
The opposite
is unequal
If cloudy it
could rain
or not
#Humility is not thinking
less of yourself, but thinking
of yourself less.
~ CS Lewis
If we add hot sulfuric acid to
water gradually it is safe.
The opposite is very risky
In brainstorming sessions if we
add “cold” members to a hot
discussion the brainstorming
session shall turn chaos
If we add “hot” members to a
cold session the meeting shall
be more productive.
How to minimize the risk of
brainstorming sessions?
How to minimize the risk of
brainstorming sessions?
How to help leaders take
the right decisions?
I call for the idea of
Gradual groupthink (GGT)
Like we add acid to water
gradually, we add group
members gradually
There is always
the risk of groupthink
Everyone in a group goes along
with a decision without
consideration for alternative
solutions or ideas.
The craving for conformity
is to keep the atmosphere
calm and cold.
Under the calm atmosphere there
are hidden feelings.
These include, but aren’t limited to:
• Fear of isolation of
non-conf...
Applying the Blue Ocean Strategy to groupthink
Eliminate risks of groupthink
Raise ideas-sharing
Reduce of groupthink
Crea...
Type of People in meeting
• Majority go along
with groupthink
• Hard nuts who
will disagree
Trueyes
How to get people move out
from the circle of groupthink to
the consensus of going in the
same direction?
Charles Cullinan...
Using the metaphor of adding
the slow addition of hot acid to
cold water to optimize
groupthink
Let two or few people
brainstorm and then come to
an agreement.
This is a cool situation-
agreement is prevailing
Now invite a member reputed
for being true yes to the
meeting.
If in accordance then you
know that whatever opinion
decisi...
It is time to invite a hard
nut to the meeting. He/she
is the hot acid that we add
to cold water.
It is time to invite a h...
The hard nut shall heat up
the session and splash
some acidic ideas
Chaos shall eventually
reorganize and change of
direction may result
To avoid groupthink
remember that there is
unequal opposite
Avoid adding cold members to a
heated discussion.
Add hot heads to a cool session
where agreement is prevailing
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Unequal opposites

  1. Creative Thoughts on Groupthink Unequal Opposites Ali Anani, PhD
  2. We talk about balancing of opposites, but not much so on opposites inequality
  3. If there are no clouds then there shall be no rain The opposite is unequal If cloudy it could rain or not
  4. #Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. ~ CS Lewis
  5. If we add hot sulfuric acid to water gradually it is safe. The opposite is very risky
  6. In brainstorming sessions if we add “cold” members to a hot discussion the brainstorming session shall turn chaos
  7. If we add “hot” members to a cold session the meeting shall be more productive.
  8. How to minimize the risk of brainstorming sessions? How to minimize the risk of brainstorming sessions?
  9. How to help leaders take the right decisions?
  10. I call for the idea of Gradual groupthink (GGT)
  11. Like we add acid to water gradually, we add group members gradually
  12. There is always the risk of groupthink
  13. Everyone in a group goes along with a decision without consideration for alternative solutions or ideas.
  14. The craving for conformity is to keep the atmosphere calm and cold.
  15. Under the calm atmosphere there are hidden feelings. These include, but aren’t limited to: • Fear of isolation of non-conformers • Tendency to overlook negatives • Snaky assumptions that the group has a better eye always than the individual
  16. Applying the Blue Ocean Strategy to groupthink Eliminate risks of groupthink Raise ideas-sharing Reduce of groupthink Create new ways of performing groupthink
  17. Type of People in meeting • Majority go along with groupthink • Hard nuts who will disagree Trueyes
  18. How to get people move out from the circle of groupthink to the consensus of going in the same direction? Charles Cullinane Circle of groupthink Unified direction of consensus
  19. Using the metaphor of adding the slow addition of hot acid to cold water to optimize groupthink
  20. Let two or few people brainstorm and then come to an agreement. This is a cool situation- agreement is prevailing
  21. Now invite a member reputed for being true yes to the meeting. If in accordance then you know that whatever opinion decision you made is based on true yes.
  22. It is time to invite a hard nut to the meeting. He/she is the hot acid that we add to cold water. It is time to invite a hard nut to the meeting. He/she is the hot acid that we add to cold water.
  23. The hard nut shall heat up the session and splash some acidic ideas
  24. Chaos shall eventually reorganize and change of direction may result
  25. To avoid groupthink remember that there is unequal opposite
  26. Avoid adding cold members to a heated discussion. Add hot heads to a cool session where agreement is prevailing
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