Ch 16: Group Decision Making: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Group Decision Making chapter of this Organizational Behavior Help and Review course is the simplest way to understand group decision making. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of group decision making.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering organizational behavior material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn organizational behavior. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding groupthink or group decision making
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about group decision making
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the group decision making chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the group decision making chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any group decision making question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a group decision making unit of a standard organizational behavior course. Topics covered include:

  • Strengths and weaknesses of group decision making
  • Group decision making techniques
  • Groupthink
  • Group polarization
  • Team conflict

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Group Decision Making: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Strengths and Weaknesses of Group Decision Making

1. Strengths and Weaknesses of Group Decision Making

Group decision making is when a group of individuals tackle a problem together to achieve a solution. There are both strengths and weaknesses to this type of organizational decision making.

Group vs. Individual Decision Making: When to Use Each

2. Group vs. Individual Decision Making: When to Use Each

At times an individual makes a decision, and at other times a group makes the decision. In this lesson, we will look at the issues surrounding group versus individual decisions

Techniques for Group Decision-Making in Business

3. Techniques for Group Decision-Making in Business

Group decision-making is where a group of individuals are brought together in hopes of determining a solution to a problem. The three types of group decision making are nominal, Delphi technique and brainstorming.

Groupthink: Definition & Examples

4. Groupthink: Definition & Examples

Some groups are quick to make decisions to maintain cohesion, but this can be a critical mistake to make. This lesson explains the concept of groupthink using the Challenger explosion as an example.

Group Polarization in Group Decision Making

5. Group Polarization in Group Decision Making

Group polarization focuses on how groups usually make decisions that are more extreme than the original thoughts and views of the individual team members. There are two main reasons why group polarization happens within an organization.

Team Conflict and the Work Process

6. Team Conflict and the Work Process

Conflict is inevitable in groups, which is why managers must understand it. In this lesson you will learn about the reasons why teams may encounter conflict while working together.

The Devil's Advocate: Impacts on Groups Decision Making

7. The Devil's Advocate: Impacts on Groups Decision Making

The devil's advocacy decision-making technique is where the group is allowed to become the critic in the proposed decision. This technique helps prevent groupthink and increases the chance of a high-quality decision.

Cultural and Ethical Considerations in Group Decision Making

8. Cultural and Ethical Considerations in Group Decision Making

Culture and ethics impact how groups interact and, thus, how they make decisions. In this lesson, we will talk about culture and ethics in a group setting.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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