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This presentation offers an explanation of why meetings go chaotic leading to making wrong decisions. The presentation offers a creative and logical approach to make meetings more fruitful and to come ...

This presentation offers an explanation of why meetings go chaotic leading to making wrong decisions. The presentation offers a creative and logical approach to make meetings more fruitful and to come up with the right decisions and serves as a guide for leaders to conduct rewarding meeting.

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  • Magdalena,
    Your addition is valuable. Yes, social structures hold the systems together and there is no solid structure without fairness.
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  • Social and political institutions set the context for individual and group behavior and are meant to provide the resources individuals need to survive. How people act and live is shaped in large part by the social structures in which they find themselves.Social justice is, in part, a matter of ensuring that these structures and institutions do in fact satisfy basic human needs.
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  • Uki Tuki,

    I thank you so much for bringing my attention to the Google article. I read it , scooped it and commented.
    I said, the two ideas intersect like two circles intersect to make a Venn Diagram. My approach is reasoning the conduction of meeting using scientific reasoning and I am glad the end product is in agreement with the more detailed approach as outlined by Google. The two posts reinforce each other and don't negate each other.
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  • Here is how they deal with the group thinking at Google http://www.fastcodesign.com/3034772/innovation-by-design/note-and-vote-how-google-ventures-avoids-groupthink-in-meetings
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  • Thanks, dear BreakasGate
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Unequal opposites Unequal opposites Presentation Transcript

  • 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-conformers • Tendency to overlook negatives • Snaky assumptions that the group has a better eye always than the individual
  • Applying the Blue Ocean Strategy to groupthink Eliminate risks of groupthink Raise ideas-sharing Reduce of groupthink Create new ways of performing groupthink
  • 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 Cullinane Circle of groupthink Unified direction of consensus
  • 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 decision you made is based on true yes.
  • 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.
  • 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