Value Individualism is assessed.
Generally speaking, do you place more value on the well-being of the
individual or the group? When and why do you value individualism? When
and why do you value group orientation?
...er plan. People acting as individuals will be able to act without concern for the group, and may be able to break through in a situation where quick and decisive action is needed. Again, though, as individuals we are often blind to the flaws in our own thinking.
Working in a group and being committed to a group orientation also has its pros and cons. In a group, ideas can be shared, discussed, and built on by people with a variety of opinions. This can act as a brainstorming session, with ideas inspiring other ideas and fostering creative thinking. It can also act as as a filter that separates the weak or ineffective ideas from the more useful ones, or highlights flaws in a plan that need to be addressed. The problems typically arise with the inevitable disagreements between ...