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Team development: Groupthinking

From your experience consulting within a management group of Lowe's home improvement store. What evidence is there that this group has experienced the Groupthink phenomenon? How did the group react? What did the leader do? If there is no evidence of Groupthink, under what circumstances could it occur? How do you suppose team leadership would respond? What would be the ideal response?

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From your experience consulting within a management group of Lowe's home improvement store. What evidence is there that this group has experienced the Groupthink phenomenon?

There were three evidences that groupthink had taken place. When locations for different items were to be selected, the group only considered their past experience and did not consider any alternative. The second evidence was that when the group made decisions at Lowe's it did not consider the company's objectives (Wilcox , C, 2010). The third evidence was that the group did not consider the risks of preferred choice. For example when some construction materials were piled high the group did not consider the risk that the shadows would make the material difficult for the customers to see and examine.

How did the group react?

When I challenged the group in these areas the groups said that since there were a ...

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