Groupism


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Groupism

The tendency of members of a group to agree with each other and not to contradict each other out of a desire for status, recognition or acceptance. Groupism is dangerous in business as one member may be afraid to point out a flaw in another's thinking or the group as a whole may be disinclined toward innovation.
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Traditional Confucianism has long had a strong familistic groupism aspect to it, viewing society as a whole as well as organizations within it as being like families.
Groupism is a Confucian norm, which is typically aimed toward completing communal objectives.
Sharma also said that there was a kind of groupism in the party, and neither were there any values in the party nor any structure.
It's this kind of groupism, one can argue, that had ferry staffers thinking nothing of putting too much cargo on board; underlings negotiating a risky turn themselves rather than ask the captain to return to the bridge; passengers following orders that they stay below deck even as the boat sank.
Confucian groupism is reflected in Google's unique corporate structure.
Insight: 2011) This trend of family profession and groupism may be led politicians to groom their children as their political heirs.
provide two examples to illustrate the variants of corporate groupism in
It highlights "our reflexive obedience, our reluctance to question authority, our devotion to sticking with the programme, our groupism and our insularity.
To explain this lapse, Kurokawa courageously faults Japan's ingrained cultural "mindset," in particular its "reflexive obedience, our reluctance to question authority, our devotion to 'sticking with the program,' our groupism, and our insularity.
Brubaker (2004) defines groupism as "the tendency to take discrete, bounded groups as basic constituents of social life, chief protagonists of social conflicts, and fundamental units of social analysis" (Brubaker 2004: 8).
He said the primary reason for the change in the strategy was the fear of groupism within the team.