7 strategies for better group decision making

7 strategies for better group decision making

Torben Emmerling and Duncan Rooders

In January, you’ll undoubtedly be a part of a few group planning meetings to strategize on the challenges and opportunities you’ll face in the new year. But tapping the collective knowledge of a group doesn’t always lead to the best outcomes, warn Torben Emmerling and Duncan Rooders in this HBR article. “Because of an over-reliance on hierarchy, an instinct to prevent dissent, and a desire to preserve harmony, many groups fall into groupthink,” they write. How can your team get better at group decision making to ensure the best ideas rise to the top? The answer is a series of simple steps – such as appointing a “devil’s advocate” and collecting ideas before the group comes together – that add up to more consistently positive and creative interactions between group members. Download this article to learn more.

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