Using the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster as a backdrop, this classic program shows the "groupthink" phenomenon and the questions that led to the concept of making group decisions, drivers of group agreement, monumental error resulted from group decisions, and signals to watch for.
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No modern-day scholar better answered these questions than the late Dr. Irving Janis, who introduced the concept of groupthink over three decades ago.
People often seek unanimous agreement in spite of contrary facts pointing to another conclusion. The phenomenon is called groupthink; and this compelling video, centered on the story of the Challenger, is the most definitive ever on the subject.
Organizations will benefit from training with Groupthinkand participants will gain an understanding of the eight symptoms and strategies for avoiding it:
Illusion of invulnerability
Illusion of morality
Illusion of unanimity
Your organization's team consensus-building and process-implementation will be changed through understanding groupthink and the Challenger disaster. Also mentioned in the video are other historical events - the Bay of Pigs invasion, Pearl Harbor, and the Cuban Missile Crisis - to explore and help demonstrate the phenomenon of groupthink.