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Unformatted text preview: o Problem requires expert judgment o Relatively few steps required o At least one member has needed skills to solve problem o Solutions can eventually be verified • Disadvantages of groups/ teams: o Can be time consuming o Can be people intensive and costly o Can be dominated by a single individual o Production blocking and evaluation apprehension may prevent important information from being surfaced Production blocking: single individual domination Evaluation apprehension: fear of looking stupid in front of colleagues o False consensus might occur due to social pressures o Blame, responsibility, and/ or praise can be diffused o Risky or conservative shifts Group polarity: in group setting w/ risky or conservative individual, conversations can be reinforcing to lead to polarity...
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- Fall '10
- Decision Making, Individual Output, Group/ Team Output