GroupthinkWhen private institutions or government agencies need to solve problems or develop new processes they assemble groups of people to work on the task. The advantages of teams composed of many individuals over individuals working alone are several.

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Groupthink

When private institutions or government agencies need to solve problems or develop new processes they assemble groups of people to work on the task. The advantages of teams composed of many individuals over individuals working alone are several. First of all, teams of individuals can pool their intellectual resources in order to arrive at superior decisions through focused attention to the issue at hand. Group discussion leads to a more varied and in-depth approach to problem solving and idea creation. Furthermore, group discussion leads to a broad exchange of knowledge and information since groups include individuals from different parts and levels of an organization. These individuals tend to bring with them a large variety of skills, interests, and background knowledge. Often, team discussion will bring about a relevant solution, which is unlikely to be made by a lone individual. The reason for this is that a person working in isolation may be afraid of taking responsibility for making a decision whose outcome is uncertain. In a team of individuals, however, the responsibility is spread around so that no particular member can be held responsible if the decision leads to failure.

Group discussion also has the advantage of encouraging motivation in team members. The effect of working with colleagues can increase enthusiasm and provide the necessary ambience for the brainstorming activities essential to good decision-making. Finally, each individual can benefit because he or she can learn new negotiation and management skills and discover personal strengths and aptitudes through the process of achieving worthwhile goals.

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The reading section and the lecture are both about the groupthink which is the combination of people to work together. The author presents different advantages, however, these explanations are refuted by the lecture. Disagreements between the author and the lecture are discussed below.

First of all, the author presents that working in group combines people from different backgrounds which ultimately helps in the problem solving. The professor, however, counters this argument. He cites that group of people from with different intellectual background and variety of thinking make the work more disastrous. Furthermore, he says that conformity becomes the main issue: one person needs to convince all the other group members about his ideas.

Secondly, the reading section says that group discussion motivates people to think out of the box and to come up with new ideas. However, the professor refutes this. He says that if someone comes up with new unique ideas which do not match with the thinking of the others, then these ideas are neglected. To illustrates this idea professor present the case of the Ford car group, in which due to keeping new ideas away, this car company went to bankrupt.

Thirdly, the author says that group work makes the organization strong, in a sense that people combine the knowledge from the different perspective. Nevertheless, the speaker opposes this idea. According to the lecturer, groupthink makes the organization vulnerable. He presents the case of one single prison outscoring all the police department to catch him.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
first, furthermore, however, if, nevertheless, second, secondly, so, then, third, thirdly, first of all

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 5.0 10.4613686534 48% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 0.0 5.04856512141 0% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 7.30242825607 55% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 11.0 12.0772626932 91% => OK
Pronoun: 20.0 22.412803532 89% => OK
Preposition: 36.0 30.3222958057 119% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 5.01324503311 140% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1330.0 1373.03311258 97% => OK
No of words: 248.0 270.72406181 92% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.36290322581 5.08290768461 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.96837696647 4.04702891845 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.75702678082 2.5805825403 107% => OK
Unique words: 132.0 145.348785872 91% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.532258064516 0.540411800872 98% => OK
syllable_count: 394.2 419.366225166 94% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 3.25607064018 184% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 2.5761589404 155% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 13.0662251656 115% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 21.2450331126 75% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 39.1118055494 49.2860985944 79% => OK
Chars per sentence: 88.6666666667 110.228320801 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.5333333333 21.698381199 76% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.86666666667 7.06452816374 97% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 4.33554083885 92% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 4.45695364238 157% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.27373068433 94% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.117951344442 0.272083759551 43% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0400739627011 0.0996497079465 40% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0457067045216 0.0662205650399 69% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0756277107669 0.162205337803 47% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0333367647186 0.0443174109184 75% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.1 13.3589403974 91% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 55.24 53.8541721854 103% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 11.0289183223 86% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.51 12.2367328918 110% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.44 8.42419426049 100% => OK
difficult_words: 63.0 63.6247240618 99% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.0 10.7273730684 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.4 10.498013245 80% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.2008830022 89% => OK
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Rates: 66.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 20.0 Out of 30
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