Throughout our careers, we are taught to conform to the status quo, to the opinions and behaviors of others, and to information that supports our views. The pressure only grows as we climb the organizational ladder. By the time we reach high-level positions, conformity has been so hammered into us that we perpetuate it in our enterprises. Workers and their organizations both pay a price: decreased engagement, productivity, and innovation
Francesca Gino describes three reasons for our conformity on the job, This article which was written for the Harvard Business Review, discusses why this behavior is costly for organizations, and suggests ways to combat it.