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This paper states that some of the advantages of group decision-making over individual decision-making is that there are more resources, the work load can be spread evenly amongst all of the members of the group and there are more diverse viewpoints. The author points out that the disadvantages of group decision-making is that the process is more time consuming, there is more pressure to conform, and there is a possibility of unfair treatment and questionable leadership. The paper concludes that the type of organization and the kind of decision to be made determine whether it is better to use a group or individual decision-making process.
From the Paper:"...it is sometimes difficult to ascertain who's the boss or the leader. Imagine there being a football team without the head coach, or a marching band without a drum major. Those things can be in existence without the head coach and the drum major, but I guarantee that those entities will not be able to stay afloat for even a short period of time. It is imperative that the group come to a general consensus about who the spokesperson or leader for the group will be. Doing this will alleviate a lot of stress and eliminate the ambiguity in the group's assignments."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Kowitz, Albert. (1980). Decision Making in Small Groups. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
- Robbins and Judge. (2007). Organizational Behavior. New Jersey: Upper Saddle River.
- Wilson, Gerald, (1993). Groups in Context. New York: McGraw Hill.
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Decision-Making (2007, September 02) Retrieved August 10, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/essay/decision-making-97820/
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