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Unformatted text preview: Ways to prevent Groupthink consist of imposing accountability for ones actions, reporting unethical behaviors to others (whistle-blowing), allowing conscientious objectors, or requiring only a majority of support from the group. The quality of effort and the quality of thinking are essential to making decisions in groups. You get what you give. By allowing Groupthink to occur, we subconsciously hinder the reliability of our decisions. The best answer or suggestion may be ignored or overlooked due to pressure to maintain cohesion or unanimity. The reason we are in groups is so we have several minds working together to solve a problem or complete an assigned task; each member of a group should put in an equal amount of thought and effort into the decision or the task at hand. We all bring something different to the table and we can each help contribute to a group in ways that Groupthink might potentially mask....
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- Fall '07