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Unformatted text preview: process that philosopher John Dewey outlines (page 230). How does this compare to Hirokawa & Gouran’s 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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- Fall '10
- Decision Making, group decision