Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Group Decision Making

In the last byte, we looked at the aspect of how involved participative decision making could be. In today's byte, we discuss about group decision making. 

It is common practice that groups are used in decision making. There are two broad highlights of this form of decision making:
  1. Synergy - this refers to a positive force that occurs in groups when group members stimulate new solutions to problems through the process of mutual influence and encouragement within the group.
  2. Social Decision Schemes: refers to simple rules used to determine final group decisions.
Synergy is definitely beneficial to the decision making process, another related aspect that comes in is the commitment to a decision that flows in along with the group behavior - the knowledge and experience of the team members is voluntarily placed on the table.

Some examples of social decision scheme are: majority wins, truth-wins etc.

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