Follow Not the Crowd

Michael Licenblat

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Economic doom and gloom, less jobs, tighter markets, less sales - there are plenty of reasons for workforces to fall into a sea of negativity and helplessness. The psychology of crowds tells us that people often follow the actions, opinions and mindsets of the majority of people. Sadly, history has shown us that crowds can often get it (very) wrong. We know that pessimism in the workplace can lead to reduced productivity and under utilization of skills. If your work culture has been in the habit of complaining and being negative about the future, will you take the easy road and join them, or will you be able to rise about it? Perhaps a quick lesson from a Star Wars Jedi can shed some light...

Economic doom and gloom, less jobs, tighter markets, less sales - there are plenty of reasons for workforces to fall into a sea of negativity and helplessness. The psychology of crowds tells us that people often follow the actions, opinions and mindsets of the majority of people. Sadly, history has shown us that crowds can often get it (very) wr... Show more

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