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Include Extreme Points of View In Group Decisions

This report from the Stanford Graduate School of Business tells us that:

When designing a group decision-making process for potentially biased managers, intuition tells us that throwing out extreme opinions neutralizes the most severe biases among the group’s members and leads to better decisions. Surprisingly, research suggests our intuition may be wrong.

So this says that if we have a bunch of people who are potentially biased (who is not these days) then do not throw away extreme comments or suggestions. And do not take a vote count. You are better off listening to each comment or suggestion and making a decision on the quality of the information provided.

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