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    Understanding groupthink and how to avoid it

    Harriet Ellis and Dr Hazel McLaughlinLinklaters

    Posted a year ago


    “Let’s talk about group think.” So begins a candid discussion between Harriet Ellis, Dispute Resolution Partner at Linkaters, and Chartered Psychologist, Hazel McLaughlin.

    Why do so many corporate failures trace their origins to a failure of the group to see how outsiders would perceive a situation - and how can organisiations break free of that?

    Harriet and Hazel discuss the importance of leadership and tone from the top, of transparency and sharing lessons learned, and of ensuring the right people are in the room as decisions are made.