Scientific proof: Consensus reduce creativity

Published by on juni 18, 2010 at 7:43 e m

For a long time I have a strong sense of that consensus are reducing creativity. In an scientific based book called Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration did by Paul B. Paulus (Editor), Bernard A. Nijstad (Editor). In this book did I find this proof:

Reduced creativity in groups is also a by-product of the desire of consensus.

Here is 150 pages in this book for free.

In the Swedish culture are the consensus dimension strong, so strong that few radical idea survive the consensus filter. At the same time Swedes are innovative like few others (but without the consensus reducing filter they would be much more creative in my opinion).