Monday, 19 January 2015

Group Decision Making



Group Decision Making


  • The belief characterized by juries that two heads are better than one has long been accepted as a basic component in the legal system of many countries.
  • Decision making groups may be widely used in organizations, but does that mean that group decisions are preferable to those managed by individual alone?

Group Decision Making
Strengths
Weakness
 1
Group generates more complete information and knowledge
1
Time consuming
 2
Group offer increased diversity of views. Heterogeneity to the decision process.
2
Conformity pressure in groups, (according to practice )
 3
More approaches and processes to be considered
3
Group decision can be dominated by one or a few members
 4
Groups generates higher quality decision
4
Group decisions suffer from ambiguous responsibility. Ambiguity about responsibility and accountability of decision.
 5
Groups lead to increased acceptance of a solution
 5

(Ref: Organization Behavior- S.P.Robbins)

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