The Impact of Groupthink on the Intelligence Function
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science
Recent events have brought the Intelligence function to the attention o the mass media. This attention has highlighted the necessity for the intelligence fW1.ction and product to have high integn'ty. Also, it has demonstrated the highly political nature of the product. This paper·examines the p1·essures on the intelligence· function to confonn to organisational norms when, in/act, to produce an intelligence product of high integrity, the opposite may be desirable. Should the intelligence process and product be independent of the pressures of Groupth'ink? This paper attempts to answer this question.