Final Group think paper July 30, 2009

Final Group think paper July 30, 2009 - Organizational...

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Organizational Behavior July 30, 2009 Groupthink is a phenomenon in which the norm for consensus overrides the realistic appraisal of alternative courses of action. Factors that led to groupthink in the cases that I read were everyone seems to agree on the same ideals and were too timid on speaking up. Groupthink also consists of many people on a board or in a conference room agreeing or disagreeing on how a project should be handled. Many groupthink groups want to rely on others to solely make the decisions, because it is easy if the project should fail then the blame can be placed on others. Many teams to keep groupthink from occurring: could place one highly qualified person to do in-depth research on the task that they are trying to make a decision on. The person to which would come back and say this is the right way to go, and then there would be no reason for groupthink to occur. As stated in the book from the cases that I read groupthink made a lot of bad choices, and in return the companies either filed for bankruptcy or lost a ton of money. Status among groupthink is very crucial to the decision that may or may not be made on a particular task. I think that the differences in status in groupthink could make a decision good or bad. For instance, if the lower status member’s work in the cafeteria and a decision has to be
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course BUSINESS D 380 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at NC Wesleyan.

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