Groupthink, 2nd Edition - DVD (DS)

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Groupthink, 2nd Edition
Program Length: 22 minutes.

Using the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster as a backdrop, this classic program shows the "groupthink" phenomenon and the questions that led to the concept:

  • How do groups really make decisions
  • What drives groups to agree despite the better judgment of some, or even all, participants
  • Why do group decisions sometimes result in a monumental error?
  • What are the signals to watch for

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 Groupthink and participants will gain an understanding of the eight symptoms and strategies for avoiding it: 

  • Illusion of invulnerability
  • Illusion of morality
  • Rationalization
  • Shared stereotypes
  • Self-censorship
  • Illusion of unanimity
  • Direct pressure
  • Mind-guarding

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.
Languages: English, Spanish (subtitled), Chinese Traditional (subtitled), French (subtitled), Japanese (subtitled), Polish (subtitled), Portuguese (subtitled), Russian (subtitled), and Vietnamese (subtitled).