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G201: Intro to Comm Theory Fall 2010 FUNCTIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON GROUP DECISION MAKING (Hirokawa & Gouran) As you observe the following group decision making process, take note of statements that either promote, distract from, or return to any of the four functions that Hirokawa and Gouran define. PROBLEM ANALYSIS GOAL SETTING IDENTIFICATION OF ALTERNATIVES EVALUATION OF POSITIVES / NEGATIVES PROMOTE DISRUPT COUNTERACT
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G201: Intro to Comm Theory Fall 2010 FUNCTIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON GROUP DECISION MAKING (Hirokawa & Gouran) FUNCTIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON GROUP DECISION MAKING (Hirokawa & Gouran) 1. Hirokawa & Gouran stress that the order of the process is less important than making sure all functions are achieved. Do you agree? Is there good reason to follow complex developmental sequences and step-by-step models of decision-making? 2. Review the six-step reflective thinking
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Unformatted text preview: process that philosopher John Dewey outlines (page 230). How does this compare to Hirokawa & Gourans process? Do you favor one set of steps over the other? 3. What factors / variables do Hirokawa & Gouran leave out of their theory on group decision making that may be important? Why? 4. Given that the functional theory focuses on decision-making and problem solving groups, why is its silence on relationship issues a problem? 5. Can you think of a time when social and emotional factors seemed as or more important than purely rational elements of decision-making? In other words do the follow factors play a salient (prominent) role in decision making: relational issues such as friendship and team cohesiveness, emotional factors such as joy or pride, member attributes such as commitment and experience, or prior decision-making histories?...
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