INTL4260_Feb12 - Tuesday, 12 February 2008 Group Consensus...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2008 Group Consensus Under times of stress, if the group has not taken caution, group think is possible Can’t predict which ideas ahead of time, only predict an erosion of judgment Impact of Organizations From a decision making perspective, bureaucracies slow down the process o Many steps of approval before information moves along o Institutions routinize the decision making process so that we can approximate rational decision making The purpose of organization is to mimic the process of rational decision-making o Standardized operating procedure works as long as the environment is stable o When procedures run into new environments: 1. Organization doesn’t recognize it as a new problem and imposes an existing standardized operating procedure over the new problem 2. Institution recognizes that this is a new problem but convinces itself that it’s very similar to an old problem, so they think the old procedure will work 3. Institution doesn’t see it as a problem it needs to address
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course INTL 4260 taught by Professor Berejikian during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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INTL4260_Feb12 - Tuesday, 12 February 2008 Group Consensus...

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