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What do we need to have in mind in following groupthink?

on February 1, 2015

We are now living in an era when teamwork, group work and social work is favoured so much that individual private work is almost overwhelmed or ignored. At his time maybe we need to hear some different voices. The article in New York Times gives us something meaningful and thought-provoking. I especially love this part and would like to share it here in the quote.

“And most humans have two contradictory impulses: we love and need one another, yet we crave privacy and autonomy.

To harness the energy that fuels both these drives, we need to move beyond the New Groupthink and embrace a more nuanced approach to creativity and learning. Our offices should encourage casual, cafe-style interactions, but allow people to disappear into personalized, private spaces when they want to be alone. Our schools should teach children to work with others, but also to work on their own for sustained periods of time. And we must recognize that introverts like Steve Wozniak need extra quiet and privacy to do their best work.”

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