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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Evidently not everyone writing about teamwork, brainstorming and collaboration has. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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 to change the directions of what we do in the realm of enabling cross-disciplinary cocreation and building integrative thinking capacity.

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. Also, how can we cross pollinate students from different grades or different schools to facilitate more creative outputs.

Why that is occurring is an entire subject unto itself. Many readers would rather not take the time to sort through such complex mazes.

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Assignment 2: Lehrer “Groupthink” Summary and Analysis

That lack of knowing undermines her relatively simple message that introverts are all around us I am one myself and deserve to be better understood. Uzzi explains that people do not work as well with each other when they do not know each other: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It is the human friction that makes the sparks” Another incubator for creativity was Building 20 on the M. Whether everyone likes it or not, much that goes on in the context of wicked challenges needs to be socially constructed.


Lehrer fails to point this out. Lehrer’s definition of brainstorming is the rapid listing of ideas without criticism or negative feedback. Its more about how stuff gets done. The building was originally planned to be a short term fix to give the Radiation Laboratory more space but was never taken down and over the years housed many professional, scientific and intellectual groups such as biologists, psychologists, computer scientists, and linguists.

Groupthink: The brainstorming myth – Mindy Ahrens

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This also applies to students. In fact, Jones study seemed to clarify discrepancies in the studies of others, like Yale University, that are at odds with Alex Osborn.

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One of the analysts jonay Lehrer introduces in his article is a man by the name of Brian Uzzi. I also thought that his ideas were intriguing. How stuff gets done is often about participation, co-framing, buy-in and various social constructions. He points to a study by Charlan Nemeth, a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, to show that brainstorming with criticism actually gives better creative results!

I will definitely keep this in mind as I focus on collaboration in my classroom. This seems to be one of the most effective methods of producing ideas.

That seems awfully subjective to me. They were comfortable with each other, but they weren’t too comfortable” I love how teachers share offices and sometimes share spaces with non teaching HTH staff. groupthimk

Rather, her conclusions augmented the original conclusions. Most of the organizational leaders that we groupfhink with are well aware that cocreation events involve individual and collective interface mastery. Doing so is never particularly beneficial to anyone, except perhaps the creators of such time-warp arguments.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: With such a hunger out there for posting material that drives eyeballs to web sites it seems to matter more if the content is provocative and less if it makes any real sense. Brian Uzzi, a sociologist groputhink Northwestern, studied Broadway musicals as examples of group creativity. You are commenting using your WordPress.


It is relatively easy to construct arguments against where the frontier was decades ago and then spin that depiction as if that is where the frontier is today. Apart from the hyperbolics the introvert point of view is, in organizations, often present but not listened to or just plain missing.

If your goal is to create an organization of level 1 bicycle riders then you should pay a lehhrer of attention to the academic research that has knowingly or unknowingly been focused in that direction. It would be interesting to try this both ways sometime and see what happens.

GroupThink by Jonah Lehrer Entertaining: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: If your organization seeks to build level 10 riders, that lfhrer research is essentially irrelevant. Groutphink wonder about the term “creative” here though. His challenge was to take the passive reader and transform them into a critic and active participant in a groupthink of his own on the topic of brainstorming.

Quite apart from the personal attributes of introverts, these are realities in the arena of wicked problems today. Lehrer made it clear that Brian Uzzi considered it much easier to work together and share ideas groupghink people you are familiar with than groypthink be embarrassed to share your outlandish ideas with strangers that may think your thoughts are bizarre.

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.