Group Dynamics 3

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1 Group Dynamics III MGMT 371 – Class Session #8 Friday, September 12 th , 2008 Prof. Marc H. Anderson Lessons from the Group Exercise This decision concerned values (there was no “right” answer, “accuracy” has no meaning) There is a certain arbitrariness to the decision (you agonized over the ranking, yet if you were in a different group, it easily could have been different!) Suppose you rolled a die? What’s the Optimal Group Size? QUESTION: In general, what is the optimal group size between TWO and TWENTY people? • WHY? (write down your reasons ) U.S. History: The Bay of Pigs “The Bay of Pigs Invasion (aka Playa Girón), was an unsuccessful attempt by a U.S.-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade south-west Cuba and overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The invasion — planned and funded by the United States government beginning in 1960 — was launched in April 1961, several months after John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency in the United States. The Cuban military defeated the invading force in a matter of days and the event accelerated a rapid deterioration in Cuban-American relations…” – Wikipedia (Sept. 12, 2008) Why Groups Fail? The Bay of Pigs Fiasco How could we have been so stupid? demanded John F. Kennedy after his administration’s invasion of Cuba was soundly defeated at the Bay of Pigs Didn’t Fail Because They Were Stupid They Failed Because Their Decision Process Was Poor! Groupthink
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