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The Resource In defense of troublemakers : the power of dissent in life and business, Charlan Nemeth

In defense of troublemakers : the power of dissent in life and business, Charlan Nemeth

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In defense of troublemakers : the power of dissent in life and business
Title
In defense of troublemakers
Title remainder
the power of dissent in life and business
Statement of responsibility
Charlan Nemeth
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Language
eng
Summary
We have decided by consensus that consensus is good: in the boardroom and the halls of government, in the jury box and the corner bar, we value reaching agreement. Unfortunately, although the wisdom of crowds might be a good way to answer trivia questions, the truth is not as democratic as we might like to believe. Group decision-making often allows widely held assumptions to go unchallenged in favor of harmony and cohesiveness. Agreement can lead to disastrous consequences: flights crash because the crew is afraid to speak up, and surgical teams make lethal errors because they mistake acquiescence for accuracy. In the name of comity, we end up embracing stupidity. Even worse, we punish those who refuse to go along. In In Defense of Troublemakers, social psychologist Charlan Nemeth argues that we can make better decisions by encouraging dissent. Dissent forces us to question the status quo and rethink our preconceptions. When dissenters challenge majority opinion, they force the majority to seek information on all sides of the issue and consider new ideas. Indeed, dissent enables more creative, and better, decision-making. Perhaps most remarkably, dissent doesn't have to be correct in order to be effective. Objectors bring groups far closer to truth, regardless of whether they themselves are right or wrong. It is no easy task to be the lone voice calling in the wilderness, and it is difficult for many to accept criticism or tolerate disagreement. But when we encourage dissent, we're not just empowering others, we're empowering ourselves. In Defense of Troublemakers is essential reading for anyone who works in groups and wants them to work better. -- From dust jacket
Summary
An eminent psychologist explains why dissent should be cherished, not quashed
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Nemeth, Charlan
Dewey number
302
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1033
LC item number
.N46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Dissenters
  • Social psychology
  • Thought and thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Social influence
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Creative thinking
  • Dissenters
  • Social influence
  • Social psychology
  • Thought and thinking
  • Dissenters
  • Kreatives Denken
  • Organisation
  • Organisationspsychologie
  • Sozialpsychologie
  • Creative thinking
  • Social psychology
  • Dissenters
  • Social influence
  • Thought and thinking
Target audience
adult
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the power of dissent in life and business
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In defense of troublemakers : the power of dissent in life and business, Charlan Nemeth
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-241) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Consensus narrows thinking, and kills rationality
  • Dissent diversifies, and strengthens thinking
  • Part III.
  • Groupthink versus groups of thinkers :
  • Group decisions: often in error, never in doubt
  • Better decisions: dissent, diversity, and devil's advocates
  • Conclusions
  • Introduction: Fear consensus, love dissent
  • Part I.
  • Majorities versus troublemakers: the art of persuasion :
  • Numbers rule
  • Even one dissenter makes a difference
  • Dissent as an art in changing hearts and minds
  • Part II.
  • Consensus versus dissent: closed minds versus open minds :
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465096299
Lccn
2017041940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028015356
System control number
(OCoLC)1027725738
Label
In defense of troublemakers : the power of dissent in life and business, Charlan Nemeth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Consensus narrows thinking, and kills rationality
  • Dissent diversifies, and strengthens thinking
  • Part III.
  • Groupthink versus groups of thinkers :
  • Group decisions: often in error, never in doubt
  • Better decisions: dissent, diversity, and devil's advocates
  • Conclusions
  • Introduction: Fear consensus, love dissent
  • Part I.
  • Majorities versus troublemakers: the art of persuasion :
  • Numbers rule
  • Even one dissenter makes a difference
  • Dissent as an art in changing hearts and minds
  • Part II.
  • Consensus versus dissent: closed minds versus open minds :
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465096299
Lccn
2017041940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028015356
System control number
(OCoLC)1027725738

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