It’s time to rethink groupthink.
Recently, I spoke at the IFCA (Insurance and Financial Communicators Association) in Nashville. I put up a large slide that had a single word: Groupthink.
I asked the audience what they thought of this word. Was it positive or negative? Like most groups, they agreed that it was negative. Then, I boldly said, “my mission to help you begin to see Groupthink as a positive.”
It’s not speaker’s hyperbole.
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The Rules Audit. One step to a more innovative company.
Pogo had the business wisdom decades ago.
“We have met the enemy and he is us.”
Tom Rieger, a Senior Practice Expert for Gallup, once wrote that “The greatest threat to an organization’s success is not always the competition. Often, it is what a company does to itself. “
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Empowering innovative spirits
Digital watches were ignored by Swiss watch makers. Radial tires were not developed by Goodyear or B.F. Goodrich, they were developed by a small French tire company, Michelin.
Overnight package delivery was not innovated by UPS or an airline company, it came from Federal Express, a product of a thesis. Light beer wasn’t introduced by the King of Beers or Miller, it came from a chemist name Joseph L. Owades and it was originally marketed as Gablinger’s Diet Beer.
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