groupthink - GROUPTHINK Developed by Irving Janis 1970s...

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GROUPTHINK Developed by Irving Janis – 1970s Examined 5 presidential policy decisions Conclusion: because of the stress of having to make a decision, not enough time was put into the decision-making process Tradition: socio-psychological/socio-cultural Context: Small group/organizational Approach: empirical A way of deliberating that group members use that minimizes conflict and emphasizes the need for unanimity Assumptions Conditions in groups promote high cohesiveness. Group problem solving is primarily a unified process. Groups and group decision making are frequently complex. 3 causes of groupthink high cohesion in the decision-making group structural factors lack of impartial leadership group isolation lack of decision-making procedures group stress internal stress (subgroup, undedicated member) external stress (due date, weather, lack of resources)
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problem-solving groups – set of individuals whose main task is to make decisions and provide policy recommendations task-oriented groups
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course COM 239 taught by Professor Juliesemlak during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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