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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Feel free to subscribe to the Humantific Quarterly. We have been surprised that our colleagues from the design lehrsr community have raised so few questions in this regard.

The first example of this is the Pixar headquarters. Email required Address ionah made public. Another analyst says group work has become more popular over the years and has caused individuals to become less creative because they have outside ideas coming from other sources. Quite apart from the personal attributes of introverts, these are realities in the arena of wicked problems today.

Of course the notion that multiple states of bicycle riding do exist has been known for decades. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Some of us decided years ago not to explicitly focus on the personality dimensions of Myers Briggs, for a multitude of reasons that I will not go into here in this abbreviated post.

However, Lehrer was cunning and witty in his use of the research performed by others to perform his task. Some of the outcomes were Chomsky’s studies of linguistics, the Bose speakers, advances in high-speed photography, and the first video game. Its more about how stuff gets done.


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Are such studies manipulative, riddled with distortions or just plain unenlightened?

Groupthink and the Myth of Brainstorming (by Jonah Lehrer)

GroupThink by Susan Cain Entertaining: Argument has been the default dynamic in western culture for hundreds of years so not much of a change prescription there.

Rather, her conclusions augmented the original conclusions. From a research perspective one could conceivably: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Alternatively to those approaches, one could apply a little common sense and appreciate that at level 10, the view of groupyhink riding might look considerably different.

Does a commercially successful Broadway musical equal creativity?

Assignment 2: Lehrer “Groupthink” Summary and Analysis

On that front I would say she is herself just entering the front door of the learning curve. In seeing the aftermath I was reminded of the balloon boy story that appeared in the US media a few years ago that consumed huge amounts of energy and then upon closer examination led no-where.

The ideas presented in Jonah Lehrer’s article were very interesting, especially for someone interested in collaboration and creativity. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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 lehrrr change the directions of what we do in the realm of enabling cross-disciplinary cocreation and building integrative thinking capacity.


Lehrer was just a writer receiving a pittance for his article, with no resources to do a research piece.

Groupthink: The brainstorming myth – Mindy Ahrens

Grouothink teams had some old friends, but they also had newbies. First off, Lehrer attempts to prove why brainstorming, as we know it, does not lead to the most creative results possible.

The importance Uzzi introduces here is that the time these actors and actresses spend together is essential to produce a good show. The so-called first test of brainstorming at Yale University is a prime example.

Rather he leaves it up to the reader to discover on their own. 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, individual candy bars, etc. The method of debating and combining familiar people to create groupthonk, such as plays, could be combined to generate the greatest brainstorming technique yet.

Finally, Lehrer describes physical spaces where creativity has been proven to thrive. Apart from the hyperbolics the introvert point of view is, in organizations, often present but not listened to or just plain missing. Many readers would rather not take the time to sort through such complex mazes.