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Can women dispel groupthink?

August 5, 2016
Borderless Leadership

Many high-level executives surround themselves with people who have a similar background, education, and outlook on business. When it comes to making decisions, this group of people think in the same way, leading to unchallenged decisions. Known as ‘groupthink’, this phenomena has been proven to lead to poor decisions.

In the latest in our series of essential reads ahead of the Women in Leadership Forum and the Pharma Insight Briefing on Diversity & Innovation, which will take place this October 5th and 6th during the CPhI Congress in Barcelona, Janice Reals Ellig argues that adding women and people from ethnic backgrounds to these groups can lead to better decision making. And there is sound evidence to show that putting more women at the top has a positive impact on the bottom line.

Does the presence of women in decision making bodies in your organisation lead to better business? Borderless Consultants Rosalie Harrison, June Nilsson and Niels-Peter van Doorn will present at the Women in Leadership Forum and Pharma Insight Briefing, and would love to hear your thoughts via Twitter @borderlessexec #WomeninLeadership or LinkedIn

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