The tendency toward defective decision making within self-managing teams: The relevance of groupthink for the 21st century

Gregory Moorhead, Christopher P. Neck, Mindy S. West

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Groupthink theory has continued relevance to organizations because of the organizational trend toward self-managing work teams. A typology is developed linking the key differentiating characteristics of self-managing teams to groupthink antecedents of group cohesion, structural faults of the organization, and provocative situational context. Building upon this framework, we more specifically examine variables that will impact the occurrence of groupthink within self-managing teams. Implications for the prevention of groupthink in self-managing teams are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-351
Number of pages25
JournalOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Feb 1 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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