Group Decision Making In Working In Groups

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the first part of chapter 9 in the book Working in Groups by Isa N. Engleberg and Dianna R. Wynn, the authors highlight the importance of group decision-making and problem solving. There are many distinct differences between group decision-making and group problem solving, which involve different scenarios and environments. We will be discussing group decision-making and how the book describes the particular role and use for each specific communication tool related to the context of this class. We will now dive into group decision-making and the factors that make up its unique methods, questions, and styles. The authors state,” Decision making involves making a judgment, choosing an option, and making up your mind about something. …show more content…
This is due to whether you are an individual who makes choices based off of feelings or logic. These two types are categorized as either a thinker or a feeler based decision maker. When these two types of decision makers appreciate their differences and work together in synergy they make a great team experience. Decision making from here is split up into five specific styles based on the individual identities within the group. First, is the rational decision maker, who carefully weighs information and other options before coming to a decision (Pg 200). Second, is the intuitive decision maker, who uses their instincts and feelings to come to a conclusion or final decision. Thirdly, is the dependent decision maker, who seeks the advice and opinions from other members of the group before coming to a final choice. Up fourth is the avoidant decision maker, which is someone who feels uncomfortable making a decision and may result in not making a choice until the final minutes before it is due.This can be really bad for a group due to the fact that the individual person 's style may jeopardize the entire group 's goal. The final style of decision-making is, the spontaneous decision maker. This is an individual who says” let 's just do it now and worry about the consequences later,”(Pg 200). It is important to understand these different styles in relationship to your group members, and how different pairings will help or hinder group communication and

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