Assignment 6 Decision Making - 2 The paradox that a manager...

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1. The reasons for the difference between groups and individuals in the likelihood of escalating commitment and the degree to which commitment is escalated are that groups will recognize the irrationality of escalating commitment to previously unsuccessful actions and the group dynamic reinforces support for the initial decision and increases the level of rationalization to escalate commitment.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. The paradox that a manager faces, when choosing between changing course of action and escalating commitment to it is the empirical evidence showing that you are more likely to be rewarded for escalating commitment than changing course of action. In saying this, when rewards is based on results, employees will hide bad results by escalating commitment to their initial decisions....
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