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Combat the Abilene Paradox by Identifying Groupthink

Strategic Planning Process

Earlier this week, we looked at the Abilene Paradox- a trap that groups often find themselves in when making decisions.  The paradox, a common pitfall of group decision-making, can be identified by looking out for the red flags discussed in the post, but how do you guard against it?

We all want to avoid pouring our resources into bad ideas. By putting in the effort to root out groupthink, you will not only become a more effective leader, but your team will be more motivated and will have more reason to take ownership of the projects they work on.

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