SevenCubed - 5:40 pm on Dec 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
There is incredible value in encouraging employee creativity and an escape from groupthink.
My sincerest apologies for taking this thread on a wee bit of a detour but that statement is VERY important for all of us as a collective group of IT workers.
I know I can mention them by name because they are very well known and popular. That statement by diberry is the mainstream philosophy at 37Signals, (SevenCubed sort of) the successful web apps folks. It's discussed in Susan Cain's book "Quiet". I highly recommended it to any and all logic minded web workers.
It will help you understand why you feel uncomfortable when shoved into "group think" sessions.
By the way they named their company after 37 signals (seven cubed) that were detected from space! The mothership hasn't abandoned us :p