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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Why that is occurring is an entire subject unto itself.

Assignment 2: Lehrer “Groupthink” Summary and Analysis

I bet we could come up with our own stories about creative innovations that came from a chance meeting in a hallway or between schools in the village.

Apart from the hyperbolics the introvert point of view is, in organizations, often present but not listened to or just plain missing. We have been surprised that our colleagues from the design research community have raised so few questions in this regard.

The bike might be different, the riding interface might be different, etc. If your goal is to 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. I also thought that his ideas were intriguing.

First off, Lehrer attempts to prove why brainstorming, as we know it, does not lead to the most creative results possible. While Susan is busy making a case for a fraction of the Myers Briggs modelshe is also busily and I would say needlessly, some might say carelessly, blowing up applied creativity teamwork, the present state of which she seems to know very little about. Rather, her conclusions augmented the original conclusions. Anyone can construct ggoupthink argument with the leading edges, the middle or the tail end.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: If groupfhink 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. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Notify me of new comments via email.


It is no secret that they have already consumed a ton of time in the marketplace, spent by many trying to decipher if that fire is valid and what the heck it might mean. That seems awfully subjective to me. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

You are commenting using your Leherr account. This is one of numerous tempest-in-a-tea pot, paper tiger constructions that appear in both GroupThink articles. Such assumptions are not great signals regarding the depth of their own knowledge. I love how teachers share offices and sometimes share spaces with non teaching HTH staff.

Does a commercially successful Broadway musical equal creativity? GroupThink by Jonah Lehrer Entertaining: 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. That lack of knowing undermines her relatively simple message that introverts are all around grokpthink I am one myself and deserve to be better understood.

It would seem, however, that many truths, oral and written, are disguised by slogans and statements. There seems to be two primary GroupThink articles floating around; one by Susan Cain published January 13, and the other that you referenced by Jonah Lehrer published January 30, Lehrer fails to point this out. No one that we know of is. GroupThink by Susan Cain Entertaining: Of course the notion that multiple states of bicycle riding do exist has been known for decades.

From a research perspective one could conceivably: Lehrer then uses a study by the review of over 20 million peer-reviewed academic papers and 2 million patents made in the United States; Lehrer uses pure numbers to test the sleep reader.


Her book entitled Quietwhich I just finished reading, is much more useful than the article, as it explains her point of view in more detail.

Analysis Essay, Jonah Lehrer’s “Brainstorming” | montymyman

Jobs felt that when people who don’t normally work together meet up in these “chance encounters,” more creativity and innovation takes place. It would be interesting to try this both ways sometime and see what happens. Most of the organizational leaders that we work with are well aware that cocreation events involve individual and collective interface mastery.

Notify me of new comments via email. Leave A Comment Cancel Reply. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Next, Lehrer suggests an ideal group formation to achieve the most creative output. These two articles contain many differences, but manage to make gdoupthink same errors at a foundational research level in attempting to offer up what they energetically frame as new perspectives on problems and solution paths.

Are such studies manipulative, riddled with distortions or just plain unenlightened? I wonder about the term “creative” here though. The focus of the article is looking at different factors in group dynamics that lead grouptgink creativity and innovation.

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

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. 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, froupthink candy bars, etc.