group-think

groupthink

[groop-thingk]
noun
1.
the practice of approaching problems or issues as matters that are best dealt with by consensus of a group rather than by individuals acting independently; conformity.
2.
the lack of individual creativity, or of a sense of personal responsibility, that is sometimes characteristic of group interaction.

Origin:
1950–55; group + think1, on the model of doublethink

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groupthink (ˈɡruːpˌθɪŋk)
 
n
a tendency within organizations or society to promote or establish the view of the predominant group

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