Your team unanimously agrees to work on a project that is destined to fail. Not only that, but no one on the team actually thinks the project is a good idea. This is the Abilene Paradox.
Why It Happens: the psychological principals that lead to the Abilene Paradox
Action Anxiety – that voice that causes you to second guess taking action even if it would lead to a good outcomeFear of Separation – deep down, humans want to belong, so if the rest of the group votes yes, you vote yes
A big thank you to Versa member Artie Isaac of Vistage Worldwide for speaking and Versa member Bill Ackman of TriNet for sponsoring a delicious lunch. This unique hour proved to be an incredibly open and inspiring discussion. To that end, thank you to our attendees for sharing your stories and asking honest questions.