Denise Seals- Week 5 Reading Assignment

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Denise Seals Leadership and Ethics MBAC5113OL Dr. Howard November 16, 2008 Week 5 – Reading Assignment 1. Describe how groupthink can hinder effectiveness and explain how it can be avoided? Groupthink can hinder effectiveness due to a cohesive group trying to get along and not express their doubts or suppressing their views on a subject in order to have a harmonious group. There are several ways an occurrence such as groupthink can be avoid. First, the leaders in the group should encourage every group member to express their doubts and feeling on the given situation. Whether their opinions agree are disagree with the majority of the group. The group as well as the leader needs to understand doubts are good to have it may prevent a major disaster from occurring. Second, the leaders should create an open environment regardless of their personal opinions. The leader should be impartial and objective to all information brought to the group. It is important the leader does not bring in bias discussions to the group by stating their personal objective or expectations. Third, establish subgroups to make comments and recommendations on the same items the group as a whole is making. Fourth, assign one group member to play devil’s advocate on each issue.
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