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Leadership, thought diversity, and the influence of groupthink

journal contribution
posted on 10.11.2021, 04:22 by Michelle ClearyMichelle Cleary, David Lees, Jan Sayers
Effective decision-making underpins mental health nurses’ capacity for providing person-centred, evidenced-based care. Whilst team environments have the potential to support effective decision-making, poor decision-making can occur when busy individuals, eager to please others, enable group consensus to pervade at the expense of thoughtful debate, reflection and negotiation. The promulgation of such ‘groupthink’ may negatively impact care. In this column, the concept of groupthink is explored and its impacts considered. Strategies for tackling groupthink are proposed in order to support effective leadership, thought diversity and the achievement of organisational and team goals.

History

Volume

40

Issue

8

Start Page

731

End Page

733

Number of Pages

3

eISSN

1096-4673

ISSN

0161-2840

Location

England

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Tasmania

Era Eligible

Yes

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Issues in Mental Health Nursing