Brainstorming solutions as a group is a great idea, but often falls prey to groupthink, in which group members agree to the first idea that is presented to avoid conflict. Groupthink can be avoided using specific phases during the brainstorming process: divergence and convergence.
"How to Take Advantage of Your Entire Group and Avoid Groupthink,"
Marriott Student Review: Vol. 3
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