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One element of a person's decision-making style is whether the decision maker prefers to make decisions alone or involve others.

One element of a person's decision-making style is whether the decision maker prefers to make decisions alone or involve others. In what situations are group decisions better than individual decisions? When are they not? Can you provide an example of an effective individual and an effective group decision and explain why the method (individual vs. group) worked well in the situation?

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Individual and group decision making are individual choices, as well as sometimes necessitated by the work culture in which the individual is working. In Asian cultures, like in Japanese and Chinese business practices, group decisions are highly regarded, whereas in western business styles, individual decision making is often the norm. Suppose that a manager is facing a dilemma whether or not to order a new LASER printer for his HR division. He checks on effective deals on the internet and finds that he can place the order on a deal that is ...

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One element of a person's decision-making style is whether the decision maker prefers to make decisions alone or involve others. In what situations are group decisions better than individual decisions? When are they not? Can you provide an example of an effective individual and an effective group decision and explain why the method (individual vs. group) worked well in the situation?

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