Problems like risk shift and group think are dangerous to teams. So are weak leaders. Learn how to get ahead of problems before they hurt teamwork.
- Now, research into teams has identified…two related problems called risky shift and groupthink.…Risky shift is the tendency for teams to choose more…risky plans than individuals would have chosen.…Groupthink is where teams start to all think alike…and nobody questions the plan until afterwards.…Let's have a quick look at why these happen…and whether they matter and what can be done…if they do.…First, risky shift. I think it's fairly obvious why a…team would tend to make more risky decisions.…
Since nobody has individual accountability…if the risk doesn't pan out.…Also, the more cautious ones will probably be…quieter and therefore have less of a say.…Does it matter? Well, yes!…Taking undue risks can have really bad consequences…so we must make sure that decisions are made properly…and not by a gung ho group.…Always make sure that someone's name is on every decision.…Then there's groupthink.…Where the team all starts to think the same way.…
Ask yourself, in your company or organization,…do you have a way of thinking that people maybe…
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- Getting the job done
- Dividing up the work
- Cultivating communication
- Handling conflict
- Delivering reliably
- Playing more than one role
- Using your strengths and dealing with your weaknesses
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Importance of Teams
2. What Makes a Great Team?
3. Your Responsibility to Other Team Members
4. Becoming a Better Team Member
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