Motivational Power Quote
Group Think is the Kiss of Death
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
George S. Patton 1885 – 1945, General U.S. Army
As I see it . . . . . . .
Group think is the kiss of death
When everyone is thinking alike there is an exercise of conformity going on in the unspoken word, and everyone is covering their butt.
I have encountered many group think situations over the years.
In one situation the division president was so overpowering that no one would speak up at the meeting or voice their concerns about pending problems with the homes being designed for a new community.
The division president bullied the new home plans through the company’s approval process and no one voiced the option or concerns that the homes would not fit the target market.
The model and spec homes were built and market money was spent and the homes didn’t sell. As a result the division president lost his job along with several numbers of his staff who did not speak up.
Group think is the kiss of death for a business.
When everyone is thinking alike there either not thinking or they won’t take the risk to speak up in either case they’re not contributing and they’re not needed.
Active discussion stimulates the conversation and creates the flow of ideas. Group think is the kiss of death and is a major reason for individual and business failure
©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author