Have you ever been in a work meeting when a leader has proposed a course of action and everyone agrees fairly quickly? In such a situation, some of the more out-spoken colleagues immediately and enthusiastically show support – sincerely or not. But maybe some people look unsure or uncomfortable, yet hesitant to voice doubts. Perhaps more reserved employees remain quiet entirely.
The main thing is, no one asks follow-up questions, raises thoughtful objections, explores other facets of an issue or plays devil’s advocate. This is an example of groupthink in the workplace.
Groupthink is a psychological