good post on the Abilene Paradox

Chriis Michel forwarded me this blog … well worth reading:

It is a well-known phenomenon from social psychology that people are reluctant
to voice minority opinions. My guess is you may recognise this issue and feel it
yourself sometimes; when a whole group of people seems to agree on something (a
course of action, proposal, etc.) but you have doubts about it, there is a bit
of a psychological hurdle to speak up against it. And if you do collect the
courage to speak up against it, you do so reluctantly, ready to take the heat.

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