Chapter 3

Group Cognitive Limitations

Rebecca Halloran, director at Chantech Inc., leaned back in her seat as Larry called for a motion to approve the proposal for development of a new product line the directors had been discussing for the last 45 minutes. She felt the board had had a thorough discussion and thus was pleased and comfortable with the unanimous yes vote that was about to take place. From the very start, the directors had appeared to be on the same page. Most of the concerns and ideas offered by the others had also occurred to Rebecca before the meeting, which only confirmed to her that they were all on the right track. Hal and Jim offered important information from a recent, highly publicized product launch that supported Chantech’s ...

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