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Improving Decision Making with Theories

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What problems in team decision making likely caused the committee to select for the award the worst applicant on their list?

What would you recommend to future committees so they avoid the problems identified in this case?

Discuss what happened in this case using concepts and theories on individual decision making.

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In this paper, we will discuss the case study, which deals with the evaluation of performance of individual to give the award to the outstanding faculty. We will also explain about the problem faced by committee members in the selection of deserving candidate followed by the solution to the problem and application of individual decision making theories in case study.


This case study depicts the decision taken by the college committee for giving the reward to the outstanding faculty on the basis of various parameters. In this case study, committee has conducted three meetings to arrive at a decision for selecting suitable faculty of the year. In the first meeting, committee decided to receive nominations from various faculty and students. This meeting was not successful because the faculty and members selected their own colleagues. In the second meeting, the committee had decided to scrutinize the applicants by judging subjectively and arrived to the decision, to choose the best faculty on the basis of outstanding performance.

In the last meeting, the clashes started between different perceptions of members of the committee. After a long discussion, committee decided to select the faculty on five point rating scale. The outcome of the result will be on the basis of individual rating.


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