WK3 Discussion 1:
Group Cohesion and Productivity:
Watch the video, Got a Wicked Problem? First, Tell Me How You Make Toast.
Then, using the information and concepts from Chapter 5 of the course text:
- Identify the point at which piggybacking began to occur within the problem-solving groups and explain its significance.
- Explain why working in complete silence fostered group effectiveness in the groups shown.
- Explain why the groups developed more effective instruction models for toast making than individuals.
Wk 3 Discussion 2:
Norms and Conformity:
A common problem in organizational decision making is groupthink. Consider an example of decision making in your own organizational experience, or from recent history. After summarizing the situation, list the symptoms of groupthink as they occurred. Explain how you think they created a rigid or narrow decision making style that resulted in a poor choice for the group. Remember to cite sources including the course text and at least two other scholarly resources.
Wk 3 Assignment:
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Decision Making and Problem Solving. Due by Day 7. History is replete with examples of decision making that inadequately addressed problem-solving. Truth be told, most people (if not all) have such examples in personal life too. Develop a 2-3 page paper that addresses the following:
- Describe a historic example (either social or personal) of a problem that required group resolution.
- Using the steps in your text, describe the steps involved in the problem-solving process for the example.
- Explain how the decision was made to solve the problem and how, in hind sight, that decision could have resulted in better outcomes for all stakeholders.
- Remember to cite sources including the course text and at least four other scholarly resources. The paper is to follow APA guidelines as outlined in the APA Style Standards, Ashford Writing Center, and Originality Matters areas of the course.
Cite four scholarly resources including the course text. The paper is to follow APA guidelines as outlined in the APA Style Standards, Ashford Writing Center, and Originality Matters areas of the course.