Abilene Paradox Meaning | What is Abilene Paradox? | UBS

The Abilene Paradox is the situation where a group collectively takes a decision even if it does not match the thoughts and perspectives of an individual member in the group. It happens because of people who don’t want to “rock the boat,” even when their beliefs of what the other group members are thinking aren’t always accurate. Therefore, even if an individual privately disagrees with a decision, they agree to it in the group.