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Methods for Group Decision Making - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this engaging chapter on methods for group decision making designed for corporate training. Subjects covered here include group decision making, individual decision making and when to use them. These resources can be accessed from any mobile device or computer 24 hours a day.
How It Helps
- Builds strong teams: We've addressed techniques for successful group decision-making thoroughly here, giving your teams the information they need to work together to reach positive decisions.
- Offers knowledge: Your employees will fully understand the strengths and weaknesses of group decision making after watching these video lessons.
- Simplifies training: Use this chapter for onboarding, one-on-one training, and corporate workshops on the importance of group decision making in the workplace.
This chapter helps your employees achieve these goals:
- Differentiate between group and individual decision making
- Outline the strengths and weaknesses of decision making as a group
- Detail impacts on group decision making
- Identify techniques for making successful group decisions
- Explain ethical and cultural considerations in 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 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.
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. 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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