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MLOS 501:

MLOS 501 Session Six Decision-Making in Groups

Short Term Objectives:

Short Term Objectives Describe the elements involved in effective decision-making Define the Groupthink phenomenon and apply it to a group situation you have observed Define the Abilene Paradox phenomenon and apply it to a group situation you have observed.

Long Term Objectives:

Long Term Objectives Identify behaviors that lead to defective decision-making in the groups in which you participate Identify groupthink behaviors as they occur and prevent groupthink from happening in the groups in which you participate Identify Abilene paradox behaviors as they occur and prevent trips to Abilene in the groups in which you participate

Group Presentations:

Group Presentations

Factors in Defective Decision-Making:

Factors in Defective Decision-Making Information quantity overload—too much openness underload—too little openness

Factors in Defective Decision-Making:

Factors in Defective Decision-Making Mindsets confirmation bias—looking for facts that support your opinion false dichotomies—either/or thinking

Factors in Defective Decision-Making:

Factors in Defective Decision-Making Collective inferential errors vividness—overvalue a shocking example and undervalue facts unrepresentativeness—the example used does not represent the whole correlation—assuming it implies causation

Factors in Effective Decision-Making:

Factors in Effective Decision-Making Discussion processes that allow exchange of information Critical thinking Framing/reframing Integration of ideas with current thinking

Break:

Break

Videos: The Abilene Paradox and Groupthink:

Videos: The Abilene Paradox and Groupthink Take careful notes!

Activity:

Activity Break into three groups—Abilene, Groupthink, or Observer Take 20 minutes to meet with your group concerning The Abilene Paradox or Groupthink . Your task is to come up with reasons with your phenomenon (AP or GT) makes more sense than the other

Whole Group Debate:

Whole Group Debate GT group presents case (5 minutes) Observers may ask three questions AP side presents case (5 minutes) Observers may ask three questions Observers present findings based on what other sides have said (5 minutes)

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