Essay on Eat My Shorts

629 Words Jul 18th, 2015 3 Pages
CHAPTER 15 Case Synopsis: The Rise of the New Groupthink Solitude is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in bondage to the idea that creativity and achievement comes from collaboration. Most of us now work in teams, in offices without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all. Lone geniuses are out and collaboration is in. The author of this article calls this ‘The New Groupthink.” But there’s a problem with this view. Research strongly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption. And the most spectacularly creative people in many fields are often introverted, according to studies by psychologists. They’re extroverted enough to exchange and …show more content…
Many introverts seem to know this instinctively and resist

being herded together. The author of this article is not suggesting that teamwork be abolished, since it can offer a fun, stimulating, and useful way to exchange ideas, manage information, and build trust. However, most human beings have two contradictory impulses: we love and need one another yet we crave privacy and autonomy. To harness the energy that fuels both of these drives, our offices should encourage casual, café-style interactions but allow people to disappear into personalized, private spaces when they want to be alone. Questions: 1. What are the potential benefits of high levels of teamwork? - The benefits of high levels of teamwork are: increased information and knowledge, increased acceptance of solution, higher performance levels, increased level of focus, improved social skills and increased level of dependability. 2. What are the potential drawbacks of high levels of teamwork? - The drawbacks of high levels of teamwork are: groupthink, hidden agendas, and free riders. 3. Do you think it is important for workers to have a good balance between time spent working alone and time spent working together in groups or teams? Why or why not? - Yes it is important for team members to spend the same amount of time in and out of the group. It is important to think and work independently so that you are

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