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Apr 28 2017   2:15PM GMT

group think

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Group think (also spelled groupthink) is a phenomenon that occurs when group’s need for consensus supersedes the judgment of individual group members. Continued…

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“It’s easy for collaboration to become groupthink in close-knit Agile teams, because the desire for fast consensus can be strong.” – Gerie Owen

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