Synergy and groupthink

  • Roger Cartwright
Part of the Palgrave Master Series book series (MSB)


Given that belonging to any group or team involves a sacrifice of at least a degree of individuality there must be very good reasons why people join with others. As was shown in Chapter 1, humans are social animals and the individual sacrifices of freedom of action are compensated for by the benefits of being and working with others.


Team Member Team Work Psychological Contract Mutual Support Effective Team 
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Recommended Further Reading

  1. Further information on groupthink can be found in I. Janis, Groupthink (1982), and Paul Hart (ed.), Beyond Groupthink (1997).Google Scholar

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