Clarion call for critical thinkers: A cure for group-think

Going from good practice to great

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Cognition and cognitive dissonance in the boardroom is getting much more air time.

It is perhaps tangential to the dominant diversity debate, yet the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) notes: "The boardroom should be a place for robust debate where challenge, support, diversity of thought and teamwork are essential features. "Diversity of skills, background and personal strengths is an important driver of a board's effectiveness, creating different perspectives among directors, and breaking down a tendency towards'group think'." How true but is it really? From a culture perspective, the idea of a NED 'afterlife' was alluring to me; a means to step back from a prev...

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