An overwhelming 94% of the time, the teams used the first answer anyone shouted out — often giving only perfunctory consideration to others that were offered.The article points out many reasons why obedience is irrational but disappointingly closes on the note that we'd better follow our leaders. Let's not.
Is Your Boss Faking It?
This article from Time magazine questions the competency of bosses but also offers a neat look into some social psychology and group dynamics. Anarchists for the most part seem keenly aware of these phenomena and have devised some interesting ways to handle them. However, my first reaction was toward the first-answer scenario, and how this might affect the development of consensus: