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You're Working in a Group

Teamwork is taught to us as the recipe to success as early as our kindergarten days. But new research from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania shows that working in a group provides a certain level of cockiness that prevents you from accepting input from anyone outside your group. You naturally assume that the decision your team came up with is correct. When you work alone, you’re more likely to be an equal-opportunity advice taker. And it's always best to get all sides of a story before you act.

How to avoid a big oops: This doesn't mean you should never make another team decision ever. Just remember people outside the pack have things to say too.

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