What is Groupthink?

Groupthink is a term coined by Irving Janis in 1972 to describe the faulty decisions a group makes due to the group pressures that lead to the failure to be mentally efficient and failure to come up with a moral judgment. This happens when a group aims to unanimity instead of looking to the best possible solution for a task. This is characterized by the inability to share opinions for the fear of being judged, inability of get a sound decision, illusions of invulnerability, exercising pressure on other members, and being restricted by the already provided facts. Groupthink usually leads to poor performance of the group. Look here for more information: