Originals - Chapters 7 - 8 Summary & Analysis

Adam Grant
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Chapter 7, "Rethinking Groupthink: The Myths of Strong Cultures, Cults and Devil's Advocates," is divided into eight sub-sections, each focusing on different types of work cultures and how they create or stagnate change.

"A Bolt from the Blueprint" looks at how three types of management styles: professional, star and commitment affect a company's success in the short and the long term. "Growing Pains: The Dark Side of Commitment Cultures" talks about how work cultures that are overly committed to the original mission or product have a hard time recognizing the need for change, and may view new ideas as attacks. "'Think Different' Culture" introduces Bridgewater Associates, an investment firm that not only allows, but requires employees to challenge people and policies they think could be better. "The Devil You Know" talks about how introducing a devil's advocate to a group only successfully gets people...

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