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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Doing so is never particularly beneficial to anyone, except perhaps the creators of such time-warp arguments. Evidently grouptyink everyone writing about teamwork, brainstorming and collaboration has. One of the analysts that Lehrer introduces in his article is a man by the name of Brian Legrer.

Much of that logic stream is just plain nonsense, but certainly everyone is entitled to their point of view and approach to marketing. Some of the outcomes were Chomsky’s studies of linguistics, the Bose speakers, advances in high-speed photography, and the first video game.

Argument has been the default dynamic in western culture for hundreds of years so not much of a change prescription there. On that front I would say she is herself just entering the front door of leher learning curve.

Groupthink: The brainstorming myth – Mindy Ahrens

Such assumptions are not great signals regarding the depth of their own knowledge. We have been surprised that our colleagues from the design research joah have raised so few questions in this regard.

Whether everyone likes it or not, the notion of a skills progression ladder is always going to apply regardless of whether it is an individual or collective interface that must be mastered.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The possible avenues for odd-ball sillybilly research approaches seem endless.

If your goal is groupthonk create an organization of level 1 bicycle riders then you should pay a lot of attention to the academic research that has knowingly or unknowingly been focused in that direction. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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.


The method of debating and combining familiar people to create things, such as plays, could be combined to generate the greatest brainstorming technique yet. To accomplish this end, Lehrer brought to bear all of his education and experience as a neuroscience major and Rhodes Scholar on literary works to take and cultivate the minds of his readers.

The ideas presented in Jonah Lehrer’s article were very interesting, especially for someone interested in lehrr and creativity. There seems to be two primary GroupThink articles floating around; lehrr by Susan Cain published January 13, and the other that you referenced by Jonah Lehrer published January 30, It is with such a unique background of the human mind and literary skill that Lehrer uses his essay on Brainwashing as a cleverly disguised ruse to transform the unsuspecting reader into an active participant in a groupthink on the topic of brainwashing.

In general I would say there is a rather frustrated, unsung perspective calling out there, especially in Quietthat deserves to be voiced and better understood in organizational contexts.

Assignment 2: Lehrer “Groupthink” Summary and Analysis

Finally, Lehrer describes physical spaces where creativity has been proven to thrive. No one that we know of is. This strategy not only increases the quantity of the ideas, but also improves the quality of the ones already there. In fact, in the spirit of geoupthink new, workable ideas for school and the workplace, the whole of this essay does nothing but nurture what Osborn attempted to do. Brian Uzzi, a sociologist at Northwestern, leher Broadway musicals as examples of group creativity.

Email required Address never made public. The bike might be different, the riding interface might be different, etc. It makes complete sense that a “mix of old friends and newbies” would make the best group composition. Lehrer made it clear that Brian Uzzi considered it much easier to work together and share ideas with people you are familiar with than to be embarrassed to share your outlandish ideas with strangers that may think your thoughts are bizarre. 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.


I also thought that his ideas were intriguing. Jobs felt that when people who don’t normally work together meet up in these “chance encounters,” more creativity and innovation takes place. This site uses cookies. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He points to a study by Charlan Nemeth, a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, to show that brainstorming with criticism actually gives better creative results!

If your organization seeks to build level 10 riders, that academic research is essentially irrelevant. His challenge was to take the passive reader and transform them into a critic and active participant in a groupthink of his own on the topic of brainstorming. If it is helpful to anyone in this discussion group, I can tell you that we have not seen anything in those two articles or the bandwagon stream following them that would inspire us to change the directions of what we do in the realm of enabling cross-disciplinary cocreation and building integrative thinking capacity.

Anyone can construct an argument with the leading edges, the middle or the tail end.