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12 Angry Men Case AnalysisBy: Varun Shankar, Corbin Smeal, Christian Nduwumwami, Ruiyang Fang, Zach GerryStress
The movie “12 Angry Men” is about a jury that decides whether an 18-year-old boy from a slum was guilty of stabbing his father to death or not. This movie touches on the power of leadership, teams, decision making, stress, and motivation. As we know, a jury is randomly made up by a group of people, and they have different personalities, background, and recognition of the world. Therefore, it is hard to unify everyone’s opinion or change their mind. In this movie, we can see how different people react when having stress. In a preliminary vote, all jurors voted "guilty" except Juror 8. He could have voted “guilty” so that they can have a quick deliberation and go home to do other stuff, but he didn’t do so. Therefore, don’t be afraid to speak out your mind even when you are under stress in a group or in a company. Do not bow to social pressure and blindly follow others. In this case, instead, under so much stress, he still tried to persuade the other jurors in a reasonable and respectful way. By using sentences such as “I just want to talk” or “I’m not trying to change your mind,” we can avoid big conflicts between group members andachieve our goals at the same time.However, if we look at this case in a different view, we can see that other jurors were impatient and stressful as well when Juror 8 didn’t vote “guilty”. Because Juror 7 wanted to go to evening'sYankees game, and Juror 10 who was from slums had a prejudice against people from there. Juror 8’s behavior irritated them, and they were also under big stress since they needed a quick deliberation so that they could attend their activities later. However, from the management side, when you are under pressure, you had better be assertive instead of aggressive. Only when you be assertive will you precisely assert your opinions so that you can better deal with the problem. If you become angry, defensive, or passive, it will make you lose your position easily and even overreact to hurt yourself or other people.Motivation
As we demonstrated above, some management skills and strategies used in the movie “12 Angry Men” are still useful and relevant today. Besides stress, we can also see and learn motivation from this movie. Through seeing how Juror 8 used evidence and reasonable doubt successfully tochange other people’s mind, we can learn how to get people buy-in to the changes when we are implementing some policies in the company.As we know, in order to motivate others, we have to gain credibility and respect from others first.In this case, Juror 8 doubted the prosecution's claim by presenting an identical murder weapon which was claimed to be “rare” by two witnesses. By doing so, it can greatly shake other jurors’ determination. What’s more, when motivating others, we, ourselves should be the first one to believe that and show enough confidence to raise them up. Therefore, before the second vote, he

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