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groupthink
A phenomenon that is common in business teams in which loyalty to the team and a strong desire for group cohesiveness leads members of the group to adopt a common set of ideas and opinions that are reached unconsciously, possibly as a result of an informal consensus process, but also possibly through the adoption of a dominant individual's viewpoint. Groupthink may (but not necessarily) lead to the adoption of assumptions and conclusions that are untrue and/or are detrimental to the team and/or to the broader organization.
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