7. “Drinking the Kool-Aid”
This big buzzword is often a buzz kill. “Drinking the Kool-Aid” means readily trusting information from authored authority figures in a given field. In groupthink situations, this terminology often degrades the vitality of the information that can be used to make an informed business decision. Rather than “drink the Kool-Aid,” major stakeholders should go out and research authoritative information on a topic so that they can make a better-informed decision on a topic. Often, authoritative information is useful and can increase the value of a major decision for a stakeholder.