All the following are signs of groupthink except: a lack of deliberation on the issues → freedom to voice dissenting ideas a false illusion that the group agrees unanimously a belief that our group is superior to competitors
Groupthink is a state of excessive conformity that prevents members from expressing dissent or examining ideas critically. Effective workplace teams rarely have an identifiable leader. FALSE One characteristic of most effective teams is principled leadership. Subordinates who have expertise, access to information, or social connections to important people sometimes have as much or more power in an organization than the officially designated leaders. TRUE Sometimes subordinates wield more power than their designated leaders. Groupthink is a term that means "a group's optimal level of cohesion." FALSE Groupthink is a state of excessive conformity that prevents members from expressing dissent or examining ideas critically. If a meeting served a social rather than a task function, which type of meeting would it be? information-sharing problem-solving decision-making + ritual activity Social meetings are classified as ritual activities.
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- Spring '08
- Fred Fiedler