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11-04-2008 @ 10:45PM
Groupspeak- (noun) A dysfuntion in which group members value the harmony of the group more than new ideas, fail to critically examine ideas, hesitate to change flawed decisions, or lack willingness to allow new members to participate. Often leads to stagnation and the eventual disintegration of the group.Sieler, William J and Melissa Beall. Communication: Making Connections. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2008.
11-04-2008 @ 10:46PM
P.S.- I'm guilty of this myself, I just thought I'd point out that, technically, this is a bad thing. :)
11-05-2008 @ 12:43PM
I see a lot of that with hardcore raiding guilds. They start naturally coalescing into a core clique of people who raid/play together, and new members are often faced with "secondary" status and a steep climb until they "pay their dues" and are accepted by the core group. Very often, they will insist on doing things a certain way because "that's the way we've always done it in the past", or hold prejudices for/against certain ideas "you need X tanks and Y healers for this certain boss" or "you have to have a for this instance". It takes a very dynamic leader to realize this.
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