In chapter 8 of In Mixed Company , Rothwell discusses many his guidelines and procedures for working in groups and solving problems. Rothwell emphasizes on effective group decision making that will allow groups to come up with the solutions, as well as, the importance of participation from all group members. Furthermore, Rothwell describes the challenges of cultural diversity which apply to group participation and how groups can overcome to establish exuberant synergy. According to Rothwell, there is a difference in verbal participation in small group decision making, because “the value of verbal participation in decision making is perceived differently from culture to culture.” With this being said, there are many advantages and disadvantages to diversity in small groups that I am conscious to and experienced in my past. Participation amongst minorities has become increasingly more beneficial to our society. With technological advances streaming from all over the world, minorities and
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