Groupthink Analysis

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Next, we seem to think that analysts in the real world take into account the context they are in. Normally we understand that the context in which one finds themselves to be in determines what they are capable of doing, as it place restrictions upon them. In the case of an analyst, the context determines what kinds of decisions they can possibly make . Due to limits on the amount of time that an analyst has, decisions are constrained in the quality of the policies they can recommend. When we have less time we should expect that the recommendations will not be as good as if we had more time. This thus leads to weaker recommendations. Further, in this context ,analysts get more imaginative. In order to make better policies they may skip steps in their process . When done skillfully this won’t …show more content…
So by creating policies that take into account the constituency the analysts will create policies that better reflect the goals of the parliament. Furthermore, it is no longer the case that there is just a single analyst arguing in favor of policies, but rather that there are multiple analysts arguing for many different policies . This then further complicates the decision making process, and creates the possibility for groupthink to occur. Understanding this would allow for a skilled analyst to avoid groupthink, and its negative consequences, or even take advantage of groupthink, and promote their own policies. Finally, policy analysts may even find themselves in an institution void, a situation in which they are no clear norms or rules . A skilled analyst can take advantage of this, and put themselves in a favourable position so as to push forward their own policies. Playing the game then better allows for the analyst to push forward what they believe to be the best policies. Thus, analysts take into account their contexts, as we expect them to, and as stated by the

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