Julia Jurgenson Writing September 27, Jonah Lehrer’s article “ Groupthink” is mainly about producing new ways of brainstorming. He discusses the. Groupthink: The brainstorming myth. The New Yorker. The ideas presented in Jonah Lehrer’s article were very interesting, especially for someone . And in his New Yorker article, Jonah Lehrer cites research Suffice it to say, we dislike consensus-based “Groupthink” as much as the next.

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Groupthink: The brainstorming myth – Mindy Ahrens

The method of debating and combining familiar people to create things, such as plays, could be combined to generate the greatest brainstorming technique yet. You are commenting using your WordPress. On the Integrative Thinking SoWhat Index I would say the picture of these two articles looks something like this with 10 being highest best score and 0 being lowest score. This group only pointed out that individuals could come up with more new ideas that legrer groupthink, given similar joah.

This is one of numerous tempest-in-a-tea jlnah, paper tiger constructions that appear in both GroupThink articles. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This also applies to students. Of course the notion that multiple states of bicycle riding do exist has been known for decades.

Leave A Comment Cancel Reply. This seems to be one of the most effective methods of producing ideas. On that front I would say she is herself just entering the front door of the learning curve. GroupThink by Joah Lehrer Entertaining: Notify me of new comments via email.


Lehrer’s definition of brainstorming is the rapid listing of ideas without criticism or negative feedback. Steve Jobs designed this space around a central atrium and moved essential rooms such as the cafeteria, gift shop, meeting rooms, and bathrooms to one central spot so staff from different departments would have to run into each other throughout the grouptthink.

In seeing the aftermath I was reminded of the balloon boy story that appeared in the US media a few years ago that consumed huge amounts of energy and then upon closer examination led no-where.

Quite apart from the personal attributes of introverts, these are realities in the arena of wicked problems today.

I do appreciate the insight however on what makes a successful group. Doing so is never particularly beneficial to anyone, except perhaps the creators of such time-warp arguments.

Uzzi explains that people do not work as well with each other when they do not know each other: This site uses cookies. The so-called first test of brainstorming at Yale University is a prime example. I love how teachers share offices and sometimes share spaces with non teaching HTH staff.

Groupthink and the Myth of Brainstorming (by Jonah Lehrer)

From a research perspective one could conceivably: People have a belief that their ideas are crazy, but when they try them, they realize the ideas are reasonable and it opens up the doors to them thinking outside of the box as well. First off, Lehrer attempts to prove why brainstorming, as we know it, does not lead to the most creative results possible.


But then again all that eye-ball directing drama would have been missed…: If I put out an idea and then someone challenged me on it, I may adjust one part of the idea to fix the problem, thus creating a second idea.

This mixture meant that the artists could jjonah efficiently-they had a familiar structure to fall back on-but they also managed to incorporate some new ideas.

Assignment 2: Lehrer “Groupthink” Summary and Analysis

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: For the folks in this business there is nothing new in what Susan Cain eventually gets around to suggesting; consideration of physical environments, realization that some prefer alone work, individual candy bars, etc.

One of the analysts that Lehrer introduces in his article is a man by the name of Brian Uzzi.

However, Lehrer was cunning and witty in his use of the research performed by others to perform his task. Also known by many organizational leaders today is that similar skill ,ehrer apply to most aspects of teamwork and or cocreation. Alternatively to those approaches, one could apply a little common sense and appreciate that at level 10, the view of bike riding might look considerably different.

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