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From the corporate boardroom to the kitchen table, important decisions are often made in collaboration. But are two — or three or five — heads better than one? Not always, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. “People who make judgments by working with someone else are more confident in those judgments. As a result they take less input from other people” — and this myopia wipes out any advantage a pair may have over an individual, says psychologist Julia A. Minson, who conducted the study with Jennifer S. Mueller. “The collaborative process itself is the problem.” -Science Daily
Writing Prompt: Write a scene where collaboration leads your protagonist into a dangerous decision.
Journaling Prompt: Write about a time at work or in a volunteer position where collaboration led to a decision that wasn’t optimal.
Art Prompt: Collaboration
Nonfiction / Speech Writing Prompt: Write about your experiences with collaborative decision making. Do you agree or disagree with the research cited above.
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