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Group Decision Making Methods & Considerations - Chapter Summary
Professional instructors created this chapter on group decision-making methods and considerations for managers. Each of the video lessons highlight the uses of group and individual decision making, the strengths and weaknesses associated with making decisions as a group and the Vroom-Yetton leader participation model, among other topics. Our videos are short and easy to navigate using the video tabs feature for further review of topics you'd like to focus on.
How It Helps
- Builds confidence: Your supervisory teams will understand when to use group decision making tactics and when individual decision making is best, leading to more confidence in their decision making abilities.
- Provides clarity: Using this chapter, your managers will learn about the types of decision-making strategies to use in specific situations for the best outcomes.
- Ensures compliance: With lessons on the ethical and cultural considerations that apply to group decision making, you can feel confident your teams are handling situations appropriately.
Use this chapter to ensure your supervisors know how to:
- Differentiate between individual and group decision making
- Outline the strengths and weaknesses related to group decision making
- Discuss the Vroom-Yetton leader participation model
- Provide examples of and a definition for 'groupthink'
- Detail the impact of the Devil's Advocate on group decision making
- Explain ethical and cultural considerations as they apply to group decision making
1. 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
2. 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.
3. The Vroom-Yetton Leader Participation Model: Rethinking Business Decision Making
Leaders in an organizational environment have to make decisions daily. The Vroom-Yetton-Jago Normative Decision Model helps explain when and how to have employees participate in decision making.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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