#13 - Tokyo 2020 | Curio

#13 - Tokyo 2020

23 mins | Jul 22, 2021

Today's episode from 23rd July 2021. On your marks, get set, go - as the Tokyo Olympics start, we ask whether the games can succeed behind closed doors. Then, we look at the theory of 'groupthink' and how it might hinder you working from home. Intended to mark Japan’s economic revival but hit by the pandemic, the games have instead become a matter of survival. Robin Harding et al. explore the political, logistical and cultural uncertainty surrounding the games. Groupthink - "the phenomenon in which decision-making is ruled by the ease of conformity" - is dangerous for business, and often more common when all communication is happening digitally. Fortunately, Erica Dhawan has put together a guide in Fast Company that shows us how to promote thinking creatively instead. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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