66 Decision Making Types of decisions team members made and how effective they

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6.6 Decision Making Types of decisions team members made and how effective they were As a team works at a task, or at team maintenance functions, decisions must be made. The quality of team decision making, and the extent to which a decision is accepted and implemented by team members, is greatly affected by the decision making process. The six most common team decision-making patterns are given below. The author’s team has made some decisions when organizing the training event those decisions have been categorized below alongside with the six most common decision making patterns. So that the reader can get a vivid idea about the context which the author’s team faced (Forbes.com, 2018). Unilateral/Authoritarian One person makes the decision and imposes it upon the team. Often, there is very little input from team members, and acceptance/commitment is low. In the context, the author’s group had a lot unilateral decisions. Even though there were a lot of ideas and decisions, they did not affect the outcome that much. As an example, a group member made a decision to change the audience even after getting the approval. It was a unilateral decision and ultimately it did not affect the outcome (Forbes.com, 2018). Handclasp Two team members make a decision and impose it upon the team. This pattern sometimes looks participatory, but it still involves little input from the other members, who will have a low level of commitment to the decision (Forbes.com, 2018). Minority Several members make a decision and impose it upon the majority, who have been disenfranchised. In the hands of skilled practitioners, this may appear to be participatory decision making, but it is only a handclasp among a few members. Decision quality suffers because of the lack of input from the majority, and commitment to the decision is low among those outside the minority (Forbes.com, 2018). Enura Indula (COL/A - 060329) Professional Practices Assigment - 1 30
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Even though normally minority decisions make a less impact on the final outcome, when consider about the author’s content once he and another couple of people made a decision to add a new member to the group. That decision affected the final outcome as the other members also agreed on that decision. Majority This is the popular, "democratic" default option. When a team is unable to resolve a conflict, there is almost always a suggestion to "take a vote, majority wins." Majority rule has the illusion of fairness, but it cuts off discussion, thereby reducing decision quality. Furthermore there is no commitment to the decision from the losing minority. In the given context a lot of decisions were majority voted decisions as all the members agreed on those decisions. Such as, making Dulantha Nishadi and Jana the three main presenters at the training event. Also the topic of the relevant training event, etc… were all majority decisions (Forbes.com, 2018).
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