Group can motivate each member by enhancing their

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decisions. Group can motivate each member by enhancing their level of contribution. Thanks to this, they can share responsibilities and accept decisions. There are also several negative aspects of group decision-making. Highly motivated group can be focused on extreme points and the element of the risk can be raised. In addition, the group making decision is expensive than individual decision-making. Status of group members may affect the acceptance of the decision. For example high status group member decision can be accepted as a
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good suggestion but other members can reject little status group member’s decision. Vroom-Yetton leadership model suggests that decision making style should be considered by 3 factors. These factors are quality of the decision, the required level of the commitment to the decision by the group members and available time. Four well-known decision make styles are: Majority Vote: The group decides by voting. The leader is a facilitator for the group. It is a simple and cheapest method for making decision. On the other hand, members take little responsibilities, they can vote for other goals than to find solution. This method can be used when there is not enough time or when there is no expertise needed for making a decision.
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  • Fall '18
  • Paraminder Talwar, PMP
  • Decision Making, group leader, group decision

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