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Conduct an internet search for information on individual versus group decision making.
Then, compare and contrast individual and group decision-making.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Are there certain decisions that are better suited to individual decision-making?
What bounded awareness issues are found in individual versus group decision-making?
Cite a minimum of two sources.

Please help me with this. I looked up sources, I am just not finding enough comparing & contrasting information, hopefully you can give me enough information to write an essay.

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One of the key advantages of individual decision-making, is the fact that individuals can focus upon making a decision based upon the facts without interference from other decision-makers. Another advantage of individual decision-making, is the fact that individual decision-making does not require that there be a consensus or majority vote in order to determine what decision will be made in a given circumstance. A disadvantage of individual decision-making is the fact that the decision can be distorted any prejudicial ...

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(Scenario) The CEO of your company has been extremely frustrated with what has been occurring within the organization lately. In a recent managers meeting he exclaimed,

"Everyone around this place just follows the status quo. No one ever has any unique ideas on how we can make this organization better. You just sit here and wait for me to give you directions on what to do. Then you follow those directions word-for-word without asking any questions or making any improvements. We need to change this attitude and change it quickly."

He then pointed out each of your group members stated, "I'm assigning you all to a working group. Your goal is to help me fix this problem. I want you to work together, do some research, and come up with concrete ideas and suggestions to fix this problem."

Your group must do analysis, have discussions (either via the small group chat or discussion board) and come to a consensus to prepare a report (paper) that addresses the following:

Part 1 - Define the term "group" after discussion with your fellow team members. Avoid repeating a dictionary definition. For this scenario what would constitute a "group"?

Part 2 - Are there any differences in how individuals and groups make decisions? If so what are they?

Part 3 - Identify the applicable decision concepts (theories, principles, paradoxes, etc.) from our learning all semester (not just the group decision concepts identified in Unit 5) that your group believes will best explain what is occurring within the organization. Be sure your group provides rational to support each of the concepts your group identifies.

Study Material The Psychology of Judgment and Decision making(Plous) Chapter 17-18 and earlier theories and thoughts concerning Decision Making concepts.

Part 4 - Identify at least three (3) recommendations (from your group to the CEO) that will help him improve or overcome the current decision making conditions within the organization.

thank you for your insight and professional thoughts.
very important group assignment. Best Regards

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