OB eLearning Module

Decision Making Creativity, and Ethics

Contrast the Strengths and Weaknesses of Group Decision Making

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Decision Making Creativity, and Ethics

Contrast the Strengths and Weaknesses of Group Decision Making

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Do you Think Two Heads are Better Than One?

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Group vs. the Individual

  • Highly used in Organizations
  • But are group decisions preferable to those made by one individual along?
  • The answer depends on a number of factors
  • Another consideration will be if people are more creative when they work along or with other

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Group vs the Individual

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Strengths of Group Decision Making

  • Groups generate more complete information and knowledge with more input into the decision process.
  • They offer increased diversities of views, for more opportunities and approaches.
  • Groups lead to increased acceptance of a solution.
  • Please highlight and open hyperlink to watch one minute video:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRUxUWBqYD4
  • Now answer the question:
  • What are the strengths of Group Decision Making?

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Weaknesses of Group Decision Making

  • Time consuming to reach a solution
  • There are conformity pressures
  • Can be dominated by on of a few members
  • Group decision suffer from ambiguous responsibility

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What are the weaknesses of Group Decision Making?

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Contrast the Strengths and Weaknesses

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Bibliography

Langton, N., Robbins,S.P., Judge, T., Breward,K

(2016). Organizational Behaviour: Concepts,

Controversies, Applications (7th ed.) Toronto:

Person.

http://content.wisestep.com/group-decision-making-top-advantages-disadvantages/

https://www.slideshare.net/smseow/organization-behavior-decision-making

http://2012books.lardbucket.org/books/a-primer-on-communication-studies/s13-small-group-communication.html

https://www.slideshare.net/himanshuagrawal545/a-technical-approach-for-decision-making