The Rise of the New Groupthink

Collaboration is in. But it may not be conducive to creativity.

Solitude is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place. Most of us now work in teams, in offices without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all. Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in. Full Story »

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Jan. 16, 2012

There are a lot of insights here that challenge prevailing business concepts that emphasize group activity i.e. "brainstorming" as a productive use of time in order to promote creativity, when in reality it's often as productive as that other annoying concept invented by the Harvard Business Review, "multi-tasking".

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