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Managerial Decision Making

On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed upon launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida killing all seven astronauts on board. Conduct a literature and an Internet search on the topics of the Challenger disaster and groupthink. Then, discuss how groupthink might have created decision-making problems for NASA and its booster contractor. Cite at least two sources in your answer. 200 -300 words APA format

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// The 'Concept of Groupthink' in this paper has been discussed through the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. For this, firstly, we will write about what does groupthink mean and its possible effects. This concept is directly related to the 1986 incident. It is discussed below under the heading of Introduction, for example:.//

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'Groupthink' refers to defective decision-making in a group. The groups experiencing groupthink does not reflect on all the available alternatives and they want consensus and agreement in the decisions made at the expense of the quality of the decisions. Their basic motive is to minimize the conflict and arrive at a consensus, irrespective of the necessary critical testing and analysis of the ideas behind the decision (Groupthink, 1999). The incident of 28 January, 1986 also involved a wrong decision making process.

//Moving along the paper, we will talk about how groupthink might have resulted in decision-making problems for NASA and its booster contractor. The decision making process was somewhere erroneous and therefore, it resulted in a tragic accident. //

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