GROUP DECISION MAKING

GROUP DECISION MAKING - GROUP DECISION MAKING Strengths of...

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GROUP DECISION MAKING Strengths of Group Decision Making Generate more complete information and knowledge Offer diversity of views Increased acceptance of a solution Weaknesses of Group Decision Making Conformity pressures in groups Can be dominated by one or a few members Ambiguous responsibility Effectiveness and Efficiency Group decisions are more accurate than individual decisions Groups are more creative Individuals have a higher speed Groupthink Related to norms and hinders performance Describes situations in which group pressures for conformity deter the group from critically appraising unusual, minority or unpopular views Symptoms of Groupthink: o Group members rationalize any resistance to the assumptions they have made. Not matter how strongly the evidence may contradict their basic assumptions, members behave as to reinforce those assumptions continually o Members apply direct pressures on those who momentarily express doubts about any of the group’s shared views or who question the validity of
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