Groupthink Remodeled: The Importance of Leadership, Time Pressure, and Methodical Decision-Making Procedures

Christopher Neck, Gregory Moorhead

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Abstract

This article reviews the research on groupthink and analyzes the results and identifies areas of inconsistency. Based on these analyses and integration of research on the effects of time pressure on group decision making, a revised groupthink framework is presented. The revised framework alters the role of the leader, adjusts the linkages between groupthink antecedents and symptoms, and focuses attention on the importance of time pressure and methodical decision-making procedures on the prevention of groupthink. The revised framework attempts to correct a fundamental flaw of Janis' (1983) model - that is, to explain why within the same group, groupthink can occur during one decision-making situation and not another.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-557
Number of pages21
JournalHuman Relations
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • decision making
  • groupthink
  • leadership
  • time pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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