On Group-Think // Charles Handy

“Organisations are rife with group-think. They not only read the same news-papers, they wear the same clothes, tell the same jokes. They even glory in it, calling it ‘shared values’. Shared values are great, of course. if the values are great.

But those shared values can also lull you into a sort of moral anaesthesia, where you find yourself agreeing too readily that the obvious way to deal with the fall in profits is to amputate a bit of the organisation…..Cocooned by like-minds we can drift into a moral swamp like the man who was amazed to find himself jailed for being what he thought was just a clever businessman.”

Charles Handy (“Thoughts for the Day”)

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